Switzerland Tourism has launched the "Swisstainable" campaign to demonstrate that Switzerland is a sustainable destination. In Switzerland, we have always paid attention to bringing the needs of our guests, the local population and the environment into a harmonious balance. We will continuously develop the Einstein St.Gallen in the direction of sustainability.
We have a partnership with the non-profit organization SapoCycle. Our housekeeping team collects all hard and liquid soaps from hotel rooms after use. The soaps are recycled by people with disabilities and then distributed to improve the hygienic conditions of families in need.
Key Cards "O-Key"
Our room cards are made of Ginko wood, which is a rapidly renewable raw material and comes from resource-saving cultivation. The cards are biodegradable and are manufactured in the EU. For the card printing only environmentally friendly ink is used.
„Green Meetings“ at the Einstein St.Gallen
Below the Einstein Congress is a large geothermal plant 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.
Bees are among the most important farm animals in the world. They pollinate various fruit trees and shrubs and thus ensure the harvest of many foods. Since mid-April 2022, bees have been living on the roof of the Einstein Congress and working diligently to produce sweet honey. Our guests can enjoy our delicious "Rooftop Honey" at the breakfast buffet.
We purchase the milk, yogurt and cheese for the breakfast buffet from the Brumenau farm in Wittenbach, St.Gallen. The products stand for regionality, freshness, high quality and sustainability.
Since 1761, for 260 years, Turmkaffee has stood for high-quality coffee culture. For their coffee, they use only Arabica beans from three projects they support that are committed to the sustainability of coffee cultivation. The hand-selected beans from Guatemala, Brazil and Honduras produce a fruity and clean cup profile. At the same time, by using these selected beans, Turmkaffee sustainably promotes the future of the coffee industry in the countries of origin.
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