Sustainable hotel operations
Hotelli Korpilampi is part of the Pandox Ab (publ) (hereinafter Pandox) group.
The groups main business area is ownership and development of hotel properties.
Pandox owns approximately 160 hotel properties worldwide, which are mainly operated by international hotel brands such as Scandic, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Radisson Blu and Clarion.
Pandox is also the hotel operator in 20 of its own hotel properties, Hotel Korpilampi beeing one of them.
For more information: https://www.pandox.se/hotels/
Pandox Fair Play
As part of the Pandox Group Hotel Korpilampi is committed to the Fair Play sustainability strategy.
Just as in team sports, Pandox’s sustainability work is distinguished by high intensity, dedication and integrity.
Success also requires teamwork and mutual respect. Pandox has therefore named its sustainability strategy Fair Play.
Pandox’s most important contribution to more sustainable development is developing profitable, green properties and signing green leases with hotel operators. To succeed in this area Pandox needs to be an attractive employer that recruits and develops responsible employees and ensure that the business is operated in a responsible, ethical and efficient way.
Pandox sustainability strategy has five focus areas with underlying targeted areas:
Environment and climate, Responsible and fair business, Guest satisfaction and safety, Attractive and equal workplace
and Inclusive local communities. Read more about Pandox focus areas.
To facilitate sustainable work in all of these areas Pandox has formulated a Code of Conduct for employees and a Code of Conduct for Business Partners as well as an Environmental policy.
Small and big measures
Nature is of great importance to Hotel Korpilampi.
Our location in the northern Espoo Lake District on the shore of the beautiful Lake Korpilampi gives us the opportunity to offer our customers unique experiences in pure Finnish nature and therefore our entire staff is strongly committed to environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
Our own environmental work, such as waste sorting and recycling, using only eco-friendly cleaning detergents, etc., are supported by Green Key’s guidelines for practical measures in everyday work.
Pandox’s monitoring systems, which measure e.g. the hotel’s energy and water consumption, the amount of waste, the use of chemicals and the CO 2 emissions resulting from hotel operations are steering the improvement of the hotel property to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions.
Green Key Ecolabel
The Green Key certificate is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.
This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
A Green Key assures guests that, by choosing to stay with a Green Key establishment,
they are helping make a difference for the environment.
The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.
Hotel Korpilampi was awarded the Green Key Ecolabel in 2017 and was audited successfully in 2019 and 2022.
Read more about Green Key here: https://www.greenkey.global/
The Breeam environmental certificate
The Breeam environmental certificate is Europe’s leading environmental classification system for construction and properties. The process assesses the property’s environmental performance, such as energy efficiency, water consumption, material choices, waste management and environmental management.
BREEAM measures sustainable development values in several categories, from energy use to ecological values, and aims to influence their most important factors. These factors include e.g. low-impact design and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, sustainability and flexibility of design, adaptation to climate change, and protection of ecological values and biodiversity.
Hotel Korpilampi was awarded the Breeam environmental certificate in February 2022.
Winnow Vision’s food waste management
Winnow Vision, the most advanced food waste management technology on the market was implemented in our kitchen in February 2022.
Enabled with AI the Winnow Vision’s food recognition technology automatically recognizes the wasted food items and produces accurate data to help us reducing food waste.
Read more about Winnow Vision: https://www.winnowsolutions.com/
Safety vests for Pakankylä school’s first graders
Pakankylä school is a small school in rural area of Espoo with limited street lighting.
To ensure a safe journey to school and to after school hobbies during the dark months of winter we donated in November 2022 safety vests equipped with LED lights to the combined first and second grade students of Pakankylä school.
We wish the students of Pakankylä a safe journey to school.
Other environmental actions at Hotel Korpilampi:
- We heat our property mainly with a heating plant using wood pellets
- We have replaced hundreds of indoor and outdoor lamps with modern LED lighting technology.
- We have installed water-saving faucet and shower nozzles in all hotel rooms.
- We have reduced bio-waste and recycle all our waste
- We have reduced the amount of paper to be printed, e.g. by transferring the information of the room folders to the hotel’s TV system
- We only use environmentally friendly bio – detergents
- We have installed insect hotels and nest boxes for birds on our property
- Whenever possible, we serve local and organic products and vegetarian food
- We strive to increase our customers’ environmental awareness with announcements in hotel rooms and public spaces
- We recycle used goods and furniture
- We offer our customers responsibly implemented nature activities
- And the work continues…..