√Ėsterreichisches Umweltabzeichen Englisch ¬©Leopold Museum, Wien 2023Sustainability at the Leopold Museum

In November 2023, the Leopold Museum was awarded the Austrian Ecolabel "Österreichisches Umweltzeichen"!

What does the Austrian Ecolabel stand for?

The Austrian Ecolabel was launched in 1990 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of the Environment. Today, it is considered the most important nationally certified ecolabel in Austria. The distinction is awarded exclusively to products, institutions and services that fulfil not only a variety of criteria related to the protection of the environment but also meet high standards in terms of quality and sustainability. As such, the Austrian ecolabel helps environmentally conscious consumers make everyday buying decisions. The quality seal is an indicator of the importance a company attaches to environmental quality.

The seal’s artistic logo is based on a design by the Austrian artist and environmental pioneer Friedensreich Hundertwasser: It symbolizes the elements earth, water, air and nature. The Leopold Museum dedicated a comprehensive monographic exhibition to this eminent artist back in 2020. Throughout the past 30 years, the Austrian Ecolabel has evolved continuously.

The Leopold Museum’s sustainability goals are:

  • We are Austrian Ecolabel certified since November 2023.
  • We are continuously increasing the quality of our sustainability standards with regards our exhibitions, products, raw materials, services and partners.
  • We are committed to changing the way we think and to exploring new solutions that help us make an active contribution to overcoming the climate crisis.
  • We are in the process of broadening our digital offers to promote inclusivity and sustainable knowledge transfer.
  • We are committed to conserving resources, such as energy, water, materials, cleaning products and office supplies, in our everyday work.
  • We are using sustainable and eco-friendly cleaning and hygiene products.
  • Our energy is derived exclusively from renewable power sources.
  • We are committed to selecting sustainable products for our museum shop.
  • We aim to involve all our employees in our sustainability measures and to provide relevant information to our visitors.
  • We encourage our employees and visitors to participate and provide feedback.
  • We prefer maintenance and repair over new purchases.
  • Our waste management concept reflects our sustainability goals and precautionary principle.
  • We are taking measures to save electricity: We are in the processes of switching to LED for our museum lighting.
  • Owing to its central location, the Leopold Museum can be easily reached via public transport. Our website provides information to visitors on how to get to the museum: Directions to the Leopold Museum
  • Access to the Leopold Museum is predominantly barrier-free. We are currently working on providing the greatest possible accessibility to all our exhibitions and educational offers: Information on Accessibility

The Leopold Museum is committed to sustainability and will continue to pursue this path.

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