Sustainability

For us, pursuing sustainable development is a natural part of our operations. We are members of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC). Through collaboration within the GMIC, Karlstad CCC can exchange experience and knowledge with other players within the hospitality industry who share our objective of sustainable development.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The whole of Karlstad CCC, including our Karl IX restaurant, carries the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which means that we fulfil the demanding criteria of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, requiring an overall view of the environment in everything from locally-produced ingredients to waste management and smart energy consumption.

In our restaurant we have made significant efforts to reduce energy usage, to expand our selection of locally-produced and organically-grown food, and to keep a check on our suppliers. We also use eco-labelled cleaning and dishwashing products.

Operations that are adapted to be more eco-friendly facilitate reduced costs through, among other things, reduced quantities of packaging and waste and reduced energy consumption.

BREEAM

BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for projects, infrastructure and buildings. Just over 2.2 million buildings in 72 countries are certified. The method considers energy usage, land use, material usage, emissions, transport, water use and waste disposal. Karlstad CCC is certified under BREEAM and has been awarded a grade of “Very Good”.

Water

The excellent water we serve at Karlstad CCC comes from Lake Vänern. After drawing, it is filtered, carbonated and chilled for optimum taste.

Clean water is not a matter of course for everyone. Therefore we are helping more people to gain access to clean water by donating SEK 2 to UNICEF’s water project for every bottle of carbonated water served at Karlstad CCC. So enjoy a glass, or two, of our refreshing water!

Origin-labelled electricity from renewable sources

Karlstad CCC buys origin-labelled electricity from renewable sources. Sources classified as renewable by law are biofuel, geothermal energy, solar power, hydroelectric power, wind power and wave energy.

Diversity

Karlstad CCC is working actively to promote diversity and is a member of Diversity Charter Sweden. We are one of the initiators of the Expand conference, which highlights how openness and diversity lead to growth.