Hamburg Airport and Hotel Baseler Hof are the “Air Quality Partner of the Year 2015”. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO Hamburg Airport, and the hotel’s authorised signatory, Sven Schmidt, received the awards from the hands of Jaana Karola Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Vice-President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and Uwe Kerstan, Hamburg Ministry of the Environment during a ceremony at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
Holding the official laudation, Jaana Karola Kleinschmit von Lengefeld praised the variety of activities undertaken by Hamburg Airport to reduce air pollutants. “Employees were supported in green mobility by financial aids for their public transport card called “HVV ProfiCard, by the provision of covered bicycle parking spaces, activities lie “Bike to Work”, and car share options. Also, alternatively powered vehicles now account for 32 per cent of the airport’s fleet”, said Kleinschmit von Lengefeld.
What Benefit The Guests Also Helps Hamburg’s Air
When recognising the efforts untertaken by the Baseler Hof hotel. the Hamburg Minister of the Environment Kerstan paid particular attention to the overall effect of the measures introduced there: “Upon arriving, each hotel guest is given a free day ticket for Hamburg’s public transport with his room key. Not needing to move a car, this service not only offers advantages to the guest, but also improves Hamburg’s air quality.” 24,000 HVV tickets are given to guests each year.
In addition, the Baseler Hof covers all cost of the HVV ProfiCard of its 135 employees. “We want to leave a liveable environment for our children and grandchildren. For us as a committed member of the Air Quality Partnership, emission-free mobility is an important part of our company philosophy”, explains Sven O. Schmidt, authorised signatory at Baseler Hof.
Second Award Within A Week
Only six days ago, Baseler Hof has also been honoured with the Helga Stödter Prize, which recognises gender equality in leadership positions. In October 2014, the Baseler Hof received the inclusion award by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the successful integration of employees with disabilities.
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