Our responsibility for the environment is an ongoing process, we can never sit back and think that now we have done our part. As an eco-labeled hotel, it is important that everyone in the company has environmental responsibility. We are constantly trying to find new areas we can improve!
Responsibility over time
As early as 1990, a group of enthusiasts working at Långholmen got engaged in environmental issues. It was back then the first environmental group was created. At the beginning, almost all environmental work was about waste and sorting it out in different fractions, something which was not easy considering that there were no sufficiently developed systems for receiving sorted waste.
Working actively with the environment, however, does not mean that we have been successful in stopping all CO2 discharges. The company Zeromission has helped us calculate and offset for our impact on the climate, which is used to support forestry project “Trees for global benefit” in Uganda. Some activities that the project supports are the re-planting of native species in order to give farmers access to building materials, biofuels and food, and to involve people in decision-making. Sustainable agroforestry also leads to an improvement in the quality of degraded soils and enhancing biodiversity.
We are Swan labelled
Certifying Långholmen for the Nordic Ecolabel is a conscious choice to work towards a sustainable society, not just in the short term but also in a longer perspective.
The vision of the Nordic Ecolabel is a sustainable society with sustainable consumption. To get there it is important to ensure that each and everyone helps by choosing ecolabelled products. To label Långholmen with the Nordic Ecolabel is a conscious choice to strive for a sustainable society, not only short-term, but also in the long run. By this, we would like to give you an opportunity to use the world’s scarce resources in a wise and responsible manner. Enjoy with a clear conscience! What is more – clear environmental conscience will guarantee a good night’s sleep.
NORDIC ECOLABELLED HOTEL, CONFERENCE AND RESTAURANT
Licence number 3055 0069
The company Zeromission has helped us calculate and offset for our impact on the climate. 2015 we compensated for 91 tons of CO2 emissions caused by heating, electricity, business trips, company vehicles and paper consumption. By working actively with environmental issues, we’re constantly trying to reduce our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint. The decision to start with carbon offsetting is a good complement to our environmental work.
Through Zeromission, our carbon offset is used to support forestry project “Trees of Hope” in Malawi. The target for this project, which has been started by the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative, is to increase knowledge and awareness of climate issues among farmers as well as educating them in agroforestry methods. There are more than 1000 small farmers who manage over 1 million trees over 1000 hectares. Some activities that the project supports are the re-planting of native species in order to give farmers access to building materials, biofuels and food, and to involve people in decision-making. Sustainable agroforestry also leads to an improvement in the quality of degraded soils and enhancing biodiversity.