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Sustainability and safety

Ecolabelled with Green Key

The environment and safety are two priority areas at Sundbyholm Castle.

The environment

The hotel is environmentally friendly. This means active work with the environment, among other things with the aim of:

1) Reduce energy consumption. We use 100% renewable energy. We also have one of Sweden’s largest geothermal heating facilities for hotels, where our hotel rooms, conference rooms and dining halls are supplied by 52 thermal holes, which are up to 250 meters deep. Rotating units on the hotel roof pick up heat from the air and bring it down into the thermal holes, which are then constantly recharged with heat. We use energy-saving lighting. We measure our greenhouse gas emissions annually with the aim of reducing our climate impact.

2) Reduce the consumption of chemicals.

We use eco-labelled washing and cleaning products. We also use a laundry, Forslunds, which is eco-labelled with the Nordic Swan. In combination with our own cleaning staff, we also use Samhall as our external cleaning company and thereby taking our social responsibility to employ people with disabilities. Samhall is also eco-labelled with the Nordic Swan.

3) Reduce the amount of unsorted garbage. We sort and recycle our waste as well as our guests’ waste into the following fractions: colored glass, clear glass, plastic, food waste, corrugated cardboard, paper packaging, newspapers and office paper, metal, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, batteries, electrical scrap and combustibles. We reupholster our furnitures through a local upholsterer. Otherwise the furnitures is donated to ReTuna, a local recycling mall.

4) Reduce water consumption. We have taken initiatives to reduce water consumption. The area’s large flower beds and lawns are irrigated with lake water. We ensure that the majority of our taps in wash basins and showers in the hotel rooms follow the guidelines that our environmental organization has set up.

5) In addition to this, we work actively to achieve goals for ecological content in food, reduction of food waste, increase of eco-labelled consumables and eco-labelled inventories. The food waste turns into biogas in Eskilstuna. Our environmental organization has a points system and we are inspected every year.

What can you, as our guest, do to help us reduce our environmental impact?

• Leave recyclable packaging, cans and bottles in the room or on trolleys in public areas and we will sort it for recycling. Used batteries are placed on the desk or left at the reception.
• In the bin in your room we sort combustibles, plastic and food waste.
• Use your towel an extra day. Please put your towel on the floor if you would like us to change it. Hanging towels are not changed.
• We change your sheets after three nights, but no less than twice a week. Let us know if you wish to keep them longer.
• Use the door hanger if your room does not need cleaning every day.
• Turn off the lights, switch off electronics and unplug chargers.
• At breakfast, you can avoid throwing food by not taking more food than you can eat.
• Travel with public transport or rent one of our bicycles. Bus timetables can be found at www.sormlandstrafiken.se
• Do you have more suggestions that can help us in our environmental work? Feel free to write down your thoughts and ideas on the evaluation that you find in your room or talk to us at the reception. You can also email us at info@sundbyholms-slott.se.


Green Key is an international eco-label within the tourism and hospitality industry and present in more than 65 countries worldwide. The label is internationally managed by Foundation for Environmental Education who is partnered by UNEP, UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization. Today, over 170 establishments are eco-labeled with Green Key in Sweden. All Green Key establishments are checked through frequent audits, to ensure compliance of the criteria.

Read more at www.greenkey.global and www.greenkey.se.



Safety is important as soon as you are dealing with people – and with us, as a guest, you are at the center. At the same time, safety is important to us in the staff, so that we can feel safe in our workplace.

– Annual training in CPR including the use of a cardiac defibrillator. It is no longer enough to learn first aid. Statistics have shown that a person’s chances of survival increase significantly if he or she receives the help of a defibrillator after cardiac compressions have started. Therefore, we have two defibrillators at the facility, one in the hotel reception and one in the castle restaurant.

– Annual fire training. An external company helps us here to do the right things in the crisis situation that a fire would bring. We in the staff also get to actively put out small fires with different types of fire extinguishers. We also have a modern fire alarm that is addressable, that is, our fire control center notifies us exactly in which room a fire has started.


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