Thanks to our sustainable activities, we are the first hotel chain at international level to be awarded the AENOR certificate for Circular Economy Strategy.
What is the circular economy and why is it important?
At Garden Hotels we don’t turn a deaf ear to nature’s call. We have placed the circular economy at the heart of our daily activities, and also of yours. With our sustainable activities, we are caring for the environment and above all, caring for our people. We carry out our business at the same time as we reduce consumption and the waste of resources – for example, raw materials, water, and energy – that we consider to be precious.
Nature is very wise, and we can learn a lot from it. So, we are imitating it. In nature, everything is valuable, and everything is made use of. Waste is converted into a new resource, and this is a way to maintain the balance between progress and sustainability.
Garden Hotels, rooted to the land.
Our circular economy project started with a solid commitment from the founder of Garden Hotels, Miquel Ramis Puigrós, who has always maintained strong links to Mallorcan agriculture and local produce (km0). The land and family are the most important things in his life. He has never stopped visiting his farm, planting vegetables every season, and of course, practising the most traditional form of circular economy.
At Garden Hotels, we were the first hotel chain to convert organic waste generated at our establishments into organic compost and, in this way, close the circle of the circular economy by producing fertiliser for crops while promoting organic farming in the Balearic Islands. Our basic principle is to use and return whatever we take to the land as opposed to take, use, and throw away.
Local agricultural produce
In 2014, with the idea of providing our guests with organic, locally produced food, we contacted local farmers. At that moment, we realised there was a shortage of organic compost on the islands, and this got us started on our great adventure.
During the entire process of this great challenge, and for the project to take off, we have been fortunate to have the collaboration of various associations and companies, such as Apaema, Sa Teulera, Estel de Llevant, amongst others, as well as professional advice from a Master Composter.
As you can see, the sustainable activities we carry out at Garden Hotels cover many aspects, including our commitment to local produce (km0), conscious, 100% sustainable purchasing, as with the organic lamb we serve, making agricultural and livestock farmers our preferred suppliers, and eliminating single-use plastics from our establishments. Our objective: to love and protect our land and transmit this love to our visitors.