RMK Sagadi Manor Hotel received the Green Key 29.06

RMK Sagadi Manor Hotel was granted an international eco-label Green Key, which confirms that the hotel follows sustainable management principles in its daily activities.

According to Kadi Elmeste, Sales and Marketing Manager of the hotel, the internationally well-known label is important in the context of foreign visitors who choose their accommodation based on that label. “Many of the manor complex’s visitors are vacationers from Central-Europe, who value green thinking very highly,” she claimed. “If, for example, Estonians consider the aspect of environmental friendliness unimportant in the feedback information, then vacationers from Germany are willing to provide recommendations how to operate even more sustainably.”
Kadi Elmeste added that as the objective of RMK Sagadi Forest Centre, which is operating Sagadi Manor, is to increase the awareness about environment and nature among visitors, then joining the club of the Green Key is further emphasis of the supporting of the principles of a clean environment and sustainable way of thinking. “For example, people who value environmental awareness can organise a green seminar in our premises and at the same time they can reduce their ecological footprint, as a tree is planted in the forest per every green customer,” she said. “Additionally, one can use a CO2 calculator on the homepage of Sagadi Manor to calculate how much carbon dioxide is produced with one’s lifestyle and consumption and how many trees should be planted to neutralise that amount.”

The Green Key diploma was presented to RMK Sagadi Manor Hotel by the Tourism Development Centre of Enterprise Estonia. “The Green Key demonstrates to hotel guests how to achieve harmony between quality and environmentally friendly operation,” said Tarmo Mutso, Director of the Tourism Development Centre of Enterprise Estonia. “The hotel’s environmentally friendly activities, in cooperation with the nature school and the Forest Museum, are surely an inspiring example to other tourism economic operators as well.”

Sagadi Manor is a historical manor complex, which in addition to the hotel includes the Forest Museum, a nature school offering nature programs, and a restaurant. In 2010, 23,600 individuals visited the Sagadi Forest Museum, 5,900 individuals participated in nature programs and 7,500 customers used accommodation possibilities.

Green Key is an international eco-label, originating from Denmark. By becoming a member, the economic operators offering accommodation services can demonstrate their environmental friendly attitude. The precondition for receiving a Green Key is to fulfil certain criteria and to take those criteria into consideration in daily activities.

RMK is a profit-making state agency, established under the Forest Act. Its main task is to manage the state forest sustainably and effectively. RMK grows reforestation material, organises forest works, executes practical nature protection works and is engaged in forest and timber sales. Additionally, RMK establishes opportunities for nature walking and forest vacation in recreation areas, in five Estonian national parks and in almost 40 other protected areas and shapes nature awareness. RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.

Additional information:

Kadi Elmeste
Sales and Marketing Manager of RMK Sagadi Manor Hotel
Phone: +372 676 7827, +372 515 7869
E-mail: kadi.elmeste@rmk.ee