Six companies from Castilla-La Mancha have received the Biosphere Certified recognition for their demonstration of their sustainable efforts to align their management with the 2030 Agenda, the 17 SDGs and the 169 goals of the United Nations.
With the help of the external consultancy Qalma, a member of the Biosphere community that also holds the Biosphere Certified recognition, the companies Palacio del Infante don Juan Manuel, Hotel Boutique Adolfo, Hotel Eugenia de Montijo, Molino de Alcuneza, Hospedería Santa Elena and Hotel Convento del Giraldo that are part of the Castilla-La Mancha Network of Hospederías have successfully accredited their work in sustainability and managed to publicly highlight them by obtaining the Biosphere Certified label.
This seal guarantees at international level the verification of the sustainable efforts developed by each of these companies, following the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle methodology, which analyses the contribution to the fulfilment of the 169 goals of the Agenda2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, we can ensure that each of these entities is working to advance on its path towards continuous improvement, making optimal efforts at an integrated level in all areas of sustainability: environment and climate change, society and culture, and economy and governance.
The presentation of the Biosphere certificates to these companies of the Castilla-La Mancha Network of Hospederías was a major event at FITUR; an event that took place on Friday 21 January 2022 and was attended, among other personalities, by the Vice President of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, and the Regional Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco, who presented the certificates to the representatives of each of the recognised companies.
In the words of Martínez Guijarro, "this sector is one of the potentials that we must also take care of so that young people can have employment opportunities in areas affected by depopulation", and he emphasises that "the region is consolidating its position as the leading inland destination in the recovery of hotel demand prior to the COVID-19 health crisis", so this milestone for the destination means "a firm commitment that also aligns us with the Sustainable Development Goals, and that is a differential element to our accommodation offer, which positions us in a relevant way to all visitors who seek this commitment to sustainability".
From Biosphere and the Responsible Tourism Institute we hope that more and more news of companies like these 6 entities that manage to obtain public recognition of their efforts in sustainability, which help them to communicate all the work they do for their environment, environmentally but also socio-cultural and economic level.
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