2024

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Certificate number: BHO 004/2021 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.

Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo ****

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Certificate number: BHO 004/2021 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

Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** is committed to making great efforts towards sustainability. Read on to find out more:

The global sustainability of Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo ****

A Biosphere Sustainability Plan such as Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** translates not only into a commitment to sustainability, but also into a contribution with significant impact.

  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.
  • They apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.

Attributes

Prioritise and use food from the immediate local environment (reduction of CO2 emissions). Km0
They prepare typical local dishes from the local gastronomy. Local gastronomy
They have bins and recycling systems for common and private use. Recycling
The amenities, textiles or similar, follow eco criteria; refillable, reusable and made of recyclable materials. Eco articles
No single-use plastics are used and more sustainable alternatives are chosen. Plastic free

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 Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo ****:

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

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.

Did you know that, according to UNEP, 931 million meals are wasted in the world every year? Here are the efforts it is making Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** to fight against this scourge.

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 apply responsible production and consumption criteria.
  • They prioritize the purchase and consumption of local and sustainable products and services.
  • 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.

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

  • They promote resilience to climate change.
  • They encourage sustainable mobility.

Sustainable business management must include the perspective of respect for the marine environment and its resources. In this sense, Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** has carried out the following actions:

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They carry out actions to raise awareness and protect marine ecosystems.
  • 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 strive to prevent the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems and habitats.

Society and Culture

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

  • 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.
  • 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, Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** has decided to:

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

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 Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** 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.

The creation of decent and productive employment is one of the fundamental pillars of economic and sustainable growth, which is why Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** 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.

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.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.

Now, more than ever, it is time to unite and cooperate for sustainability. From Biosphere we congratulate Parador de Gijón Molino Viejo **** for their efforts in SDG 17, an SDG perhaps more complex than the rest, but more necessary than ever.

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.
  • They collaborate with academic institutions in favor of sustainable development.

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