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For us, green powered change does not simply mean acting sustainably. As a company, we are aware that only sustainable corporate management can promote an active change in awareness among employees, guests and partners with regard to ecological, social, societal and ethical aspects, and that this will holistically change economic thinking at Seminaris.
Central elements are the mission “We make people grow” and the four values of appreciation, teamwork, joy in communication and self-determination. Together with the cultural mission statement, these form the basis for the change processes in the four pillars of sustainability Governance, Risk & Compliance, Economy, Environment and Society.

The central protagonists of all sustainability are the employees. Their mindset, their satisfaction and their relationship with the company determine the services provided and thus automatically economic sustainability. That is why we at Seminaris have initiated a transformation process from the center outwards, which puts the focus on the employees. This is how the interdisciplinary and cross-site transformation and environmental management team came into being. Since then, it has been meeting regularly and shaping cultural change as well as sustainability from within, bottom-up and people-centered according to design thinking principles.

The change from within the company acts as a lever and is supported by the positive effects of the matrix certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 and the certification of Sustainable Meeting Berlin. They show us the way to a green future and the 17 sustainability goals of the United Nations are ideals for us in respectful interaction with people and nature.

Code of conduct at Seminaris Hotels

These guidelines provide the framework for the conduct that Seminaris Hotels expects of itself as well as contractual partners, suppliers, cooperation partners and third-party companies in the supply chain.



We culture

Together with our guests and partners, we form a strong team that achieves more for the well-being of all. We attach great importance to constructive cooperation. We act at eye level.


We question all processes and fully exploit the opportunities for environmental and climate protection in the hotel industry. Since 2019, the entire Seminaris hotel group has operated a certified environmental management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015.

Green Meetings

Sustainable conferences, workshops and meetings are a matter of course with us: for example, events run on green electricity and the buffet is plastic-free.


Among other things, we expect our suppliers to always pay attention to safety, avoid conflicts of interest, comply with the law and treat others with respect and dignity.

Sustainability topics

Do you have questions about our environmental management system, are you interested in a partnership or do you have any questions? Then feel free to click here and send us an email.

Compliance at Seminaris

Is there something you would like to tell us? Or you want to give us a hint? Then feel free to contact us by email.

Sustainable development goals and projects at Seminaris, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

1. No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • We comply with all nationally applicable laws and mandatory industry standards on working hours, including overtime, breaks and paid vacation.
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  • We pay employees on time and provide clear and understandable information about the basis on which they are paid.
  • With Click A Tree, we support people in Ghana and create local employment at fair wages.

2. Zero hunger

End hunger. Achieve food security. Promote sustainable agriculture.

  • We offer employees access to complimentary water, hot beverages and the option of a meal plan at all times.
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  • We prefer to buy regional and seasonal products.

3. Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy living and promote wellness for all at all ages.

  • Working hours are recorded digitally. We place great emphasis on flexible working models.
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  • Breaks and vacations are clearly regulated. In addition, rest areas for employees are available in the hotels.
  • There is a company doctor in all hotels and health days are held.
  • Safety and fire protection officers regularly assess the hazards per workplace and area.
  • Dogs are welcome in the office.

4. Quality education

Ensure inclusive and quality education. Support lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • We have created a professional development program (NEEDS!) and personal mentoring program (DREAMS!) for all employees to actively support them in their learning journey.
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  • We offer the possibility of workation.
  • We are a member of various professional associations, offer opportunities for participation in networking events and workshops.
  • We support the possibility to study parallel to the job at Seminaris or to participate in other external training opportunities.

5. Gender equality

Achieving gender equality. Promotion and encouragement of all women and girls.

  • Diversity is as natural as it is enriching. It is firmly anchored in the personality of the hotel industry: A colorful mix of languages, cultures and characters makes hotels what they are: vibrant places of encounter. For us, it is always a matter of course that we treat everyone completely equally.
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  • We promote diversity and inclusion in all areas. From the integration of people with disabilities to the equality of all genders regardless of origin, skin color, ethnicity, religion, age or sexual orientation.
  • Seminaris supports flexible working time models to enable employees to meet special obligations in their private lives.
  • Salaries at our company are not determined on the basis of gender, religion, sexual orientation or the like.
  • The female quota is 54%.

6. Clean water and sanitation

Ensure access to clean water and functioning sanitation facilities. Promote sustainable water management.

  • With Purezza, we have introduced Seminaris Pure Water including refillable bottles to minimize CO2 emissions by eliminating delivery routes, as well as the post-production of bottles (34 t CO2/l savings. That’s 150 kg CO2 per 1,000 l).
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  • Water consumption is reduced by flow limiters in all taps and showers. This reduces from 10-12 l to 6-8 l per shower and to 2-4 l when using the washbasin.
  • Some hotels also now only use cold water at the hand wash basin in public areas, which also saves additional energy.

7. Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.

  • All hotels purchase green electricity.
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  • Three hotels use a photovoltaic system.
    Two hotels use a combined heat and power plant.

8. Decent work and economic growth

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Employment and decent work for all.

  • The transformation process from the center creates interdisciplinary and cross-location collaboration in the teams, which is designed bottom-up and people-centered according to design thinking principles. In the process, employees are empowered to make decisions independently and on their own responsibility, because Seminaris consistently trusts in the self-organization of its employees.
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  • Employment contracts are designed individually and according to needs so that they fit in with life – for example, through part-time or home-office arrangements.
  • Seminaris acts as a service provider. All services are checked for compliance with our value culture and mission statement.
  • For us, permanent beta means that we permanently scrutinize the expansion of sustainable services.

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Building resilient infrastructure. Promoting sustainable industrialization and supporting innovation.

  • The cultural mission statement that was developed by and for 350 employees and the resulting transformation process gave us the impetus for a complete realignment of our own offering, because Seminaris was one of the first in the hotel industry to recognize early on that the (working) world was changing – and its disruptive potential for our own business model.
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  • We offer the Deutsche Bahn event ticket.
  • We no longer offer our customers classic conferences – but the chance to grow in change. With a network of New Work experts, workshops, rooms and tools. And with employees who, with a mindset of permanent beta, continually drive this change from the middle.

10. Reduced inequalities

Reducing inequality within and between countries.

11. Sustainable cities and communities

Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • We have already introduced a holistic environmental management system in 2019.

12. Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • We use meeting materials from Ecoline. We offer organic juices and spritzers and process transverse fruit and vegetables from Querfeld.

13. Climate action

Take urgent action to address climate change and its impacts.

14. Life below water

Conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

  • In our purchasing, we focus on local fish species. Marine fish is only purchased from MSC-certified catches.

15. Life on land

Sustainable management of forests. Combating desertification. Containing and reversing soil degradation. Halting the loss of biodiversity.

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies.

  • We do not tolerate physical or verbal behavior that disrespects or demeans others. This applies to guests, customers and all other persons with whom we are in contact.

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  • We work together with “Lebenshilfe”.

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen means of implementation and breathe new life into the global partnership for sustainable development.

  • We place great emphasis on digitalization and therefore use various tools digitally, especially in the areas of human resources, purchasing, sales and accounting.
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  • Our website is climate neutral.
Why Seminaris
Seminaris Hotel Bad Honnef Konferenzfoyer

Seminaris offers a state-of-the-art working environment, for its own employees as well as guests, customers and partners.

At Seminaris, we all team up to achieve our goals and stand up for each other.

As a company, we are committed to our responsibility for people, the environment and society.