Med Playa is a family owned company, with a wealth of experience in offering beach holidays to our customers. We pride ourselves in offering excellent value for money with comfortable hotels in great locations, a team of hotel staff dedicated to giving great service, and a dedication to our local environment and sustainable tourism.
In all the hotels of the Med Playa chain, we are very aware of the variety of ways in which tourism can impact the destination – both positive ( increase in business for the area, resulting in more work for local people etc) and negative ( impact on the natural environment of the destination , waste and pollution generation ), therefore our responsibility is to create an environment that protects both our staff and our surrounding environment.
We have created and put into place a Sustainable policy in which both our guests and staff participate and contribute actively with us with the clear aim of minimising any negative impact created by our business.
To ensure the efficiency and correct execution of our Sustainable procedures , and to ensure all our hotels in the Med Playa chain work with good environmental practices.
To provide all our customers, suppliers and staff with services , products and experiences in our hotels, respecting our responsibility to the environment and showing initiative.
Our Environmental policy has a principal objective, which is to define the actions we will take in our hotel establishments , with the aim of improving how we work with the local environment, our staff , guests and suppliers.
1. Ensure an efficient use of our installations and team, by actively working towards the objective of reducing water and energy consumption, and also CO2 emissions.
2. Achieve in our hotels a reduction in the generation of waste by following a series of ecological initiatives relating to waste reduction.
3. Encourage recycling by promoting selective collection of waste.
4. Develop a purchasing policy which specifies the objectives and needs coherent with environmental sustainability.
5. Conserve the biodiversity of our environment by participating in different activities.
6. Optimise the use of chemical products.
7. Maximise the social benefits of our staff by ensuring their well-being, their health, and improving our staff policies with training programmes and ensuring equal opportunities exist for every team member.
8. Contribute to the development of our community by hiring local suppliers and distributors.
9. Promote our local culture and environment by providing information on tourist attractions, excursions and other activities, and at the same time maximising our gastronomic offering in hotels by introducing typical local dishes to our menus.
10. Actively participate in environmental and social projects which take place in our destinations by either actively taking part or by financial donations.
- Med Playa belongs to the Travelife programme , which is a leading initiative in the training, management and certification for tourism companies dedicated to working in a sustainable way. Travelife is recognised by numerous Tour Operators and Tourism Associations. For many years, Med Playa has won various Gold Awards from Travelife for our hotels.
- ISO14001 establishes an Environmental Management System to reduce the impact made on the environment.
- Award for “ A Real committment to sustainability” and certified as “Efficient Sustainable Hotel”, awarded by the ISTUR group
(Institute of Sustainable Tourism) en FITUR 2015.
- Med Playa is a member of Unicef and its programme “ Friend Hotels” which works toward the protection of children.
- Med Playa raises funds and makes donations.
Reduce electricity usage by 5% vs 2013-2014
Reduce Carbon monoxide emission by 30% vs 2013-2014
Dedicate more than 200 hours of training with regard to Environmental Sustainability.
Establish within the chain the role of Environmental Sustainability Coordinator.
Create a “Hotel School” in the Hotel Monterrey with the headline of “ learn while you work” , having a close collaboration with local authorities such as the University of Girona , Tourism Colleges and other relevant authorities.
Quality Control and a continued desire to improve, is an integral part of the culture of our company, and always with the aim of meeting the needs and expectations of our customers. All members of the Med Playa team take an active part in all the procedures and processes related to Quality Control.
The objective of Med Playa is to achieve the best efficiency possible related to our purchasing process, ensuring we provice our customers with products and services of a good quality, thereby requiring our suppliers to make sure they meet all current legal requirements and respecting the values related with the sustainability of the environment.
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
The Management of Med Playa takes total responsibility for the definition, development, creation, review and putting into action all the preventative procedures and policies related to Health & Safety. In order to carry out this responsibility, the Management of the company relies on the support and help of suppliers and staff who are assigned to participate in this policy, and also counts on the cooperation and assistance of leading companies related to this subject, thereby applying a Plan of Prevention of Risks to all activities carried out by the company.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
At Med Playa we are committed to Child Protection and doing everything possible to ensure children are protected from any risks. The whole team of staff understands and follows our responsibilities to make sure we have a social conscience with regard to any problems that could occur and put children at risk.
POLICY FOR PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Med Playa has the responsibility to protect , support and promote basic human rights within our area of influence and activity , thereby providing the required framework to improve working conditions.
POLICY FOR PARTICIPATION IN OUR LOCAL AREA
Med Playa actively participates in the community of all the destinations we have hotels in, and we contribute to the improvement and progress of the environment thereby creating opportunities for social and economic development.
Med Playa uses the current legislation with regard to the environment at all levels; international, country, regional and local.