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1 July 2024 Success story

From a Royal Retreat to Greener focus: Kurhotel Skodsborg ESRS journey

Kurhotel Skodsborg is a luxury spa hotel in a historic building, formerly the King of Denmark's 19th century seaside holiday home. Faced with challenges due to the historical nature of the buildings and fragmented data from smaller suppliers it enlisted the help of Klappir to tackle the sustainability issues at hand.

By Klappir

Navigating ESRS and ESG data. A green journey for Kurhotel Skodsborg and Klappir

The hotel faced significant challenges in reducing its environmental impact due to the historical nature of the facilities which limited the integration of new technologies. The hotel's several small suppliers were not able to deliver accurate data for CO2 calculations for reporting. Furthermore, new European legislation and standards regarding sustainability made the complex sustainability situation for Kurhotel Skodsborg more pressing.

The unique setting of Kurhotel Skodsborg triggered multiple challenges:

  • Difficulty in implementing modern energy-saving technologies due to the hotel's historical structure.
  • Inconsistent and fragmented data from various sources and unclear reporting requirements lead to confusion.
  • Ineffective stakeholder communication.

Kurhotel Skodsborg has been using Klappir’s Sustainability Platform since early 2023, for the operational part focusing on emission data gathering and reporting. From the positive experience using the Sustainability Platform, Kurhotel Skodsborg decided to implement the Impact, Risk and Opportunities solution (Klappir IRO), which would provide a comprehensive overview of the ESRS requirements with a clear description of all data-points and structured reporting for everyone involved.

The solutions have enabled setting up a centralized database for sustainability information, fast report generation for leadership and board meetings, and, of course, provide education for internal purposes.

Key benefits included:

  • Sustainability Clarity and Understanding: The IRO solution offered descriptions of requirements in the ESRS which helped prepare the double materiality assessment, as well as share the basic understanding of the compliance requirements with the management, hence improved the decision on operational measures.
  • All sustainability information in one place: Improving data structure by consolidating information into a single solution increased clarity and provided a better overview of data.
  • Supportive Partnership: Onboarding and ongoing Customer Success has meant an active approach, flexibility, and the ability to receive in-depth expertise. The learnings will ensure ownership and independence for Skodsborg Kurhotel to work efficiently with DMA, policies, actions and targets going forward.

According to Pavlina Blanarikova, sustainability manager at Kurhotel Skodsborg, the collaboration with Klappir exceeded expectations. The hotel's management, which initially focused on the voluntary basic model for ESG reporting, now plans to expand its reporting capabilities with confidence in Klappir's up-to-date solutions and guidelines. The Klappir Platform facilitated a faster and more comprehensive setup for Scope 3 emissions reporting, despite ongoing challenges with supplier data.

Pavlina is very grateful for Klappir's expert support, and the structured approach provided by their Platform. Kurhotel Skodsborg reports have been simplified with Klappir's structured approach. Precise explanations through the complexity of reporting requirements in a well-structured system provided a clear roadmap. The partnership with Klappir transformed the sustainability reporting from an arduous task to a smooth and educational experience, clarifying what sustainability is and making sure that Kurhotel Skodsborg remains on a smooth sustainability journey into the future.


"Working with Klappir helped us get a better grasp on our GHG reporting and the ESRS. Klappir exceeded expectations and really became a 'work partner,' which simplified our reporting journey and made my life easier. Klappir provides very clear and simple explanations to any requirements, making it easy to understand even for beginners in the field, and the structure of the system gives a perfect overview of any data and evidence needed. Together with Klappir's in-depth expertise, any challenge seems minor. Outstanding assistance makes you feel supported all the way, and thanks to the well-established onboarding and system guidelines, you gain a lot of knowledge in the process. Big thanks to the whole team, Klappir deserves five stars!"

Pavlina Blanarikova, Sustainability Manager at Kurhotel Skodsborg.

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