2023

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Certificate number: BAR 002/2023 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

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Certificate number: BAR 002/2023 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

Sustainability efforts

Casa da Amendoeira is striving to create its own Biosphere Sustainability Plan, do you want to know more?

The global sustainability of Casa da Amendoeira

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals entails certain difficulties, but Casa da Amendoeira has done it, and with flying colors.

  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.
  • They promote resilience to climate change.

Attributes

Food and beveragesFood and beverages

Local gastronomy
Bio

Eco and EnvironmentEco and Environment

Recycling
Eco articles
Plastic free
Environmental project

Think Global, Act LocalThink Global, Act Local

Solidarity project
Local economy
Local employment

Sustainability areas

Environment and Climate Change

The actions of a sustainable entity must provide solutions to the water crisis and the lack of resources. These are the different contributions offered by Casa da Amendoeira:

The sustainability of the processes of catchment, supply, sanitation and treatment of the resource is guaranteed in the following way:

  • They care about the quality and cleanliness of their water systems.
  • They apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.
  • Its facilities encourage you to consume less water and more efficiently.
  • They adopt measures to avoid contaminating the waters with their activity.
  • They carry out campaigns to inform and raise awareness about cleanliness and the responsible use of water.

According to the UN, access to electricity in the poorest countries has begun to accelerate, while energy efficiency continues to improve and renewable energy is achieving excellent results. Casa da Amendoeira is doing its bit in the following ways:

The company contributes to ensuring and promoting universal access to clean, smart and modern energy services:

  • They adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.
  • They carry out awareness campaigns on the use of energy.
  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.

The entity implements sustainable consumption and production patterns, for example:

  • They adopt measures to minimize the waste they generate with their activity.
  • They promote the 3Rs in their facilities and production models: reduce, recycle and reuse.
  • They control, monitor and report on the management of their waste and impacts.

A company not only contributes to climate change, but is also affected by it. That is why Casa da Amendoeira is developing an enabling framework to reduce emissions and create a better world.

As a global response to climate change, the entity carries out actions such as:

  • They measure and offset the carbon footprint of their activity.
  • They encourage sustainable mobility.
  • They promote resilience to climate change.

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They promote the respectful use of beaches and marine environments.

As a strategy and measures relating to the prevention of negative impacts, from this entity:

  • They provide information on the natural resources of the territory.
  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.

Society and Culture

In order to promote inclusive economic development, from this entity:

  • They promote social-economic growth in their environment.
  • They collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.

Casa da Amendoeira has decided to strive to improve the well-being of others through initiatives related to Sustainable Development Goal 3.

To promote healthy activities and prevent health risks:

  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.
  • They implement sanitary measures against Covid and other infectious pathologies.
  • They participate in projects aimed at promoting better health for people.
  • They promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles and habits.
  • They collaborate with health systems in favor of collective health.

 Casa da Amendoeira is adapting to the real needs of its employees, customers and other stakeholders, keeping sustainable development as its main objective.

To ensure the existence of inclusive and quality training:

  • They participate in the development of educational projects of other entities.
  • They care about training their staff.
  • They promote knowledge about sustainable development.

To become a powerful tool for women's empowerment, from this entity:

  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.
  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.

The constant urbanization of environments can generate long-term problems, such as forgetting the memory of the community. To avoid these mistakes and meet these challenges, Casa da Amendoeira has decided to:

To work to avoid the pernicious effects of overcrowding, from this entity:

  • They provide information and access to accessible and more sustainable transport.
  • They offer information about the local heritage and the traditions of the place.
  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • Its offer includes local cultural products and activities.

Democracy is necessary for sustainable development, so we must recognize the efforts of this entity to work on actions such as:

To inspire sincerity and participation, from this entity:

  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.
  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They apply policies against all forms of corruption and exploitation
  • They inform about the available public services and the places of interest of the place.
  • They make known their commitments, good practices and sustainable efforts.
  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.

Governance and Economy

Actions such as the following favor a sustainable use of land and make it possible to achieve responsible consumption patterns. This is not always easy, but Casa da Amendoeira has managed to prove it.

To ensure a responsible consumption model, actions are carried out, such as:

  • Its gastronomic offer is prepared following health safety protocols.
  • They take measures to prevent food waste.
  • They prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.
  • For their supplies, they prioritize agri-food products and suppliers that follow more respectful and sustainable practices.

The creation of decent and productive employment is one of the fundamental pillars of economic and sustainable growth, which is why Casa da Amendoeira has decided to work along these lines.

In this entity, to create decent and productive employment:

  • They offer quality employment, promoting local hiring and training.
  • They protect and respect the labor and equality rights of their workers.
  • They facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.

To achieve efficient use of resources we need to innovate and improve our infrastructure and industry. In pursuit of this goal Casa da Amendoeira undertakes efforts such as:

We all have to put ourselves at the service of the communities, and to this end, in this entity:

  • They encourage the planning, design and construction of sustainable infrastructures.
  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • They support SMEs and local businesses in the development of their activity.
  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.

It is necessary to build alliances for sustainability. To this end:

  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.
  • They create agreements and alliances in favor of sustainability

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