Sustainability Plan 2021 – Botanika Uppsala
In 2021 and beyond, we are continuously working to implement our sustainability plan:
Bar and Restaurant:
Botanika is included in the app "Too Good To Go" where in 2020 we saved 50 servings of food and hope to quadruple it in 2021. The app sells food that has a short expiration date at half the price to take advantage of the food and reduce waste.
Food from the plant kingdom
On our menu, we work as much as possible with non-animal products to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. We have a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options and our chefs are actively working to create an attractive selection that is mostly from local ingredients with a focus on the plant kingdom.
Selects locally grown
At our breakfast we work with a Nordic buffet to promote local produce that promotes our region and country and to reduce long journeys. Our raw materials are mostly from Sweden. The purchase of food and drink is always based on locally grown and Swedish where there is an opportunity with regard to product and price.
Local range of drinks
We are proud of our local collaborations in the bar where we actively invite local breweries and liquor suppliers to guest star with us and to offer Master Classes. We offer local beer, wine and tonic and try to choose European spirits.
We grow ourselves!
We mix our drinks in the "Nordic way". Instead of topping a drink with a slice of lemon or lime from the other side of the world, we top with fresh thyme, rosemary and mint grown locally, even as locally as our backyard!
Renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions
Our hotel will be powered by renewable energy and we are currently working on operating the hotel on our own solar energy in the future. Energy-efficient LEDs should be used and replaced when replacing light sources.
We are currently working on establishing an internal greenhouse in order to be able to drive up knitting needles and fresh herbs with seedlings in all public areas and in our rooms.
We are currently working on a quick compost and being completely free from unnecessary plastic products. We sort our garbage and offer a recycling station for our guests.
Reduction of environmentally hazardous chemicals
Our soaps and shampoos for guests are organic products with as few chemicals as possible. The chemicals we use are environmentally classified in red, yellow and green, depending on how they affect people, animals and the environment.
Saves on water
In 2020, we have installed water-saving showers and taps as well as toilets to reduce water use.
Reuse of towels and change of linen is carried out only after guest stay unless otherwise desired by the guest, this to save on water and energy.
Sustainable supply chains
That suppliers are environmentally certified and work with clear environmental goals. Where we have not yet found sustainable suppliers, we are actively working to replace them with more sustainable companies.
We work actively to promote Swedish tourism and attract domestic hotel guests. This reduces long distances by air for our travelers as they come to Botanika to the greatest extent by train and car.
Reduce transport distances
Through carefully thought-out ordering procedures and co-purchase of goods, we reduce the number of transports to the hotel. We mostly choose Nordic goods as the right product choice reduces global deliveries.
We welcome everyone!
We are a multicultural meeting place where both our employees and guests should feel welcome regardless of their origin or orientation. As hard rock café says, "Love all, serve all!"
Employment for those who are far from the labour market
Through internships, work training and work introductions, we provide the opportunity for people who are far from the labour market or at the end of their careers to work with us.