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On the occasion of World Environment Day, joining the initiative of UN Environment, under the slogan #BeatAirPollution, Grupo Piñero announced that, in 2018, its hotel division, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, reduced the carbon footprint generated by each stay in its establishments by 4% compared to 2017.
Through this reduction in its emissions, Grupo Piñero continues to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal of ‘Climate Action”, one of the SDGs included since 2017 in its business plan. By pursuing this goal, it contributes to reduce air pollution in the destinations in which it operates.
It has also managed to reduce its ecological footprint thanks to a sustainable mobility plan implemented in 2017. As a result, Grupo Piñero now has 100% electric-powered vehicles on its golf courses and 90% of the passenger vehicles used by hotel guests in the hotels and complexes are also electric.
In the words of Antonia del Toro, Grupo Piñero’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, “for us it is essential to continue progressing in terms of environmental sustainability with a view to preserving and protecting the environment. In 2019 we kept working to improve our C02 emissions into the atmosphere. We are installing highly energy-efficient and renewable-energy equipment in our hotels. We are continuing to pursue our sustainable mobility plan, and with the implementation of the waste management system in all the business units of the group. Finally, we are also hard at work in our #betterwithoutplastic project.”
The measures that have made these emission savings possible form part of Grupo Piñero’s 2018-2020 Strategic Energy Efficiency Plan, which allowed the company to monitor its consumption, invest in improving the energy efficiency of its industrial equipment, implement a sustainable procurement policy, sign agreements for the supply of energy from renewable sources and train its teams in good environmental practices.