Good practice business HOTEL ST POL

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Belgium
  • ETGG2030-GP
Organisation HOTEL ST POL
Postal address Bronlaan 23, 8300 Knokke-Heist, België
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Marine
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A3 Reporting and communication
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • A10 Destnation engagement
  • B3 Local purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D1.4 Water conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.2 Transport
  • D2.3 Wastewater
  • D2.4 Solid waste
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
See all locations on the map
All versions
# File name Contributor Release date Uploaded by Upload date Size Content type





Protected areas nearby:

Zwin Nature Reserve

Certifying body:

Green Key


Outstanding contributions

The St Pol is a small, 18 bedroom family hotel in the seaside town of Knokke. It has a sustainability policy integrating people, planet and profit. The hotel has been seeking to control its environmental impact and limit environmental risks.  In order to apply its policy consistently and throughout the organization, Hotel St Pol decided to implement the required measures in the context of Green Key certification, which it received in 2020.  It actively involves its employees in implementing the sustainability policy and procedures and they receive relevant training. The hotel also engages with the environmental department of the City of Knokke-Heist regarding subsidies and support relating to its sustainability policies, activities and expansion.

Energy and water consumption are monitored to pursue continuous improvement.  Electricity is partly sourced from their own 62 solar panels. Environmental management systems minimise pollution of air, water and soil, and waste is sorted and managed. Local and fair-trade produce is used in the restaurant, including the use of bread, cheese, jam and honey from local organic farmers. Charging points are provided for cars and bicycles.

Key SDGs related to this action


See: Tourism for SDGs - Recommendations for Companies