The Nordic eco label
Hotel J and Restaurant J are proud to present an extensive and engaging environmental program which has been awarded by the Nordic Ecolabel. The eco cycle is a common concern and we are determined to an active part in protecting the nature and raise the level of environmental competence among our staff members and our partners.
To be awarded the Nordic Ecolabel, otherwise known as the “Swan”, a hotel must comply with numerous limit values and other require¬ments. Energy consumption, which is one of the limit values, is one of the most significant areas of environmental impact. Besides reducing the hotel’s energy consumption, the Nordic Ecolabel also has requirements for the use of renewable energy sources. A Nordic Ecolabelled hotel also takes steps to reduce the use of chemical products. The products that are nevertheless used are mostly ecolabelled. The hotel also works to reduce water consumption and quantities of waste. A Swan-labelled restaurant has taken measures to ensure all aspects of the restaurant are environmentally friendly. It fulfils strict requirements on which raw materials are purchased and used. Swan-labelled restaurants fulfill requirements regarding energy consumption and waste management as well as the use of chemical products. Swan-labelled restaurants also use a proportion of organic foodstuffs and have a clear environmental management system. This means that a restaurant has rules and procedures for which products may be purchased, has established goals to continually improve environmental performance, and makes sure members of staff are involved in the environmental measures.
About the Nordic Ecolabel
The Nordic Ecolabel's vision is a sustainable society, in which future generations can benefit from the same conditions and opportunities as we ourselves do. The Nordic Ecolabel is the official ecolabel for the Nordic countries, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordic Ecolabelling has the commission to promote a more sustainable consumerism with the goal of creating a sustainable society. Read more at www.svanen.nu