2024

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Certificate number: BOS 006/2019 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.

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Certificate number: BOS 006/2019 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

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

The global sustainability of QALMA

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

  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.
  • They care about training their staff.
  • They prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.

Attributes

Authentic entertainmentAuthentic entertainment

Shows
Tours

MobilityMobility

Bicycle parking

Eco and EnvironmentEco and Environment

Environmental project

Climate ChangeClimate Change

Renewable energies
Green spaces

AccessibilityAccessibility

Visual support

Think Global, Act LocalThink Global, Act Local

Solidarity project
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 QALMA:

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

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

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. QALMA 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 adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.
  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.

Did you know that, according to UNEP, 931 million meals are wasted in the world every year? Here are the efforts it is making QALMA 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 prioritize the purchase and consumption of local and sustainable products and services.
  • They control, monitor and report on the management of their waste and impacts.
  • They adopt measures to minimize the waste they generate with their activity.
  • They apply responsible production and consumption criteria.
  • They collaborate with other entities to promote sustainability in the territory.

A company not only contributes to climate change, but is also affected by it. That is why QALMA 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 encourage sustainable mobility.
  • They promote resilience to climate change.
  • They measure and offset the carbon footprint of their activity.

Sustainable business management must include the perspective of respect for the marine environment and its resources. In this sense, QALMA has carried out the following actions:

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They carry out actions to raise awareness and protect marine ecosystems.
  • They promote the respectful use of beaches and marine environments.
  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They collaborate to prevent pollution of the seas, oceans and rivers.

From Biosphere we congratulate QALMA for measures such as the prevention of negative impacts, or the conservation and restoration of landscapes, biodiversity and geodiversity. Read on to know the rest.

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

  • They carry out activities that respect the natural heritage and the local fauna.
  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.
  • They strive to prevent the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems and habitats.
  • They provide information on the natural resources of the territory.

Society and Culture

 QALMA's efforts to fight poverty are growing, read on to learn more:

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.
  • They participate in international humanitarian solidarity projects.

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

 QALMA 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 promote knowledge about sustainable development.
  • They participate in the development of educational projects of other entities.
  • 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, QALMA 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.
  • They provide information and access to accessible and more sustainable transport.
  • They create alliances with local companies to avoid Overtourism.
  • They offer information about the local heritage and the traditions of the place.
  • 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 care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.
  • They use indicators to measure their sustainable progress.
  • They apply policies against all forms of corruption and exploitation
  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They make known their commitments, good practices and sustainable efforts.

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 QALMA 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.

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

In this entity, to create decent and productive employment:

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

To achieve efficient use of resources we need to innovate and improve our infrastructure and industry. In pursuit of this goal QALMA 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.
  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • Promote improvements in the infrastructure of the neighbourhood/community around them.

QALMA strives to ensure equal opportunities and the elimination of discriminatory elements in our daily lives, giving opportunities to those who normally do not receive them.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.
  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • They support SMEs and local businesses in the development of their activity.

Now, more than ever, it is time to unite and cooperate for sustainability. From Biosphere we congratulate QALMA 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 share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.
  • They collaborate with academic institutions in favor of sustainable development.
  • They create agreements and alliances in favor of sustainability

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