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At Ohla Boutique Hotels, we are committed to society, environment and sustainability, both in our day-to-day activities and the projects we support.
At Ohla Boutique Hotels we are aware of the impact of our activity on the environment, as well as on our social and cultural setting. We understand that tourism development must be sustainable, protecting the environment and making rational use of natural resources.
One of our main objectives is to improve sustainable management, assuming continuous improvement commitments in all areas of sustainability: social, economic and environmental, as well as customer satisfaction.
Hence, we are committed to sustainably managing our activity and applying the principles and targets agreed in the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the P.O.P. and the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20.
In our process of continuous improvement for better environmental management, among other points, we have reduced electricity and water consumption, and improved waste handling to enable a better recycling.
Beyond sustainability commitment:
We are determined to maintain and expand our network of associates and suppliers who are committed to local products and favour environmental certificates.
Reinforce our social commitment with institutions such as Mercè Fontanilles Foundation for the integration of people at risk of social exclusion, and high social value foundations such as Caritas, Fundació Roure, Fundació Trinijove or Fundació Guné.
We are committed to motivating, promoting and training our staff in good practices and Responsible Tourism, and to reporting both internally and externally on the company's environmental progress and actions.
Ohla Boutique Hotels show our commitment to fight against sexual exploitation or any other abuse or harassment, mainly of children, teenagers, women and minorities; and we shall also take universal accessibility measures.
Future expansion projects of the facilities or activities will be subject to sustainability and efficiency criteria in the use of resources.
This Responsible Tourism Policy will be updated whenever required, adopting and publishing new sustainability objectives.
Ohla Eixample has obtained the Energy Efficiency Certificate A, the most efficient possible, in recognition of our efforts to reduce our energy footprint. This certificate awarded by the Institut Català de l'Energia is one more step towards a 100% sustainable hotel model.
The Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification, granted by the Institute for Responsible Tourism (IRT), guarantees compliance with international sustainability requirements and continuous improvement, thus recognizing the commitment of companies in the tourism industry.
Ohla Boutique Hotels has this prestigious certification by aiming on sustainable development, promoting good environmental practices in all our actions and guaranteeing economic, socio-cultural and environmental principles in our hotels, society and the environment.
In 2015, the UN approved an agenda to meet 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the next 15 years. Ohla Boutique Hotels took these SDGs as a guide and created a project called: "12 months 12 SDGs". Each month we take action related to one of the 12 SDGs. We try to make actions that have a real impact within our possibilities.
The project has united the entire team under shared values where everyone can contribute ideas and opinions. Official organizations of the city of Barcelona have shown interest in the project and have highlighted its benefits for the environment, social justice and teambuilding.
The company was founded in 1958 by Ramon Novell Vivó. Ever since it was launched, it has stood out for its commitment to buying the best coffee beans which allow customers to savour an exquisite coffee with an outstanding bouquet and unique aromatic profile.
The Roure Foundation is an entity with roots in the Ciutat Vella district which meets the basic needs of the elderly and families by providing them with the tools to help them become autonomous.
The Trinijove Private Foundation started operating in the field of training and social and workplace insertion in 1985. Since then, we have actively worked to design and implement innovative measures and programmes in order to overcome situations of social exclusion.
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