2024

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Certificate number: BHO 040/2019 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.

São Lourenço do Barrocal

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Certificate number: BHO 040/2019 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 São Lourenço do Barrocal is committed to working towards global sustainability:

The global sustainability of São Lourenço do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal has demonstrated its sustainability efforts in more than 100 different ways.

  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • They care about the quality and cleanliness of their water systems.
  • Its facilities encourage you to consume less water and more efficiently.

Attributes

Food and beveragesFood and beverages

Local gastronomy
Vegetable garden

Authentic entertainmentAuthentic entertainment

Tours

Eco and EnvironmentEco and Environment

Recycling
Eco articles
Plastic free
Environmental project

Climate ChangeClimate Change

Renewable energies
Green spaces

AccessibilityAccessibility

Adapted access

Think Global, Act LocalThink Global, Act Local

Solidarity project
Local economy
Local offer

Sustainability areas

Environment and Climate Change

Water is one of our most precious assets. The São Lourenço do Barrocal 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:

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

In the future we will be able to count on renewable energy sources at all times, but in the meantime, São Lourenço do Barrocal 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 prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.
  • They carry out awareness campaigns on the use of energy.
  • They adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.

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

  • They apply responsible production and consumption criteria.
  • 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 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 promote resilience to climate change.

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They collaborate to prevent pollution of the seas, oceans and rivers.
  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.

Preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of natural environments is no easy task. However, São Lourenço do Barrocal deserves recognition for the following actions:

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 carry out activities that respect the natural heritage and the local fauna.
  • 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.

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 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.

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

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

Through SDG 16, São Lourenço do Barrocal 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 make known their commitments, good practices and sustainable efforts.
  • They use indicators to measure their sustainable progress.
  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.
  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They apply policies against all forms of corruption and exploitation
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.
  • They inform about the available public services and the places of interest of the place.

Governance and Economy

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

  • They take measures to prevent food waste.
  • Its gastronomic offer is prepared following health safety protocols.

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.

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

  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.

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.

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