Organic food that at least fulfils the ecological farming standards, will be offered in the youth hostels in Baden-Wuerttemberg as from October 10, 2017. From that time onwards, noodles and rice will be offered only in organic quality. In addition, a minimum quota of 5% for organic products applies for each youth hostels referred to the cost of goods. In the medium term, this quota is to rise to as much as 10 percent.
Organic certification of the Regional Assocation Baden-Wuerttemberg
Cooperation with the Institute for Applied Ecology
The reginal association cooperates with the Institute for Applied Ecology in Freiburg. The institute scientifically studies environment related optimizations regarding the group catering. For further details, please have a look at http://trafo-3-0.de.
Certified coffee –fair trade
Also in the scope of coffee, the regional association will focus its attention on the challenges of sustainable development. From mid-2018 the youth hostels will therefore offer only certified coffee, which corresponds to accepted sustainability standards. Child labour and other exploitative conditions and violations of human rights have no place in our youth hostels. We therefore take social responsibility along the global value and supply chains.