InfraCert - Institute for Sustainable Development in the Hotel Industry

InfraCert is an institute for practical research and development in the field of sustainable business, especially for the hotel industry and tourism destinations with different service providers and actors. As a specialist in sustainability and the certification of hotels with the GreenSign, InfraCert is mainly characterized by its practical research with well-known partners in the hotel and tourism industry.

For the founder and managing director of InfraCert - Suzann Heinemann - "green" hotel management is no longer just a fad, but offers a clear competitive advantage and is increasingly becoming a "must have" in the hotel industry. Today, sustainability is an expression of a value system that stands for innovation, stability, forward planning and trusting cooperation with employees and partners with regard to ecological and social aspects.

InfraCert is committed to ensuring that the hotel industry and destinations with an environmental strategy equip themselves innovatively and profitably for the future in the long term and that this is proudly and transparently communicated with the GreenSign sustainability seal.

GreenSign is the No. 1 sustainability seal for the hotel industry.

Networking with InfraCert - GreenCommunity

Successful networking is essential for optimizing the company's sustainability strategy. In the GreenCommunity, InfraCert focuses on an authentic, constructive and permanent sustainability dialogue between the hotel business, industry and science. With a large network of sustainable partners, hoteliers have easy and inexpensive access to sustainable products that improve their ecological footprint and increase cost efficiency in the long term.

InfraCert awards the GreenSign sustainability certificate

In 2015 the GreenSign was developed by InfraCert. As a scientifically substantiated piece of work, the standards of ISO 14001, ISO 26000 and EMAS are anchored in the GreenSign criteria catalog. A close connection between the GreenSign and practice ensures easy implementation in the hotel. After the catalog has been revised several times in accordance with developments and trends in the hotel industry and in sustainability, there is now 75% conformity with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, GSTC for short, which accredits certification centers worldwide for their scientific and credibility. The seal, which is now the market leader in Germany, is supported by an independent and high-ranking sustainability advisory board.

To continuously improve sustainability activities, hoteliers can contact InfraCert at any time for competent advice. The environmental management system integrated in GreenSign helps with the structured and timed implementation of planned initiatives. In addition to the sustainable development of the hotel business, InfraCert attaches great importance to the transparent communication of sustainability progress and the sensitization of employees, guests, partners and suppliers of the hotel.

Find out more about the GreenSign certification process and let the InfraCert team give you comprehensive advice!

The first steps towards fulfilling the sustainability concept have already been achieved in the hotel.

A well-founded focus on sustainability can be seen in the hotel.

The sustainability concept is implemented and lived in almost all hotel areas.

The requirements for sustainable management are met to a large extent by the hotel.

The sustainability concept in the hotel is a role model and the best possible objective.

Further competencies & projects

  • Introduction and support of an energy management system

  • Creation and process support of a CO2 footprint

  • Certification of destinations with "GreenSign Destination"

  • Auditing of quality and sustainability processes

  • Planning and implementation of a climate protection strategy (climate-neutral hotel and climate-neutral events)

  • Sustainability training and qualifications for employees and managers

  • Eco mapping in the form of sustainability and energy analyzes

  • Development and implementation of sustainability concepts for central hotel functions (e.g. procurement, marketing or technology)

  • Organization and implementation of webinars, lectures, industry events, social and environmental protection projects and sustainable events

  • Certification of hygienically safe and sustainable events (Green Clean & Safe)

  • Promotion of sustainable development also in the wellness area and in restaurants

We look forward to exchanging ideas with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions and questions.

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