2024

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Certificate number: BAL 001/2023 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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WOT Ericeira Lodge

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Certificate number: BAL 001/2023 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

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

The global sustainability of WOT Ericeira Lodge

Read on if you want to chart a similar course to WOT Ericeira Lodge and lead a sustainable lifestyle.

  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.
  • They make known their commitments, good practices and sustainable efforts.
  • They promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles and habits.

Attributes

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
They participate in, collaborate with and/or carry out solidarity projects in favour of the Welfare State, with initiatives with social aims. Solidarity project
The company promotes the local economy, supporting local SMEs and/or their products and services. Local economy
Hire local employees. Local employment

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 WOT Ericeira Lodge:

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.
  • 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 apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.

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. WOT Ericeira Lodge 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 WOT Ericeira Lodge to fight against this scourge.

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

  • 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 collaborate with other entities to promote sustainability in the territory.
  • They promote the 3Rs in their facilities and production models: reduce, recycle and reuse.
  • They apply responsible production and consumption criteria.

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

  • They encourage sustainable mobility.

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • 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.

Society and Culture

 WOT Ericeira Lodge's efforts to fight poverty are growing, read on to learn more:

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

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

WOT Ericeira Lodge 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 collaborate with health systems in favor of collective health.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Through sustainability, the role of women in companies can be strengthened. That's why WOT Ericeira Lodge is committed to revising its organizational structure. Read on to find out how:

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

  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.
  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.
  • They control and evaluate their measures of empowerment and 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, WOT Ericeira Lodge has decided to:

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

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

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

Governance and Economy

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.

The creation of decent and productive employment is one of the fundamental pillars of economic and sustainable growth, which is why WOT Ericeira Lodge 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 facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.
  • They protect and respect the labor and equality rights of their workers.
  • Encourage innovation and continuous improvement among their employees.

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

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

  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.

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