Sustainability

„Green Meetings“ at the Einstein St.Gallen

Below the Einstein Congress is one of the largest geothermal plants in Europe which cools and heats the congress center and office buildings as well as the fitness park. The same system also heats the hotel. Congress organizers can rest assured that their meetings and events at the Einstein St.Gallen will be highly sustainable thanks to the use of energy-efficient equipment and standardized waste disposal and recycling coupled with the convenient location of St.Gallen.

Energy city St.Gallen

In 2001, the SuisseEnergie program launched the "Cités de l'énergie" (Energy Cities) to provide a “platform for an intelligent energy policy”. They promote the use of renewable energies, environmentally friendly mobility and sustainable resources management. St.Gallen is one of 313 Energy Cities in Switzerland.

European Energy Award Gold

St.Gallen has been awarded the European Energy Award® Gold for its commitment to sustainable energy policy. This is the highest certification that Energy Cities can obtain and means they have implemented at least 75 percent of their commitment plan.

Nespresso pads and capsules

Nespresso has launched the "Recycling@home" campaign, offering customers the option of collecting used pads and capsules from their homes. The Nespresso capsules and pads are collected in a recycling bag and can be placed in the milk bottle crate. The postman takes the bag and Nespresso recycles the used capsules and pads. We support this idea and take part in this recycling scheme for capsules and pads.

What else we do to save the environment

  • No plastic straws in any of our establishments
  • We separate waste
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Climate-neutral air conditioning in the hotel rooms provides cool air in the summer and heat in the winter, thus saving on fuel oil
  • We send electronic invoices whenever possible

 

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