Hotel Majestic Barcelona receives “Biosphere” certification

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The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has just been awarded the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle Certificate 2023which recognizes the commitment of the legendary five-star hotel in Paseo de Gracia to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda at the level of tourism.

According to Pascal Billard, General Manager of the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

“This recognition demonstrates our involvement and commitment to sustainability as an indispensable part of our concept of luxury. This certification will also allow us to strengthen our culture of sustainability and our position within the sector in a more competitive way by understanding that the ultimate goal is to work to offer the best of ourselves in the present, with the aim of preserving the future. “.

As part of the requirements necessary to obtain certification, the historic hotel has demonstrated its strong commitment to sustainability by carrying out specific actions in terms of energy efficiency such as controlling and reducing consumption » its activity ; reducing the production of waste and food waste by donating surplus food to NGOs; best practices towards a more circular economy; as well as the ISO 14001: 2015 + EMAS renewal during the year 2022.

real commitments

The Majestic Barcelona also undertakes to source more sustainable and local products, and promotes suppliers committed to sustainability. It pursues a policy of total transparency and training its entire team in this area, and is committed to solidarity, carrying out various solidarity actions with several organisations, NGOs and local foundations.

Biosphere was the first sustainability certification system to integrate social and cultural issues

The BIOSPHERE© certification is awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an independent body created in 1995 with the aim of promoting sustainable development actions and programs in tourist destinations and businesses. The RTI was created with the support of UNESCO through a memorandum of understanding that allowed the development of activities, projects and cooperation events between the two organizations. It is also a member foundation of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) under the auspices of the United Nations Foundation.

A pioneer in the sector, Biosphere was the first sustainability certification system to integrate social and cultural issues (1998), the first system capable of recognizing and valuing the sustainable efforts of a destination in the world (2009) and the first to develop an online certification process (2015). Since 2017, Biosphere has been the first global company with a sustainable development certification system aligned with the 2030 Agenda, its 169 goals and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It should be noted that Biosphere is mainly broadcast in Spain, some Spanish-speaking countries and oddly in India and China


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