The BIO-Hotels aim is to realise a different, sustainable subsistence strategy for your company. That approach is applied to most of the decisions as well as to the touristy offers. That is backed with the conviction that for example organic agriculture is better than conventional agriculture and that it does matter how a company treats their staff and the environment.
Out of that awareness the wish to act and to reorganise the hotels consequently rose, for example to only use organic products in the kitchen. In 2001 some hoteliers met up to realise that aim together.
One of the first cognitions was that together there is always a solution and that everyone benefits from the exchange for the own rearranging of the company.
By deciding on our purchasing we decide how the groceries that we use are produced. We decide with which methods the plants are treated, how the animals are treated and kept, whether genetic engineering is applied or not. Our standards are the least common denominator of our members.
Food Standards, as at 01.01.2012
Clear standards! So that you can easily recognise how consistently a hotel works, we have come up with the following system of leaves for you.
All agricultural products are organic. Non-agricultural products are of course clearly visible declared and are up to the following quality specifications: fish is ordered directly from the fisherman (without distributor) or ordered from certified and sustainable fishing. “wild harvesting“ must be collected regionally and game must be ordered directly from the huntsman.
The same standards like 5 leaves, however there are up to three exceptions allowed with food and certain products from the beverage segment can be approved for one year with a proposition from the association‘s management. Those exceptions also have to be visible for the guests.
More than 75% of the yearly purchase sales volume in the field of food und beverage segment origin from organic agriculture. (only possible for „friends of BIO-Hotels)
More than 50% of the yearly purchase sales volume in the field of food und beverage segment origin from organic agriculture. (only possible for „friends of BIO-Hotels)