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Environmental Programme

APPLICATIONS INSIDE THE HOTELS

 

Since 1992, Grecotel performs eco-auditing in it's Hotels. On the basis of its findings, improvements have been made in the following fields.

 

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT(LIQUID & SOLID)

 

  • WATER & ENERGY SAVING

 

  • CONTROL OF POLLUTION OF NATURAL RECEIVERS

 

  • SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

 

  • SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

 

  • ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PURCHASING POLICY

 

  • PUBLIC AWARENESS & COMMUNICATION (PERSONNEL, GUESTS, ASSOCIATES, PRESS

 

  • 130 SLIDE-SHOWS OF ARCHELON' ORGANIZED EVERY YEAR IN THE HOTELS IN RETHYMNO AND PELOPONNESE

 

 

APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE THE HOTELS

 

Protecting and highlighting natural, historical and cultural locations or monuments.

 

 

a) Natural Environment

 

  • Blue Flags on the beaches of all Grecotel hotels

 

  • “Caretta caretta'' sea turtle nesting beaches in Rethymno, Crete & West Peloponnese

 

  • Support environmental programmes which protect the wild life & natural reserves

   (RSPB, RECYCLING COMPANIES, MED SOS)

 

 

b) Historical & Cultural Heritage
 
Ancient Eleftherna excavation:
(Permanent museum at the ancient site,  Organization of two exhibitions of the findings)
 
Saint Irene monastery:
(Europa Nostra award 1995)

 

 

c) Agriculture Sector

 

  • Production of organic plants, flowers and vegetables

 

  • Alternative hotel gardening (avoidance of chemicals & biological pesticides)

 

 

  • Composting

 

  • Intigenous-plants in hotel gardens

 

  • Promotion of local, biological and traditional products in the hotel restaurants and mini markets

 

  • Technical assistance to local producers

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS & EDUCATION
 
Within the hotels: Guests & Employees
 
Through: Booklets, Information Leaflets, Seminars, Slide Shows, Hotel Brochures, Grecotel Magazine, Eco-cultural animation programme
 
Outside the hotels: Local Communities, Institutions, Universities, Suppliers, NGO's, members of tourism sector
 
Through: Workshops, Conference, Publications, Case Studies and Lectures in Tourism Schools, Press Conference, Support of NGO's Training Programmes

 

 

 

For further information, please contact: 
Tel.: +30 210 72 80 300, Fax. +30 210 72 95 055

Email: press@grecotel.gr

 

 
     
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