2024

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Certificate number: BHO 315/2022 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.

Hotel Casa dos Ofícios

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Certificate number: BHO 315/2022 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 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios is committed to working towards global sustainability:

The global sustainability of Hotel Casa dos Ofícios

A Biosphere Sustainability Plan such as Hotel Casa dos Ofícios translates not only into a commitment to sustainability, but also into a contribution with significant impact.

  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.
  • They collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.

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Renewable energies
Green spaces
Energy efficiency

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Local economy

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 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios:

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 adopt measures to avoid contaminating the waters with their activity.
  • Its facilities encourage you to consume less water and more efficiently.
  • They apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.
  • 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. Hotel Casa dos Ofícios 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 carry out awareness campaigns on the use of energy.
  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.
  • They adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.

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

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

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.

Society and Culture

 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios's efforts to fight poverty are growing, read on to learn more:

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

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

Hotel Casa dos Ofícios 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.

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

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, Hotel Casa dos Ofícios has decided to:

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

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

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

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 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios 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 prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.
  • They take measures to prevent food waste.
  • 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 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios 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 Hotel Casa dos Ofícios 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.
  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.
  • Promote improvements in the infrastructure of the neighbourhood/community around them.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • They support SMEs and local businesses in the development of their activity.
  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.

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

  • They collaborate with academic institutions in favor of sustainable development.
  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.

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