30 April 2020 | NEWS

Elite among the nominees of the Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft

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The «Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft» proves that sustainability can also bring financial rewards. The 2020 nominees have been selected and Elite is one of them! This year the President of the Jury is former President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard.

Economic success and sustainable principles are not contradictions, as impressively proved by the nominees for the «Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft» among which Elite has the honour to be part of this year. These pioneering companies are all passionate about shaping tomorrow’s entrepreneurial world and are not only successful in their segments but also raising the profile of ecological solutions.

Like our Smart Lease innovation, developed to adapt to hotel constraints. Smart Lease allows hoteliers to have Elite beds and mattresses with EU Ecolabel certification, a guarantee of quality and well-being in the field of luxury sleep, and to pay only according to their use. By recording usage data, the wear and tear of the products is also measured. Depending on the occupancy rate of the individual rooms, the mattresses are moved from one room to another to reduce wear and tear.

In a wellness society, guests are no longer satisfied with a simply well-decorated room with a beautiful view; the bed is still the most important piece of furniture in a hotel room and is often forgotten or neglected, thus creating customer loyalty. With Smart Lease, we offer hoteliers the means to surprise their guests and satisfy them with top quality bedding.

We want to demonstrate that an environmentally friendly product is first and foremost a product that lasts as long as possible. We also offer repair and maintenance solutions that extend the life cycle of mattresses, such as the associated Ecoclean service, which eliminates bacteria, dust mites and viruses from bedding.

Our planet, our most precious resource

If we want to preserve our planet for future generations, then the economy must be part of the solution. Switzerland’s most influential environmental prize is thus awarded to innovative companies which combine economic success with ecological impact.

A unique selection process involving national business federations and environmental organisations ensures that the most convincing solutions are identified each year. An interdisciplinary body of experts selects the five best projects from the 40 which have been nominated. These companies then present their ideas to a high-profile jury. Under the leadership of former Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, the jury then selects three finalists to make presentations at the CE2 Day event before deciding on the winner.

The award is given in partnership with the Swiss Environmental Foundation and the “Go for Impact” association, which functions as an umbrella for the BAFU (Federal Department of the Environment), economiesuisse, öbu, Swissmem and WWF Schweiz, among others.

Presentation of the prize on «CE2 Day»

The «Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft» will be awarded on 17 September 2020 at the «CE2 - Circular Economic Entrepreneurs», the Swiss Economic Forum’s new platform, in Langenthal.

Which Swiss company has been able to combine ecological innovation with economic success? For an overview of our Smart Lease solution, please visit our website: Umweltpreis Smart Lease

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