2023

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Certificate number: BHO 349/2022 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.

Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça

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Certificate number: BHO 349/2022 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

Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça is creating a solid Biosphere Sustainability Plan... do you want to know about it?

The global sustainability of Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça

A Biosphere Sustainability Plan such as Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça translates not only into a commitment to sustainability, but also into a contribution with significant impact.

  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.
  • They help maintain the native flora and fauna, preventing the intrusion of invasive species.
  • They measure and offset the carbon footprint of their activity.

Attributes

Food and beveragesFood and beverages

Km0
Local gastronomy

MobilityMobility

Bicycle parking
Electric charging

Eco and EnvironmentEco and Environment

Recycling

Climate ChangeClimate Change

Renewable energies
Green spaces

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 Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça:

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 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. Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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 adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.
  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.
  • They carry out awareness campaigns on the use of energy.

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 control, monitor and report on the management of their waste and impacts.
  • They apply responsible production and consumption criteria.

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

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They carry out actions to raise awareness and protect marine ecosystems.
  • They collaborate to prevent pollution of the seas, oceans and rivers.

From Biosphere we congratulate Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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 act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.
  • They provide information on the natural resources of the territory.
  • They strive to prevent the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems and habitats.
  • 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 collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.
  • They promote social-economic growth in their environment.

Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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 promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles and habits.
  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.
  • 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.

 Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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 care about training their staff.
  • They participate in the development of educational projects of other entities.
  • 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.
  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.

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, Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça has decided to:

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

  • They offer information about the local heritage and the traditions of the place.
  • They create alliances with local companies to avoid Overtourism.
  • They promote the conservation of the local cultural and natural heritage.
  • They provide information and access to accessible and more sustainable transport.
  • 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 use indicators to measure their sustainable progress.
  • They apply policies against all forms of corruption and exploitation
  • They make known their commitments, good practices and sustainable efforts.
  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They inform about the available public services and the places of interest of the place.
  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.

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 Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça has managed to prove it.

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

  • They take measures to prevent food waste.
  • They prioritize and publicize products from local agriculture and KM0.
  • Its gastronomic offer is prepared following health safety protocols.

The creation of decent and productive employment is one of the fundamental pillars of economic and sustainable growth, which is why Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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:

  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.

Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça 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:

  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • 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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