GOLD INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION TRAVELIFE AWARDED TO ALL MITSIS HOTELS
“Mitsis Hotels is focused on local communities and their ability to deliver unique authentic experiences. We are developing our own Corporate Social Responsibility segment, interesting in sustainability and respecting human rights, responding to the international trends and the modern visitor who has developed social intelligence and environmental consciousness. We are now accountable for the impact of our actions on the natural environment and on the quality of life,” said Stavros Mitsis, the Group’s Managing Director.
Mitsis Hotels eliminated the use of disposable plastic cups and replaced them with biodegradable plastic straws, used certified and non-harmful chemicals, detergents and cosmetics for the environment, recycled all generated waste, such as plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, soap and cooked grease, lamps, batteries and electrical equipment, protected the environment by organizing tree planting and beach cleaning with the participation of hotel guests, protected the water resources through the production of drinking water by the reverse osmosis method and installation of water-saving filters in taps and showers for even more economy, replaced conventional hotel lamps with low power led lamps, using photocells in public areas and replaced oil and gas burners with new technology heat pumps and purchased products by prioritizing products from sustainable crops, local suppliers and recycled products.
Last but not least, Mitsis Hotels supported the local community, children and young people, through actions such as the financial support of local sports teams, the participation in local events and festivals, the support and promotion of local products and producers and the continuous training of hotel staff on proper waste management, energy and water saving and environmental protection.
Travelife is a certification scheme, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry, helping hotels and accommodations manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts. More specifically, the aim of Travelife is to create a global tourism industry that respects, protects and upholds human rights and fair labour practices, improves economic and social prospects for people, safeguards vulnerable people, wildlife and places and eliminates negative environmental impacts. It was created in 2007 by ABTA, the UK travel association and includes numerous sustainability criteria.