Maritim signed the German Sustainability Code which is an initiative of the GCB and the European Association of Event Centres.
Maritim undertook to act responsibly in all major aspects of its environmental, economic and social activities. The Sustainability Code establishes ten guidelines for sustainability, which range from systematically integrating sustainability into business processes to achieving a balance in practice between ecological and economic considerations. No less important are the management of relations with employees and the respectful treatment of people in general, ensuring that no-one is discriminated against on grounds of race, colour, religion or belief. The use of energy and resources is neatly resumed in the slogan: avoid, reduce, regenerate. The implementation process defines goals, rules and workflows, to be optimised and controlled by a Sustainability Supervisor. The statement of support is a voluntary commitment to sustainable action, the results of which are formally documented and measured after one year.
In the summer of 2012, Maritim had already launched “PRO Umwelt” (“PRO-environment”) – an initiative designed to promote sustainable management. It led to the making of an inventory for all hotels in the areas of energy, waste, water, purchasing, and employee mobility. Maritim is the only German hotel company to date to train all its hotel staff as sustainability advisers and has played a pioneering role in introducing eco-project groups in all its hotels.
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s leading hotel group and the company’s nationwide hotel network is complemented by hotels in seven countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain, China and Latvia.