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A total of nine of Princess’ Canarian hotels received the Travelife Gold Award. Travelife is a joint initiative of tour operators and hoteliers, aiming to not only make hotels more environmentally friendly but also to improve their social impact.

The following Princess Hotels in the Canary Islands met Travelife’s sustainability requirements and have been granted the most prestigious award, the Travelife Gold Award:

Among all participating accommodations an external audit will be conducted which then designates either a bronze, silver or gold certification.

The following global standards and guidelines have to be adhered to:

  • EMAS III -The EU Eco Management and Audit Scheme
  • ISO 14001 -Environmental management
  • UNEP -Tour Operators’ Initiative (company and supply chain management manuals)
  • GRI -Global Reporting Initiative, tour operator supplement
  • GSTC -Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
  • OECD -Guidelines for multinational enterprises
  • ISO 26000 -Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines and principles

The above mentioned guidelines help us to reduce our ecological and social footprint in the following areas:

  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Water and waste management
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Labour practices
  • Human rights
  • Community relations
  • Ecosystem conservation
  • Cultural impacts
  • Health and safety
  • Fair Business practices
  • Customer protection
  • Animal Welfare

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