The Gradonna****s Mountain Resort has been impressing guests with its in-house energy generation, environmentally friendly construction and many initiatives implemented in daily operations since it opened in 2012. This exemplary commitment of the design resort was recently confirmed by TÜV Austria with the ISO 14001 environmental management certificate.
Kals am Großglockner, 13.12.2023 – As a recognized standard for the certification of environmentally conscious companies, ISO 14001 stands for resource-conserving management – worldwide. The prerequisite for certification, which is awarded in Austria by TÜV Austria, is a documented environmental management system that is integrated into the organization and put into practice: Gradonna****s Mountain Resort recently became the first hotel in East Tyrol to be included in the list of award-winning businesses.
Sustainability as a model for recreation in the heart of nature
Located directly on the slopes of the Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei, the four-star superior resort is known for its environmental awareness: “The landscape and nature are our greatest assets. But that’s not the only reason why we consciously focus on environmentally friendly initiatives – we firmly believe that this is the only way to ensure our success: Not only is our resort car-free and offers sufficient charging points for e-cars and e-bikes, the energy required for hot water and bio-heat also comes from our own production,” says Maximilian Schultz from the owner of Gradonna****s Mountain Resort, the Schultz Group.
ISO 14001 certified
Thanks to its own wood chip plant, the four-star superior resort processes wood in a CO2-neutral way and thus generates the energy it needs itself. It also relies on regional suppliers and uses the waste heat from the refrigeration technology to heat the swimming pools, for example. The environmentally conscious management, optimized operational processes and minimized risks are now made even more visible to guests from home and abroad thanks to ISO 14001.
Photocredits: Gert Perauer