MITSIS HOTELS JOINS FORCES WITH QUALITY NET FOR SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY
Initiative no1: Life, our green project
We use innovative ways of managing water, energy and chemical consumption. We aim to provide high quality services meanwhile staying true to our social responsibility ensuring ethos and transparency in all our operations. Our mission is to recycle 100% of the garbage we produce, go 100% green and leave zero footprint on the environment to ensure a better planet that we all deserve.
- Production of drinking water by the method of reverse osmosis and recycling of the produced water by 100%.
- Replacement of all electrical lighting equipment with 25,000 LED lamps.
- Recycling program and results:
- 106,798 kg of cardboard – paper
- 33,083 kg of plastic
- 201,227 kilos of glass
- 16,558 kg of metal and aluminum
- 540 kg light bulbs – electrical equipment
- 334 kg batteries
- 6,545 kg of oils – fats
- Gradual replacement of mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning equipment with environmental criteria and ecological coolants.
- 5 million euros in facilities & equipment modernization focusing on sustainable development.
- Three-year plan of 100 million euros for the complete upgrade of our 17 complexes and
Connection with Global Goals: 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
Initiative no2: Empowering local communities
Within the framework of its corporate social responsibility, in addition to our contribution to the economic development of the local communities where we operate, support and cooperate with local businesses and the local community in order to protect local culture and traditions, intellectual, social and cultural development and the wider prosperity of local societies. A top priority of our operation is to contribute to the preservation of social coherence. Protecting the health and safety of our employees and guests is of outmost importance to us and our hotels and we have established thorough processes and systematic inspections to this end.
Mitsis Hotels advocates the global guiding principles and the human rights’ legislation and we are steadfast to ever making a stand for their protection, both, generally and specifically, vis-à-vis to their relevance to working practices, in the context of our business activities and partnerships. We therefore state that:
- We uphold and respect human rights in every area of our influence
- We remain vigilant and ready to ensure that we will never put ourselves in a position of being accountable for human rights’ violations
- We are against all forms of exploitation of children and we will be advocates for all actions that aim to effectively abolish child labor
- We acknowledge each person’s privacy, as a human right
- We expect every employee and partner of ours, to respect any law relating to human rights and any respective practice, as we do
- although the State is responsible for establishing a legal framework for the protection of human rights, it is our belief that as a company and in the context of our activities and our reach, we have a responsibility to respect human rights and to demonstrate the deserving awareness, if it so occurs, to discern violations and immediately call them out for that matter
- We uphold the elimination of all forms of forced labor
- We oppose any kind of discrimination in the workplace
- We create new jobs & business opportunities
We abide by the laws, we remain mindful of the business environment in which we operate, we stand observant and convinced that every human being deserves respect and we are determined to keep up executing our business in this with this attitude, always. For our Group, responsible and sustainable travel is connected to the respect of the local cultures and tradition and trying to create socially and environmentally conscious guests we urge our guests to follow the below suggestions before and during their stay:
- Learn about your destination’s culture before traveling
- Don’t take pictures that could be considered offensive
- When visiting archeological sites, avoid touching the monuments, take pictures only where it is permitted, do not litter and do not take any of the artifacts displayed or fragments of any rocks, metal or clay found on the ground
- When visiting sites of religious importance, such as churches or monasteries, always respect the dress code, avoid taking pictures, even if they are permitted, turn off your mobile phone, lower your voice, avoid eating and drinking inside the temples and always check the opening times
- When visiting natural parks, avoid feeding the wildlife, do not litter, support tourism that does not exploit animals and do not buy souvenirs made from animals
- Give back to the community by supporting local charities, local artists and always prefer buying products from local suppliers
- Connection with Global Goals: 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
Initiative no3: Mitsis Career Opportunities
Our vision to grow our operations goes hand in hand with fostering progress in our destinations, productivity in our communities, new business opportunities for our local partners and new jobs for the young talents of our country. At Mitsis Hotels, we believe that there are no limits in learning, personal growth and the opportunity for an employee to make its mark and share this belief with the 3,500 hospitality professionals and experts in our team. We participate in interactive Career days and workshops, International and National tourism fairs and exhibitions. We collaborate with hospitality recruiting agencies, tourism schools and universities. We support policies that promote decent work in tourism, entrepreneurship, gender equality and youth employment. We are proud to attract young talents, highly educated hospitality professionals and experts from all over Greece, offering employment to the country’s fastest growing sector.
- We support about 4,000 jobs that correspond to 0.09% of the country’s employment and support the income of over 8,500 people (1,700 jobs in Rhodes, 1,300 jobs in Kos, 520 jobs in Crete, 430 jobs in Central Greece)
- For every 1 job of the Mitsis Group, an additional 7 jobs are supported in the wider economy, as we work with over 2800 companies in Greece, supporting local economies (200 in Crete, 300 in Rhodes, 60 in Kamena Vourla, 180 in Kos, <2000 in the rest of Greece)
- Charities, sponsorships and funding of social, cultural, sport and educational events, amounting to 290,000 euros.
Discover more about our initiatives at https://bravo.sustainablegreece2020.com/en/