The Hotel and Restaurante Grano de Oro maintain a firm and genuine commitment to the care of our environment. For this reason we have come up with a Strategic Plan which contains our mission, vision, objectives and goals as well as actions taken to meet these goals. All of which are shared with our
“To be a team of employees committed to our operation, projecting at all times, from all positions, a positive attitude of excellence, integrity and comittement to maintain a sustainable environment, in our working lives at the Hotel Grano de Oro as well as in our private lives.
“To give each guest a unique experience that is personal and memorable. To give each employee a safe and satisfying workplace, in a sustainable environment. To have a positive effect on the social, cultural and environmental aspects of Costa Rican society and to invest a portion of our earnings into these three areas.
The Hotel and Restaurante Grano de Oro makes a permanent effort to define and document plans, programs, policies and procedures that allows for the monitoring of the actions of our Sustainability Plan.
We focus diligently on the use of water within our establishment, ensuring the careful use of this precious natural resource.
We do this by:
We work continuously and consistently on the reduction of our consumption of energy.
We do this by:
We have an extensive waste management program.
In order to optimize the purchased made within the Hotel and Restaurant, we have implemented the following practices:
The Hotel y Restaurante Grano de Oro adheres to all national and legal codes of conduct.
We promote local artists and artesans - Our gift shop sells only local artesian products and our rooms are decorated with paintings by a local artist.
We are committed to following the recommendations put forth by the Costa Rican Government as well the education of our staff and guests on the topic.
Recommendations when visiting Costa Ricas natural areas:
For more detailed information on regulations or endangered species visit the CITES website at www.cites.org.
At the Hotel Grano de Oro we prohibit prostitution, the use of drugs and all forms of harrasement.
We prohibit sexual harrasement in all forms.
In the Hotel Grano de Oro we feel that the Global Warming problem is a concern that should be payed attention to therefore we wanted to know the size of our Carbon Footprint so we could take action and create a plan to minimize or compensate for the amount of green-house gases we are emitting.
Luckily, we were chosen by a CANAECO for a pilot program in collaboration with the German government for a Carbon Footprint and Energy efficiency study. We found that every year we emit about 190 tons of CO2. This is the equivalent to what 32 average sized (4-person) automobiles produce in a year.
To offset this emission we have implemented a program with an external company to plant trees. We plan to have offset our entire footprint by the year 2016.
If you would like to offset the Carbon Footprint created by your trip to Costa Rica please visit this link.
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