Scandic Hotels Climbs In The Sustainable Brand Index
Scandic Hotels has continued to climb closer to the top in all countries in the Nordic region.
In Sweden, it was the number one hotel for the ninth year in a row, ranking 18 out of 355 brands.
Scandic’s performance is based on consumers’ assessments of how the company is working to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as well as its sustainability initiatives in 2018.
The improvement in all countries can be attributed to 18,000 team members who drive sustainability work forward every day.
During 2018, Scandic launched a number of sustainability initiatives starting with a Sustainability Hackathon involving all team members to brainstorm ideas on how to make Scandic even more sustainable.
Scandic also made the decision to stop using all plastic straws, cocktail sticks and coffee lids and to stop serving cage eggs. Not only that, the company introduced a plant-based burger and became a member of the International Tourism Partnership.
Alongside these initiatives, Scandic has been focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals since 2015. One example of this is our work to reduce food waste by optimizing the entire meal chain from purchasing to preparation and serving.
This has led to partnerships with Too Good To Go and Karma that have resulted in 150,000 portions of leftover food being sold onwards on digital platforms instead of being thrown out. Sustainability has always been important to us and will always be so, concludes Vanessa.
Ranking in Scandic’s countries of operation:
Sweden: 18 (22) of 355 brands
Denmark: 45 (57) of 219 brands
Finland: 45 (59) of 174 brands
Norway: 14 (15) of 233 brands