Good practice business SCHWARZWALD PANORAMA

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Germany
  • ETGG2030-GP
  • ETGG2030-MAP
Postal address Rehteichweg 22, 76332 Bad Herrenalb, Germany
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Forest
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A1 Sustainability management system
  • A3 Reporting and communication
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • A5 Customer experience
  • B1 Community support
  • D1.1 Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.4 Solid waste
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Certified by GreenSign


Serviced accommodation



Protected areas nearby:

Northern Black Forest; Karlsruhe

Certifying body:

Green Sign


Outstanding contributions

Schwarzwald Panorama is a hotel providing spa and wellness facilities and rooms for meetings, in a building with extensive views over the landscape of the northern Black Forest.  It is promoted as an eco-hotel and has a strong philosophy of supporting a sustainable living and working environment, in partnership with its guests, employees, suppliers and local community, with its own operations certified by Green Sign.

An annual sustainability report outlines various actions on responsible consumption and production, including: waste separation (20 types); organic and biodegradable products; zero-waste buffet breakfast; photo-booth for use instead of postcards; no air-con in rooms; use of electric vehicle; e-charging station and bike rentals. Energy is audited and the carbon footprint is measured – it was reduced from 47kg to 22.5kg between 2018 and 2019. The garden is managed for biodiversity and goats have replaced the lawnmower. Various measures are taken to involve the staff and to support local initiatives.  Green meetings are obligatory and the companies concerned get a certificate for their CSR-report.

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