Mallorca’s primary sector is strategically important to Garden Hotels. For this reason, we support locally farmed produce, and we do this, for the eighth consecutive year, by purchasing 3.000 kilos of organic Mallorcan lamb. Here at Garden, we are pioneers of sustainability and the circular economy; we care our land and our people.
And what better way to demonstrate this than by supporting the “Organic Mallorcan LAMB” Project? So, for another year, we’ve confirmed our commitment to the Association for Organic Farming Production in Mallorca (APAEMA), and we will be distributing our organic lamb to all our Garden Hotels establishments. That’s a love of the land!
Sustainable from our beginnings
We are as good as our word. Since 2015, Garden Hotels has been purchasing three tonnes of organic lamb meat every year; that’s more than 2,500 animals in eight years, 20% of “Mallorcan organic LAMB” farmers’ sales. We are excited to be able to contribute to this project as it proves that it is possible to support local farmers and the environment. Our enthusiasm makes us want to persuade other hotel chains to help us reach the sought-after widespread stability for organic farming.
This enthusiasm is nothing new. Right back when we started, in 1986, our efforts to contribute to a greener, better-protected planet, made us pioneers in circular economy and sustainability almost without realising. As well as buying organic lamb to make the island’s agricultural and livestock farmers our preferred suppliers, we choose local produce and the complete removal of single-use plastics in our establishments. Our hotels provide our guests with over 20,000 kilos of organic produce every season.
Our dream is that the tourism sector, through hotels and restaurants, contributes to Garden Hotels’ plan to care for and protect the planet that feeds us. We are working every day to reduce the consumption and waste of the natural resources provided by our beloved planet.
The circular economy model
If you would like to know more about our commitment to a circular economy, these are our 6 objectives: we make organic compost in a self-sufficient and economically-viable manner so it can be used; we help to revitalise organic agriculture and the local economy; we make the good practices and positive actions carried out by hotel chains and associations visible to the rest of society; we involve social-focused companies in our project; we reduce environmental and transport costs, and we work to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation of organic material, pruning and garden waste.