Schick Hotels & Restaurants
Eco-friendly living at the Schick Hotels
The Schick Hotels have the Austrian eco-label for tourism
With the application for the Austrian eco-label Dr. Martin Schick and his team wanted to set an example to show that they take their responsibility for the environment seriously and that they constantly strive to achieve improvements in all areas in order to preserve a beautiful and healthy natural environment for future generations.
The “eco-label” project started in summer 2013 at Hotel Stefanie, which was the most elaborate due to its diverse offer of rooms, restaurant and seminar rooms. In autumn 2012 we were ready for the test and Hotel Stefanie was presented with the eco-label, which came in form of an official document handed out by the then minister Niki Berlakovich. The other 4 Schick Hotels followed and today we are proud that all of our hotels have qualified for the eco-label.
In the preparation period we were pleased to see that most of the required criteria had already been fulfilled, as during the refurbishment we had already focused on quality and sustainability in the cooperation with our suppliers. This covered the purchase of fair trade and organic products and products by local suppliers as well as professional energy consultation and the conscience usage and dosage of cleaning products.
A sign for the environment
Further improvements in many areas followed or were incorporated in our action programme in order to consider them with future investments.
Find here some points that have been changed in preparation for the eco-label:
- Purchase of free-range eggs instead of barn eggs
- Replace small sugar packages with sugar shakers
- Replace individual, small jam jars with general, bigger jam jars
- Motion sensors in the hotel halls
- Replace lightbulbs with LED lamps
- Use of restrictors in the taps
- Switch to TCF (totally chlorine free) paper when buying toilet paper, stationary and seminar notepads and flip chart paper
- Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
- Changing the boilers
- Heat recovery ventilation
Austrian eco-label for tourism
The Austrian eco-label for tourism is a quality seal for high ecological standards, quality and social engagement and has been standing for high quality of living and environment since 1990. It is valid for four years and is checked by an independent report. It is only given to hotels that not only meet the comprehensive ecological criteria but also various other requirements like appropriate usage or quality. The guidelines are constantly updated in order to sustainably guarantee high quality standards.
The test involves the following areas:
General environmental management – energy – water – waste – air & noise – office & purchase – cleaning – building & living – food – traffic