Almost all of our FREIgeist Hotels – and our sister hotel the Hardenberg BurgHotel – have been climate-neutral since June 2022.
In concrete terms, this means that we worked with ClimatePartner to record all emissions from our products and our company. We calculated all CO2 emissions – from heating our hotel rooms, preparing our dishes in the restaurant, electricity consumption to the kilometers driven by our staff to the hotel. We offset all unavoidable emissions through internationally recognized climate protection projects and began supporting clean wind energy in Brazil this year.
Greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2 inevitably arise in the operation of a hotel: for example, through heating, electricity or through catering. We keep our footprint as small as possible: We use only green electricity, reduce our resource consumption through paperless reservation systems, modern lighting concepts help us save electricity, we support regional crafts and farmers from whom we buy part of our food. We are a member of the Göttingen Fair-Bio Genossenschaft and thus support sustainable development outside our company as well.
In addition to avoiding and reducing emissions, offsetting is an important component of holistic climate protection. In this context, we support an internationally recognized climate protection project for wind energy in Brazil, which has been proven to save CO2. It also contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for example combating poverty or improving living conditions in emerging and developing countries.