For several years we have been a proud member of Green Globe; the highest standard for sustainability worldwide. With this membership we demonstrate our ambition to make a positive contribution to people and nature.
Taking responsibility for the environment is a matter of course for us. Below we offer an overview of some examples of sustainable measures we choose to take for the preservation of our planet.
View the Sustainability Management Plan (PDF), the sustainability infographic, or view practical examples of our CSR intentions below.
The Ambassade Hotel obtains green energy and CO2 compensated gas from Green Choice. Green Choice’s energy comes from natural sources: sun, wind, water and biomass and is mainly generated in the Netherlands.
In order to save energy we ask our guests to notify us when they do not require a change of towels in their rooms.
When it comes to the decoration of the hotel we pay attention to energy saving as well. Examples are the replacement of old light sources for sustainable LED lighting, the installation of CO2-driven ventilation, double glazing and other forms of efficient climate control.
Hotels For Trees
The Ambassade Hotel is proud partner of Hotels for Trees. Plant a tree by saving room cleaning costs and support the Ambassade Hotel and ‘Hotels for Trees’ in making the hotel industry more sustainable.
The Ambassade Hotel offers its guests sustainable transport options such as rental bikes, tickets for public transport and electric taxi’s.
All linen in the rooms is GOTS and Fairtrade certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) requires that textiles are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Given the monumental status of these centuries-old buildings, in 2010 even classified as world heritage by UNESCO, the Ambassade Hotel has continually ensured that these unique buildings are preserved and at the same time future-proofed. Caring for these monuments requires a specific kind of sustainable thinking.
The use of plastic and packaging is reduced by replacing plastic straws with biodegradable straws and products from wholesalers are delivered in reusable crates. In addition, all waste is separated.
Local & seasonal
The menu’s of Brasserie Ambassade are preferably composed on the basis of seasonal and regional products.
People & Education
Art & Culture
The Ambassade Hotel collaborates with schools and local businesses. For example, as of 2017, the Ambassade Hotel is a proud sponsor of the orchestral company Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Mokums Mecenaat. Also, several events have been organized, such as literary and musical salons. Furthermore, the Ambassade Hotel has started a new cultural initiative:
the Ambassade Art Gallery.
People & Finance
For several years now, the hotel’s banker has been the Triodos Bank. Triodos invests in initiatives that have a positive impact on the world around us. They finance better care for vulnerable elderly people and children and contribute to reducing food waste and producing cleaner energy.
Sustainability training is provided for all Ambassade Hotel employees. In addition, they are actively encouraged to contribute to issues of quality and sustainability.
The Ambassade Hotel is proud to be part of the ‘Koplopergroep Circulaire Hotels’. Together with the City of Amsterdam they investigate what hotels can do to contribute to a circular economy and especially: how they can cooperate in this.
About Green Globe
Green Globe is the internationally recognized sustainability label specifically designed for the travel and hospitality industry. Green Globe supports organizations in establishing their economic, social and environmental sustainability policies. It offers a complete system for travel and hospitality organizations to continuously manage, monitor and improve their sustainability processes.
Green Globe Gold
Since 2021, the Ambassade Hotel is proud “Green Globe Gold status” holder. This status marks the fifth consecutive year of successful completion of the Green Globe sustainability program.
Green Label Service
Green Label Service conducts audits at the Ambassade Hotel to maintain Green Globe status annually.
Since 2017, we have had the annual pleasure of hosting Chrissy van Meersbergen and presenting her with our developments in this matter.