SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals
We cannot do it alone, but if we remain in continual dialogue with a diverse range of partners, everything is possible. 17 goals that we can only meet together. The 17th and final goal is aimed at creating a just, fair, tolerant and openminded world, in which the needs of the most underprivileged are secured. The goal aims to strengthen local resources and to support developing countries. It also seeks to boost knowledge sharing between nation-states for all aspects of the 17 goals and to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.
What we’re doing
In the past years, it was an area of focus for us to establish good relationships with our suppliers and external partners based on mutual understanding and respect. Only with the support of all parties will we be able to meet our goals. We would like to take the opportunity to tell you more about our endeavours in this section. To mark this occasion, we would like to specially highlight one of our partners on the SDG project. Michaela Reitterer believes in the work of Gabarage, this especially applies to the company’s socioeconomic focus, where people and material objection all receive a second chance. The collaboration in the past years has impressed and inspired Michaela, convincing her to work together on all redesigning and remodelling endeavours. One of our primary suppliers, who supplies the bulk of our food products it Biogast, Austria’s largest wholesaler for organic food products. Obsthaus and Biomartin, two local enterprises provide us with fruits and vegetables of the highest quality. Biomartin also delivers the cold meats for our breakfast buffet. Our organic baked goods are purchased from Ströck and Josef Schrott. Beverages available in our hotel also meet our strict standards. Our tea is fairly produced in a biologically conscious manner and comes from Sonnentor, a business based in the Waldviertel region that is a major source of inspiration for our sustainable business practices. Regionality also plays deciding factors in where we procure our alcoholic beverages. Our organic wine comes from Vienna winemakers and our whisky is produced locally in the first whisky distillery of the Waldviertel. Viennese startup Wiener Dirndl is a much-beloved item on our menu. The supplier of our cleaning products, too, is of major importance to us, as it is here where we can make a decisive contribution to protecting the environment. Hollu and Frosch are the pair of partners who we have selected for eco-friendly sanitary cleaners, disinfectants, soaps and more. Hollu is also an important partner in spreading and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, we closely work with Salesianer Miettex, the first professional laundry service in Austria that has been recognized for their sustainable contributions. Currently, we have another project in the works: linens fit for a dream in which our guests will be bedded in the future. These will consist of organic cotton and be Fairtrade certified. Furthermore, the linens will support a project for girls and women in India. We look forward to telling you more about it when we launch.
SDG 17 comes to life in room 202. Here our focus is on visualizing partnerships. The double chair lift from Doppelmayr represents the topic of partnerships and is a true treasure. Unfortunately, we had to remove the poles and the cover that protect against the mountain cold. Partnerships are further on display with the couple in traditional dress on our lamp, which has an old Almdudler parasol as a lampshade. We’ve also highlighted climbing partiers working together to reach common goals on the ceiling lights in the antechamber and the wardrobe. And because travelling is sometimes a must for effective networking, you will find numerous furnishing, including the nightstand, the small bar and the clothes shelf, crafted from a suitcase that we got a great deal of mileage out of. The old sign from our hotel guesthouse is mounted on an old hotel door that is now used as a headboard—with all this travelling finding a comfortable place to lay your head is kind of important. The toilet paper holder was once a hiking cane, beneath which you’ll find a mini-rope for extra rolls. The vanity mirror is located in the small travel guide on the wall. Whenever you decide to leave your room, don’t use the door in the wardrobe—you won’t have much luck reaching your destination. As a partnership is a kind of rope team, there is a rope connection to the nightstand lamps that we sewed using hiking backpacks. On the rear wall, we just couldn’t resist using the rest of the material for the lampshade. The #2 from rope teams is the core message of this room as we can achieve a great deal when we work together—and that is what this final SDG is all about.