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SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8 promotes a world where every nation has a permanent and sustainable economic sector and that resource efficiency in our consumption of resources is improved around the world.  Furthermore, this goal supports decent work for all, full employment for all and equal pay for equal work between women and men.

What we’re doing

A bed with orange bedclothes in the boutique hotel Stadthalle in Vienna
Resource efficiency in consumption and production in the boutique hotel Stadthalle

In a good hotel, it’s not just the guests who feel at home—but also the entire staff. Hotels are primarily about making people comfortable. That is the highest priority. For us at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, it has always been clear that this is easiest to achieve when the team has fun on the job and enjoy their work. Wherever many people work together, sound organization is essential. Our quality management consists of precisely defined processes that not only make our work easier, but improve the entire collective. Service quality, work efficiency and stress-free work are qualities that have come about as a result. We currently employ a team of 25 for a variety of jobs which are organized in different departments. To give you a feel for the beautiful faces waiting to meet and greet you during your stay with us, we put our team on full display every Wednesday.

Implementation

SDG 8 comes to life in room 201. Here we did quite a bit of tinkering to help you understand the importance of this goal. Manual work and work 4.0 meet in this room as opposing topics. The nightstand lamps hang on old carpenter planes, the lampshades are made from old epees that were used as hand guards. The football lamps stand for the right work-life balance, because in addition to a performance mentality, it’s essential that we leave enough time for recuperation and entertainment. We dedicated the topic of balance between work and free-time to the vanity mirror in the bathroom as well, which was fashioned out of an old tennis racket. The toilet paper dispenser was made with a bricklayer’s trowel and also references this tightrope act. The stool is made from previously read newspapers and the bean bag is probably the workplace for generation 4.0, since you can easily lounge there with your laptop. These are both the polar opposite of the old hay rakes that were used for our wardrobe, which evokes images of truly exhausting work, as does the wrought rail that we used to make the console beneath the TV. And since upcycling is something we take seriously, the headboard is made from the old wall panelling in the breakfast hall, the red leather covers from the old headboard. The suitcase cover and the cushions were stitched together from scrapped curtains. The wooden hangers on the coatrack came from our colleagues in the Austrian hotel industry and are a reminder that we work where others are on holiday.

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