Vienna Residence goes green
The use of Green Energy, Oeko-Tex and Fairtrade in our apartments
Now more than ever, it is necessary to take our environment into account. While everybody should do everything they can with the aim to save our earth’s resources, this is essential for companies, as their influence can be most significant.
It is therefore extremely important for Vienna Residence to be one of the standout green companies that care about the environment. We are aware of the need to not only protect our planet by using green energy, but also to provide our clients with towels and cosmetics made without harmful chemicals. In addition, we must also mind certain fair trade standards and understand the value of recycling.
In this article, we would like to show you some measures that we take in order to ensure that you have an environmentally friendly stay in our apartments.
Our use of green energy
We use green energy from Austria. Our apartments are supplied with electricity from the company MeinAlpenStrom, which guarantees environmentally-friendly power, regional production and a better electricity supply for the future in general. They generate electricity in their very own small hydropower plants, which is a more environmentally friendly process than large hydraulic and storage power stations. Therefore, a lot of harmful Co2 emissions can be prevented.
As you can see, Vienna Residence demands high ecological standards for the power supply in every apartment.
Certified Oeko-Tex towels and bedsheets
Besides the source of green power, our cleaning company Wirl provides our clients with Oeko-Tex towels and bedsheets.They have achieved the Oeko-Tex 100 certificate for their cotton fabrics, which ensures that their products are manufactured to a consistently high standard. This certificate is regularly checked and guarantees that the textiles do not contain carcinogenics, allergenic or irritating substances. Oeko-Tex is testing the fabrics for more than 100 regulated individual substances which are harmful to human health. All of the cleaning and washing products from our cleaning company are biodegradable and marked with the Oesterreichischen Umweltzeichen. The laundry is also done with certified cleaning products.
This is why we ask our customers to only use these towels for their body, as they are not made to clean the kitchen, furniture or any other surface. It is also important to not leave these towels on the floor or to remove makeup with them. You can find more information regarding the use of the Oeko-Tex towels in every apartment.
Fair trade body care provided in our apartments
Every apartment provides guests with body care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. We offer premium products called FAIR CosmEthics from the ADA’s cosmetics line, made with fair trade-certified ingredients such as cane sugar and Brazil nut oil. Fair trade has the significant aim to improve social, economic and environmental conditions of farmers and workers in developing regions in Africa or Asia. Because of the poor living conditions and poverty in certain, fair trade-production follows strict principles regarding modernized farming methods, better living and working conditions, fair payment and a better future in general.
As you can see, environmental and social awareness are important values for our company, and we really take care to ensure the best ecological conditions for our customers.
So, enjoy Vienna’s high standard of living during your stay and be aware of your ecological footprint!