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Gäste- und Tagungshaus am Glockengarten

Conference hotel

We are a Christian guest-house and conference venue nestled in the park-like grounds of the Evangelischer Diakonieverein in the south-west of Berlin. It is an oasis of peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of city life or an exhausting day at a seminar.

We offer modern and bright seminar rooms for conferences and other events with a capacity of up to 100 participants. One of our most popular highlights is our chapel with an organ in the gallery - perfect for wedding ceremonies or grand plenary sessions. You can enjoy our spacious garden area for breaks or outdoor events as well. A total of 43 rooms in our guesthouse are designed to provide you with a cosy atmosphere in a setting with a historical flair.

The wooded and watery surroundings lend well to extensive cycling tours, hiking or swimming in one of the lakes nearby. Whether you want to enjoy a short holiday in the peace and quiet of nature or explore the lively city centre of Berlin / Potsdam and its culture - you can have the best of both worlds here.

We are very well connected to public transport and as a result you can reach your destination comfortably and without any hassle.

Commitment to sustainability

The guest-house and conference venue of the Evangelischer Diakonieverein Berlin-Zehlendorf e.V. is especially distinguished as a social entrepreneur: We take pride in our employees who have been with us for many years, they are paid according to the collective wage agreement, there is a pension scheme, additional pension insurance, temporary employment accounts and further and advanced training opportunities in our in-house competence centre for education. Transparency is a top priority in the work of the Diakonieverein. That's why we have joined the Transparent Civil Society initiative. We procure our energy supply through natural electricity.

Conference rooms

  • max. room dimension up to 125m²
  • 7 Event spaces total
  • max. room height up to
  • Exhibition space from to 420m²
  • suitable for up to 100 participants

Equipment in event spaces

  • Accessible
  • Audio system
  • Full darkness
  • In-house technical personnel
  • Natural light
  • Projection technology
  • WiFi in event spaces

Conference hotel equipment

  • 43 Rooms
  • 3 Accessible rooms

Sustainability performance

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) High Performer

Obligation criteria

  • Governance - Integrating a sustainability strategy
  • Governance - Implementing sustainability goals
  • Governance - Sustainable business development management
  • Compliance - Observing laws and guidelines
  • Compliance – Integrating a code of conduct
  • Compliance - Active incident management for breaches of compliance
  • Data Privacy – Ensuring data management meets the statutory requirements
  • Corporate culture – Communicating the sustainability vision statement
  • Transparency - Public sustainability reporting
  • Risk analysis - Structured risk management
  • Shareholders - Transparent information on shareholder structure and participations

Environment Advanced Performer

Obligation criteria

  • Energy – Use of renewable energies
  • Carbon emissions – Auditing carbon footprint
  • Carbon footprint - Travel management system to cut carbon emissions
  • Carbon footprint - Mobility management strategies to reduce carbon emissions
  • Energy – Managing energy saving and efficiency
  • Emissions and environmental pollution control - Avoidance of noise, light, etc.
  • Waste – Systematic waste avoidance, sorting, and recycling
  • Environmental management – Environmental management system in place
  • Environmental management – Increasing energy efficiency of facilities
  • Environmental management – Safe treatment of hazardous materials
  • Environmental management – Putting green office strategies into place
  • Environmental management – Reducing water consumption
  • Environmental management – Eco-friendly furnishings for premises and locations
  • Environmental management – Using eco-friendly consumables

Optional criteria

  • Environmental costs – Carbon offset for projects and business activities

Society High Performer

Obligation criteria

  • Employee satisfaction – Promoting employee loyalty and motivation
  • Work-life balance - Flexible working time models and CSR catalogue
  • Occupational health and safety measures - Safeguarding productivity
  • HR strategy – Supporting staff development and training
  • HR plan – Strategic HR management
  • HR strategy – Appraisal interviews and incentive system in place
  • Diversity - Management of diversity and equal opportunities
  • Diversity - Ensuring the workplace is free from discrimination
  • Training and further training – Promoting professional and personal development
  • Training and further training – Developing skills in sustainability
  • Suggestion scheme – Strengthening sustainable processes
  • Dialogue - Involving stakeholders groups
  • Accessibility – facilitating participation

Optional criteria

  • Diversity - Integrating not-for-profit organisations
  • Social commitment - Regulating donations and sponsoring
  • Social commitment - Supporting company volunteer programmes

Business High Performer

Obligation criteria

  • Quality – Introducing structured quality management
  • Quality – Establishing a structured complaints management procedure
  • Quality – Regular dialogue with stakeholders to improve quality
  • Risks – Established risk analysis of products and projects
  • Innovation – Expanding the sustainable service portfolio
  • Innovation – Sustainable product and innovation management
  • Security – Establishing a user safety process
  • Budget discipline – Structured bid and invoicing management
  • Remuneration policy – Equitable remuneration structure
  • Suppliers – Aligning the supply chain along sustainable lines
  • Suppliers – Monitoring sustainability criteria in the supply chain
  • Suppliers – Hiring of sustainable locations
  • Resources – Efficient purchasing of sustainable products and services
  • Memberships – Transparent information on association memberships

Optional criteria

  • Financing – Ecological and ethical financial participation

Further details

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Sustainable Partner

Certified since 2021

Audits year-on-year

2023 +11%
2022 +18%
2021 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +6%
2022 +23%
2021 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +3%
2022 +18%
2021 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +3%
2022 +25%
2021 ±0%

Overall performance

4 of 5 Points

High Performer

Location & Connection

Gäste- und Tagungshaus am Glockengarten
Glockenstraße 8,  D-14163 Berlin,  Zehlendorf

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