Our sustainability policy
Sustainability is a key business objective Hotel Ridderkerk. The control of the environmental impact of the hotel plays the most important role. The management and the employees are responsible for this. To fulfill this objective interpretation Hotel Ridderkerk company follows the guidelines of the Green Key, a recognized hallmark of the European Quality Mark Foundation for Environmental, Safety and Quality.
Golden Green Key
To be eligible for the Green Key, businesses should take measures with regard to environmental and CSR . Green Key Netherlands has three levels of certification: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more optional action fulfills a property, the better the certification. Hotel Ridderkerk has since 2011 certified GOLD and recognized as a property with a visible policy for the preservation of our hotel, restaurant and meeting product. Both internal operations and in the selection of suppliers, we keep a close account of our social responsibility . Classified as property, our hotel is continuously working to further develop our product and even better and more sustainable. Visit for more information http://www.greenkey.nl/.
Rotterdam Climate Initiative
On Thursday, June 24, 2010 Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk signed with Koninklijke Horeca Netherlands, Mark Foundation Environment, Safety and Quality, Marketing Rotterdam and the Rotterdam municipality the agreement 'Sustainable Hotels and Conference Venues Rotterdam'. By participating in the Covenant working Rotterdam hotels and conference venues to improve their environmental performance. The Rotterdam Green Key project falls under the Rotterdam Climate Initiative program. With the Green Key which is held since late 2011, Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk contributes to climate objectives Rotterdam. Look at www.rotterdamclimateinitiative.nl for more information.
Heat and cold storage
We use a range of sustainable solutions that we burden the environment as little as possible. There is a thermal energy storage in the ground (a technique which is pumped up that summer is used to cool the hotel, where excess heat is stored to use the building in the winter at 180 m depth groundwater heating), a combined heat and power (indoor facilities to generate that heat released is reused) electricity and heat (a ventilation system which allows an extremely efficient form of heat).
An impressive range of environmentally friendly measures as a 'unique concept' is labeled. By the technical installer Linthorst BV Therefore, Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk can also be seen as a 'green' hotel. But if you make something as big as a hotel, with many impact on the environment then it is the responsibility of the hotel to wear. And if the techniques are available, why should they not be used?
Additional 40 percent
Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk as hotel not only meets the current requirements in terms of CO2 emissions, it will surpass 40 percent. Every year, four hundred tons of harmful substances emitted in the hotel. That 's a savings comparable driving 2.5 million miles. So it is not just an empty phrase if we say that you are environmentally responsible manner by, for example to choose us for a meeting room.