ADVANTAGES OF BEING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

The Garden Hotels chain is committed to social responsibility and undertakes various actions and collaborations that strengthen the brand values.

Correctly communicating the measures being taken to improve the surrounding environment enables bonds to be formed between the brand, the client, the staff and the media. Thanks to a solid CSR programme, the chain’s reputation is reinforced as the actions carried out have a positive impact on everyone’s lives.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIONS

  • Purchasing loose packages instead of portions to generate less waste.
  • Reduction in the use of toxic products and giving priority to local produce to reduce the use of transport.
  • Bathrooms have had soap dispensers installed rather than using individual units of soap.
  • Installation of automated systems for reading levels and controlling the dosage of products for the pools.
  • Replace R22 gas with latest generation compatible gases with a lower emission rate.
  • Usage control by taking daily readings.
  • Control of the emissions produced by the boilers.
  • Usage control by taking daily readings.
  • Informing the client that water is a valuable resource and requesting their collaboration to use water sensibly.
  • Water saving system with a double flush installed on all toilets.
  • Change of towels and sheets according to the ecological criteria of the client.
  • Plants are watered at dawn and dusk to avoid evaporation.
  • Automated watering systems with timers.
  • Establishing water usage objectives, for example: water use per person per day.
  • Try to reduce the use of bleach, hydrochloric acid and ammonia in cleaning processes to reduce the impact of the contamination of grey waters.
  • Controlling water and electricity consumption levels in order to detect leaks or excessive usage as soon as possible.
  • Installation of energy efficient refrigerators.
  • Use of energy efficient lightbulbs.
  • Temperature control with thermostats.
  • The air conditioning stops automatically if the patio door in the room is opened.
  • Gradual replacement of all lightbulbs for LED.
  • Eco-friendly linen change system in all the rooms.
  • Cathode tube TVs to be replaced by LCD sets.
  • Lighting changed to LED.
  • Installation of energy efficient lighting along the garden paths.
  • Electricity key cards for the rooms.
  • Classification and separation of waste for recycling.
  • Availability of selective collection systems for urban waste.
  • Collection system in place for dangerous or special waste products.
  • These dangerous or special waste products are collected periodically by authorised waste management companies.
  • A timetable with preferred delivery times has been established for suppliers in order to minimise any inconvenience caused to guests or neighbours.
  • Employees have been provided with guidelines to minimise noise generated by their activities.
  • A designated member of staff is available for recycling and storage of cardboard and glass.
  • Recycling of cooking oil.
  • Recycling of ink cartridges, cardboard and glass.
  • Collection of used cooking oil to be used for biodiesel.
  • Purchasing products by weight instead of portions whenever possible.
  • Purchasing recyclable toner.
  • Use of biodegradable products.
  • Reusing and recycling paper.
  • Paperless administration.
  • Change of bed linen when requested by the client.
  • Use of recyclable materials for the Garden Experience programme activities such as rubbish bags, card, old wood.
  • Collaboration agreement between the Diagrama Foundation and Garden Playanatural.
  • Collaboration agreement with IRES association, integration into the workplace for people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Collaboration with the Foundation for Disabled People.
  • Collaboration agreements with the Red Cross for staff doing practical training.
  • Agreement with the Insular Council of Majorca for the integration of people in a situation of vulnerability.
  • Employing new members of staff from the local community.
  • Implementation of the Gender Equality Plan.
  • Collaboration with different employment integration programmes, such as Adecco.
  • Training plans and support for staff.
  • The Travelife certificate: an important distinction which accredits excellent management of hotel resources in order to implement more environmentally friendly practices.
  • EMAS Environmental certificate, guarantees the introduction of environmental management systems and diffusion amongst the public and interested parties.
  • ISO 140001 Environmental Certificate which accredits the Strategic Environmental Plan established in the hotel.
  • The Majorcan Hotel Federation together with XHSB. The signing of an agreement to implement the sustainability indicator tool in the hotels.
  • Restaurants against Hunger campaign.
  • Collaboration with the Deixalles Foundation.
  • Operation Kilo with the hotel sector.
  • Bottle top collection campaign with Seur.
  • Sending blankets to the Red Cross.
  • Mattresses donated to RETO (Charitable organisation for the social reinsertion of people with drug dependencies).
  • AMADIP as the official printer for the chain.

ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Purchasing loose packages instead of portions to generate less waste.
  • Reduction in the use of toxic products and giving priority to local produce to reduce the use of transport.
  • Bathrooms have had soap dispensers installed rather than using individual units of soap.
  • Installation of automated systems for reading levels and controlling the dosage of products for the pools.

ACTIONS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

  • Replace R22 gas with latest generation compatible gases with a lower emission rate.
  • Usage control by taking daily readings.
  • Control of the emissions produced by the boilers.

ACTIONS TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION

  • Usage control by taking daily readings.
  • Informing the client that water is a valuable resource and requesting their collaboration to use water sensibly.
  • Water saving system with a double flush installed on all toilets.
  • Change of towels and sheets according to the ecological criteria of the client.
  • Plants are watered at dawn and dusk to avoid evaporation.
  • Automated watering systems with timers.
  • Establishing water usage objectives, for example: water use per person per day.
  • Try to reduce the use of bleach, hydrochloric acid and ammonia in cleaning processes to reduce the impact of the contamination of grey waters.
  • Controlling water and electricity consumption levels in order to detect leaks or excessive usage as soon as possible.

ACTIONS TO SAVE ENERGY

  • Installation of energy efficient refrigerators.
  • Use of energy efficient lightbulbs.
  • Temperature control with thermostats.
  • The air conditioning stops automatically if the patio door in the room is opened.
  • Gradual replacement of all lightbulbs for LED.
  • Eco-friendly linen change system in all the rooms.
  • Cathode tube TVs to be replaced by LCD sets.
  • Lighting changed to LED.
  • Installation of energy efficient lighting along the garden paths.
  • Electricity key cards for the rooms.

ACTIONS FOR OPTIMUM WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Classification and separation of waste for recycling.
  • Availability of selective collection systems for urban waste.
  • Collection system in place for dangerous or special waste products.
  • These dangerous or special waste products are collected periodically by authorised waste management companies.
  • A timetable with preferred delivery times has been established for suppliers in order to minimise any inconvenience caused to guests or neighbours.
  • Employees have been provided with guidelines to minimise noise generated by their activities.
  • A designated member of staff is available for recycling and storage of cardboard and glass.
  • Recycling of cooking oil.
  • Recycling of ink cartridges, cardboard and glass.
  • Collection of used cooking oil to be used for biodiesel.
  • Purchasing products by weight instead of portions whenever possible.
  • Purchasing recyclable toner.
  • Use of biodegradable products.
  • Reusing and recycling paper.
  • Paperless administration.
  • Change of bed linen when requested by the client.
  • Use of recyclable materials for the Garden Experience programme activities such as rubbish bags, card, old wood.

SOCIAL AND EMPLOYMENT INTEGRATION PROGRAMMES

  • Collaboration agreement between the Diagrama Foundation and Garden Playanatural.
  • Collaboration agreement with IRES association, integration into the workplace for people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Collaboration with the Foundation for Disabled People.
  • Collaboration agreements with the Red Cross for staff doing practical training.
  • Agreement with the Insular Council of Majorca for the integration of people in a situation of vulnerability.
  • Employing new members of staff from the local community.
  • Implementation of the Gender Equality Plan.
  • Collaboration with different employment integration programmes, such as Adecco.
  • Training plans and support for staff.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • The Travelife certificate: an important distinction which accredits excellent management of hotel resources in order to implement more environmentally friendly practices.
  • EMAS Environmental certificate, guarantees the introduction of environmental management systems and diffusion amongst the public and interested parties.
  • ISO 140001 Environmental Certificate which accredits the Strategic Environmental Plan established in the hotel.

COLLABORATIONS WITH ENTITIES AND CAMPAIGNS

  • The Majorcan Hotel Federation together with XHSB. The signing of an agreement to implement the sustainability indicator tool in the hotels.
  • Restaurants against Hunger campaign.
  • Collaboration with the Deixalles Foundation.
  • Operation Kilo with the hotel sector.
  • Bottle top collection campaign with Seur.
  • Sending blankets to the Red Cross.
  • Mattresses donated to RETO (Charitable organisation for the social reinsertion of people with drug dependencies).
  • AMADIP as the official printer for the chain.

PRESENCE IN THE MEDIA