Estamos comprometidos con la naturaleza
El hotel Alaya Tulum desde sus inicios planteó la visión de ser un modelo para las empresas y las comunidades futuras. En julio del año 2015 el hotel aprobó la apertura del área de medio ambiente y uso sustentable, el cual realizó una evaluación de las buenas prácticas ambientales y gestionó un proyecto que basa sus principios en los pilares de la sustentabilidad: el ámbito ambiental, ámbito socio-cultural y el ámbito económico.
Alaya Tulum está comprometido en trabajar y operar de manera correcta para sus huéspedes, medio ambiente y las comunidades de la región. Es por ello que hemos integrado y creado un enfoque que lleva a través de nuestro desarrollo, principios operativos y comunidades varias acciones que la Gerencia General ha gestionado.
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01 - No Poverty
Alaya properties actively promotes sustainable development in an effort towards ending poverty through job creation in the hospitality and tourism industries. We encourages the employment of locals from diverse backgrounds, and supports local green activities or initiatives related to education & health. It offers local entrepreneurs the possibility to develop businesses, thereby helping to benefit the local community and to reduce poverty.
02 - Zero Hunger
Alaya properties encourages the use of food products that are organic, eco-labelled, fair trade labelled and/or locally produced. Also encourages to actively work on initiatives supporting reduction of food waste. These initiatives encourage sustainable development, benefit local agriculture, stimulate the local economy, and ultimately, make a positive impact on ending poverty and hunger.
03 - Good Health and Well-Being
Alaya’s contribution to sustainable development has a positive effect on healthy living and well-being. Alaya actively promotes employment and access to jobs to local disadvantaged groups, while not using child labor. The establishment supports initiatives for sustainable healthy community development and welfare in the local population. The establishments engaged in Green Key support a healthy lifestyle by offering food products that are organic and eco-labelled
04 - Quality Education
Alaya properties considers information sharing, and training and education to be the most powerful tool in safeguarding a sustainable hospitality and tourism industry. When participating in Green Key, establishments commit to informing and training their staff, in order for them to be able to engage and take action with regard to matters of sustainability. In addition, establishment are required to inform and engage guests and suppliers, while active cooperation with local communities is strongly encouraged. The involvement of women, local minorities and multi-cultural staff aims to promote a culture of understanding, knowledge and experience exchange
05 - Gender Equality
Alaya properties works to raise awareness and support for human rights and equality, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or socio-economic status. Our Hotel actively supports the employment and empowerment of women and local minorities in all positions, aiming at strengthening their involvement in society and their workplace. As an important aspect we engage in the development and implementation of their Corporate Social Responsibility which encompasses these issues
06 - Clean Water and Sanitation
In the context of sustainable management and lowering the environmental footprint, Alaya Tulum promotes water saving initiatives and innovative solutions to reduce water consumption. All Alaya establishment monitor water consumption and incorporate water saving standards, and have proper sanitation and wastewater treatment facilities in place. Furthermore, Alaya Tulum is commitment to use water and release wastewater without creating a significantly negative impact on the environment and nearby local communities. Sharing of best practice examples of actions and technology is also a central part of participating in Green Key.
07 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Alaya Tulum promotes energy saving initiatives and innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption. We are looking for renewable energy sources are strongly recommended to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. As part of participating in the Green Key programme, we monitor energy consumption, incorporate energy saving standards, and are required to ensure that their energy consumption does not make a significantly negative impact on the environment and nearby local communities
08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Alaya properties engages his establishment in the sustainable development and the surrounding communities by promoting job creation and employment of local staff. Alaya properties addresses equitable employment and offers a platform for the development of entrepreneurship. It is a central part of the Green Key criteria to promote inclusiveness through informing and engaging staff, guests and suppliers
09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Alaya properties actively promotes sustainable infrastructure within the areas of building and operation of its establishments, as well as the use of sustainable transportation.
10 - Reduced Inequalities
Alaya’s hotels are encouraged to play an active part in the global economy. In addition, supports the reduction of inequality at the local level through hiring of local staff, access for people with special needs and through active engagement in local community development.
11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Alaya properties, regardless of his location or within natural surroundings, are actively engaged in ensuring that their premises and facilities are safe and sustainable. This includes management of resources (water, energy, waste, etc.) and involving staff, guests and suppliers. Alaya Tulum encourages building and renovation of his establishment to be carried out using environmentally friendly products in respect to the local conditions and requirements and the natural and cultural heritage of surroundings.
12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Alaya properties supports sustainable consumption and production patterns. Alaya prepare and implement an overall policy and a concrete action plan which takes into account environmental, social, cultural, economic, quality, health and safety issues. Staff in Alaya properties are actively engaged in demonstrating sustainable management within the areas of water and energy saving, waste management, etc. Regarding food and beverage products, Alaya’s hotels has a set of requirements for the products used to be increasingly more organic, eco-labelled, fair trade labelled and/or locally produced. The hotels set standards for their suppliers where, for instance, chemical cleaning products have good environmental standards.
13 - Climate Action
As climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, one of the main pillars in Alaya properties is lowering environmental footprint. This is done by requesting the participating establishments to practice a more sustainable management of their resources. Climate change education and training are core elements in the hotels, enabling staff, guests and suppliers to develop a true understanding and be able to make active choices in the fight against climate change. The promotion of eco-certified and renewable energy sources and sustainable transportation (including cycling) are concrete examples of how the Alaya's politics support this development. Moreover, Green Key encourages its establishments to monitor their carbon emissions, make an effort to reduce it and offset the remaining carbon
14 - Life Below Water
Alaya Properties supports the protection of aquatic resources and the aquatic environment through the sustainable use of water and awareness raising around this subject. Alaya's Restaurants avoid the use of products related to endangered fish and seafood species, we encouraged not to display and sell endangered aquatic plant and animal species and products within their premises.
15 - Life on Land
Valuable landscapes, forests, rich biodiversity areas, and natural heritage sites are often the main reasons why tourists visit a destination. Alaya properties supports the protection of terrestrial ecosystems through its establishments providing information and actively encouraging participation in activities related to biodiversity, conservation and the sustainable use of the local terrestrial environment. The restaurants in ahau refrain from the use of products related to endangered species, and promote organic and locally produced food with vegetarian options.
16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Alaya properties encouraging engagement in sustainable development requiring accountability and promoting inclusiveness between stakeholders from different sectors at local, national, and international level. Alaya Tulum involves cooperation regardless of age, gender, religion and socio-economic status; and it promotes engagement with minorities, local communities and entrepreneurs, as well as dialogue and consent of nearby indigenous and local communities where activities persist. It works towards peaceful and just societies, inclusive and accountable, with a strong presence of diverse groups, and encourages guests visiting the Green Key establishments to be actively involved with sustainability activities, the staff and the local community.
17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Alaya Properties involves cooperation and partnerships between multiple stakeholders from the public, private and NGO sectors at the various levels. At the local level, between staff within the establishment and guests, suppliers and the surrounding community, and at the national and international level between NGOs, corporate partners, authorities and other partners concerned with sustainable tourism. Partnerships between these actors are crucial in ensuring that they are fully committed to work towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.