Two hotels in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein have decided to introduce an environmental management system according to EMAS. These hotels tried to include other hotels and suppliers from the Black Forest region in the cluster but didn't succeed before the end of the MOVE-IT project.
The Lakes of l'Eau d'Heure is a 1800-hectare site. The current development of accommodations and touristic activities have to be done in a sustainable way in order the preserve the quality of the water, which is the main asset of this site. The water quality is different from one lake to another. Some lakes are not proper to swim in, while the efforts to clean the lake of Plate-Taille recently lead to receive the Blue Flag Award.
- Create eco-innovative support mechanisms to lower transaction costs for EMAS implementation for participating SMEs and reduce the dependency of SMEs on external expertise,
- Use EMAS for branding, marketing and communication of the tourist product
To create eco-innovative support mechanisms to lower transaction costs for EMAS implementation for participating SMEs and reduce the dependency of SMEs on external expertise,
Use EMAS for branding, marketing and communication of the tourist product
The idea that unites all of the participating SMEs to join the cluster is their desire to increase the number of tourist in the region and their firm belief that being an „eco-destination will contribute to this increase. Most of the participants in the cluster see implementation of environmental management with EMAS as a tool to reach this objective.
Another driving force for some of the companies is the internal understanding of their owners or managers that we are all responsible for the nature protection. Some of the big hotels highly estimated the future benefits which implementing an environmental management system will bring in their hotels like decreasing the maintenance cost and reducing the use of resources.