European Green Capital 2019

The European Commission awarded Oslo the prestigious European Green Capital title for 2019. Oslo's dedication to preserve the environment and climate is stronger than ever and the 
city has high ambitions. Read about how Hotel Continental supports a green and sustainable future. 

Eco-Lighthouse certification

Hotel Continental has been Eco-Lighthouse certified since 2011. This means that our company takes sustainability seriously, and has fulfilled strict requirements within the areas of: work environment, purchasing, energy, transportation, waste, emissions and esthetics. By choosing an Eco-Lighthouse certified company, you contribute to a more sustainable future. 

Reduce Food Waste

Food is disposed for millions of euros every year in Norway. This is not sustainable, neither for profitability, the environment nor ethical reasons. Along with the rest of the hospitality industry in Norway, Hotel Continental and its restaurants have set the goal of reducing food waste by 20% by 2020. Join us in cutting food waste!

Our ​Green Initiatives

  1. Green heating of all areas with district heating, no current.
  2. We have invested in a high-tech energy station that enable us to save 20% of the power we use and furthermore recycle 13%.
  3. Recycling of food waste.
  4. Sorting of waste in 16 different fractions with a 10% reduction of waste every year (equal to 30 tons).
  5. We encourage and have requirements to our suppliers that they deliver goods with less carton/paper and plastic.
  6. During restoration of our buildings, 80 – 85% of the waste is recycled. 

We are also very conscious of our use of paper, thus we have moved our information flow and marketing over to digital platforms.

Encouragement to our guests

We are dependent on our guests’ help to be able to become a fully sustainable operation. We encourage our guests to think green by e.g. using their towel several times, not changing the linens every day, do as the locals – drink water from the tap, ordering the right amount of food to reduce waste etc.

Thank you for your help – it matters!

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