2022

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Certificate number: BHO 017/2019 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.

Casas do Durão - Memories House

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Certificate number: BHO 017/2019 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

Here are some examples of how Casas do Durão - Memories House is committed to working towards global sustainability:

The global sustainability of Casas do Durão - Memories House

Casas do Durão - Memories House has a solid sustainability plan, formed by good practices that have been endorsed by our audit team.

  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.

Environment and Climate Change

Water is one of our most precious assets. The Casas do Durão - Memories House makes great efforts to ensure its proper use, so that future generations will not suffer from shortages.

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

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

In the future we will be able to count on renewable energy sources at all times, but in the meantime, Casas do Durão - Memories House is striving to implement them, as well as to promote sustainable consumption.

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

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

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

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

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

  • They measure and offset the carbon footprint of their activity.

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They collaborate to prevent pollution of the seas, oceans and rivers.

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.
  • They help maintain the native flora and fauna, preventing the intrusion of invasive species.

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.

To promote healthy activities and prevent health risks:

  • They implement sanitary measures against Covid and other infectious pathologies.
  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.

To ensure the existence of inclusive and quality training:

  • They promote knowledge about sustainable development.
  • They care about training their staff.

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

  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.

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

  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • Its offer includes local cultural products and activities.

Through SDG 16, Casas do Durão - Memories House is committed to transparency, honesty, participation and equity. As well as to stop exploitation, intolerance, and the abuses of the economic system.

To inspire sincerity and participation, from this entity:

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

Governance and Economy

It's not easy to specialize in a Sustainable Development Goal like this, but Casas do Durão - Memories House has done it. Prioritizing environmentally sustainable suppliers, helping to avoid deforestation or raising social awareness are some ways to help curb world hunger. Read on to find out how this entity does it.

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

  • Its gastronomic offer is prepared following health safety protocols.
  • They prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.
  • They take measures to prevent food waste.

In this entity, to create decent and productive employment:

  • They facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.
  • They offer quality employment, promoting local hiring and training.

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

  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.
  • They encourage the planning, design and construction of sustainable infrastructures.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

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

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

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

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