One of the strong facets of Buitenplaats de Bergse Bossen is the location: located in the center of the Netherlands in the region of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Meeting and sleeping in the green environment attracts many business and private guests. The hotel cherishes the environment and as a modern company we take our responsibility for the consequences of our business operations. In all the activities, Buitenplaats de Bergse Bossen takes into account the impact on people as well as the environment. In everything we do, sustainability is an important starting point. We act in the best interests of the hotel, the environment, our guests and staff.
To visualize our policy regarding Corporate Social Responsibility, we have been Green Key Gold certified since 2011. Some examples of the measurements we take include, actively contributing to the development of our sector along with to further educate those who wish to learn more. In addition, we are constantly looking for improvements in our own purchasing process. We are looking at the possibilities for sustainable procurements. You can think of environmentally friendly detergents, energy-efficient lighting, organic and local Fair Trade products, eco-labeled printing paper, the usage of green electricity and gas. Hence, we include our suppliers to support us in our sustainable procurement policy and many of our suppliers have signed a sustainability declaration. Moreover, we make voluntary contributions to social causes, e.g. Trees for All and the Ronald McDonald House. These charities are supported by the sale of merchandise, sponsorships along with the performance of voluntary work by us. Furthermore, we continuously work to reduce the environmental impact of our business. Therefore, we are encouraging the use of public transport along with bicycles. Hence, the separation of waste and coffee residue is included in our plan.
Moreover, it is very important to us to inform, our staff, about the role of sustainability within our company. With the purpose that they are able to convey the message to our guests. Therefore, we continuously educate as well as instruct our staff about the updates along with the latest trends and developments regarding sustainability.
In operations, this means that we have established a good balance between sustainable entrepreneurship and comfort. During your stay, you are contributing to the realization of our objectives without experiencing any inconvenience. For example, we use energy-efficient lighting throughout the hotel and save water by using special showers. The menu of our restaurant features dishes prepared primarily with organic products. In addition, various organic non- and alcoholic beverages are offered with a Fair Trade label. Climate control is strongly taken into account, without you getting too hot or too cold in your room or in one of the public areas. Did you know that there is even a Green Team appointed? They are involved in the development of new sustainability actions.
After spending the night at Buitenplaats de Bergse Bossen you will not only be good to start a new working day, but you also have made a contribution to the conservation of nature and the environment!
Would you like to have more information about Green Key? Then take a look at the website: www.greenkey.nl
Green Key is part of the Foundation for Environmental Education FEE. This is a worldwide organization with members based in more than sixty different countries. At www.fee-international.org you can read all about the idealistic objectives of this organization: care for and awareness of nature, the environment and sustainability. So future generations still can enjoy our beautiful earth.