Environmental policy of the Matterhorn Group AG

Commitment to sustainability

Matterhorn Group AG is committed to sustainable development. By defining objectives across the entire value chain and implementing these objectives through suitable measures, we achieve an improved level of environmental sustainability in the following environmental sub-areas:

  • Energy use
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Waste prevention and recycling
  • Climate protection
  • Reduction of emissions

Environmental policy

The principles of our environmental policy are based on an awareness of our responsibility towards our unique nature and landscape, our built environment and our fellow humans and future generations.

Legal and agreed obligations

We adhere to statutory requirements and agreed environmental obligations, and we continuously review our activities to ensure compliance. If there is no statutory provision, we define our own standards.

Employees

Our employees are familiar with our environmental policy and objectives, and they understand the contribution that they are expected to make towards these objectives in their own areas. We raise the awareness of and train our employees with respect to environmentally friendly behaviour.

Resources and energy

Through the targeted management of electricity and fuel, we reduce our consumption of resources and our impact on the climate, thus helping to protect the environment. We promote the use of alternative, renewable and environmentally friendly energies.

Disposal / Recycling

We take account of the waste produced when selecting products. We manage and reduce operational waste and promote recycling over incineration.

Products

We promote regional and sustainable product standards as well as offers and services with additional environmental benefits, thus creating added value for our guests, partners and employees.

Logistics

We are committed to environmentally friendly and resource-efficient logistics. In this respect, we seek a balance between economic and environmental efficiency.

Suppliers, partners and contractors

When selecting suppliers, partners and contractors, we give preference to those who act in accordance with environmental rules and support our environmental policy. We review the environmental performance of suppliers and partners as part of an annual supplier and partner assessment.

Infrastructure / Sustainable building

When engaging in new construction or renovations, we adhere to environmental standards in terms of construction materials and energy. Environmental monitoring of construction projects in mountain areas is a matter of course for us.

Communication

We communicate our obligation to protect the environment and our environmental efforts to the public, our employees, our guests and our business partners.

ISO certificate 14001:2015

We maintain a system in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 that allows us to continuously review, assess and improve our environmental efforts on the basis of key performance indicators.

Focus in 2019

A clean environment forms the basis of all offers of Matterhorn Group AG – including excellent air quality. In 2019, improving air quality will be at the heart of our endeavors.