Sustainability plays an important role in the bigBOX ALLGÄU: Restricting the consumption of resources for the benefit of future generations and handling consumer goods responsibly is an important aspect of our economic activities.
The following activities are examples of our sustainability management:
Since 2011: Exclusive consumption of 100% green hydropower electricity, which is produced in hydropower plants in the Allgäu region without generating CO2 emissions. Each year, around 250 tons of CO2 are saved, which is roughly equivalent to the amount that a forest of 192,500 m² can store.
Since June 2014, there has been a 978 m² photovoltaic system on the roof of the bigBOX. It produces approx. 147,000 kWh of electricity per year, which corresponds to an annual electricity consumption of 47 average German households. The investment amounted to 200,000 €. The electricity produced is consumed 100 percent by our event hall and the bigBOX ALLGÄU Hotel itself.
Since autumn 2015, we have been upcycling at bigBOX ALLGÄU, cooperating with the Allgäuer Werkstätten. The Allgäuer Werkstätten is an institution that integrates people with disabilities into the daily work process by providing a permanent job and meaningful employment, aimed to enhance their social life. In the upcycling process, the Allgäuer Werkstätten use disused large banners that used to hang on the façade of the event hall, as a material to sew practical shoulder bags in four different formats (shoulder bag, shopping bag, cosmetic bag in two sizes). Each bag is marked with a reference note to the banner from which it was made. The fan bags are available at ticket sales at a reasonable price.
Since March 2016, the in-house magazine bigMAG with a circulation of 850,000 copies per year has been printed on environmentally friendly, FSC-certified recycled paper in order to save resources in paper consumption.