For more than two decades, the Grand Hôtel Stockholm has devoted a great deal of time and effort into translating corporate responsibility thinking into actions. From a micro perspective, things like waste management, garbage sorting and cleaning, pose a practical problem for the hotel to solve. From a macro perspective, corporate responsibility is an integral part of the way we do business and is at the core of our business strategy.
In practice, a hotel is like a regular household, just bigger. In terms of environmental impact, the Grand Hôtel is in many respects like other hotels. Energy is used to heat and cool the hotel and to cook food for our guests. Cleaning products are used to keep the hotel fresh and clean. Our garbage is sorted and disposed of or recycled. Water is consumed in showers and baths. Major quantities of goods and services are purchased and transported to the hotel.
In most cases, the guests who visit us require transportation to and from the door. In short, everything that takes place at the hotel is like what happens in a household, but naturally on a much larger scale. When comparing the Grand Hôtel’s business to that of other hotels, we can quickly point out that our food & beverage operations are considerably larger. Therefore, our energy and produce are significantly greater. Here are a few figures to give you a grasp of the proportions:
- Approximately 100,000 hotel guests stay with us every year.
- Every day we serve 275 breakfasts and 645 meals.
- We produce approximately 1.3 tons of garbage daily.