Driven by a high sense of responsibility towards sustainable development, we manage natural resources wisely, support the use of renewable resources, and develop relevant business programs with added environmental benefit, that aim to address the major social and environmental problems of the planet.
Acting with the Precautionay Principle Approach in mind, we have adopted a proactive approach, embedded throughout the daily operations of all our hotels. We aim at reducing our greenhouse gases and our environmental footprint in general, by efficient energy use, and maximum daylight utilization.
At GRECOTEL we recognise the value that water has for both human life and nature. The GRECOTEL Sustainability Program places great emphasis on water conservation, actively demonstrating this way our commitment to environmental protection through the conservation of both aquatic and marine ecosystems.
Waste management is an integral part of our waste management policy, as GRECOTEL actively contributes to a more circular economy. Aiming to become a Zero Waste company, we have developed and implement an integrated waste management strategy that results to waste elimination through waste cross utilization and recycling.
USE OF ENVIRONMETALLY FRIENDLY CHEMICALS
Driven by a high sense of environmental awareness, GRECOTEL chooses to use certified cleaners and chemicals, with environmentally friendly specifications regarding both their packaging and composition. This way we achive a great balance of cleaning effectiveness along with environmental protection. Furthermore, we apply a new model of alternative gardening, avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, further ephasizing the statement that the safety of our guests, our partners and the natural environment is a top priority for us.
LIFE FREE OF PLASTIC
With an increased sense of environmental responsibility and the desire to contribute towards a more sustainable travel experience, GRECOTEL implements a plastic-free hotels program, with the aim to reduce the use of all plastics, while promoting the use of reusable, recyclable and more environmentally friendly materials.
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS
The drastic reduction of carbon emissions presents an urgent need for our economy and climate. For this reason, at GRECOTEL, as leaders in hospitality in Greece and Mediterranean, we recognise our duty not only to reduce our carbon footprint, but also to influence the hospitality industry towards a net zero economy.
CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY
At GRECOTEL, we have developed partnerships with a series of oganizations (e.g. with NGOs like ARCHELON, WWF), aiming to protect and preserve ecosystems, while also raising awareness between our guests and employees in all our hotels.
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE & ECODESIGN
Aiming at the preservation and protection of our natural heritage, GRECOTEL focuses on integrating sustainable architecture into its hotels, so that they ary fully harmonized with the landscape. The renovated "third generation" hotel complexes follow the most modern and sustainable architectural trends, whilst maintaining each destination’s special local character, always in harmony and with respect for the local history and people.