Palladium Hotel Group Strengthens Its Commitment To Sustainability, Renewable Energies And Local Product
- The Spanish hotel group, with properties across 6 countries, is taking firm steps to fulfill the commitment announced in January 2022
- This commitment aims to achieve 50% of all energy consumed to come from renewable sources
- This season, the group has installed photovoltaic panels in Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa
- The company’s policy has created measures for the responsible use of resources, savings in energy consumption, waste management, the reduction of single-use plastics, and support for local products
Palladium Hotel Group continues to reinforce its firm commitment to sustainability with a structured approach to three fundamental areas: the environment, the circular economy and the social sphere. The hotel group, which is present in six countries around the world, has announced new advances in all its hotels globally, including: advocating renewable energies, the reduction of plastics, and a focus on working and supporting local producers.
Responsible Use of Energy
Regarding energy management, Palladium Hotel Group has been committed to the responsible use of resources and the reduction of its environmental impact. In Spain, 100% of the energy consumed in all Palladium Hotel Group’s properties comes from renewable energies, either via guarantees of origin or photovoltaic panel infrastructure for self-consumption. In Ibiza specifically, all the group’s properties in Playa d’en Bossa, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa, have installed a total of 1.327 photovoltaic panels this season. This technology allows a peak power of 600 kWp. It is estimated that these installations will produce 746.000 kW and thus avoid 186.000 kg of CO2 emissions annually. In America, the company has installed a total of 11.088 photovoltaic panels in its resorts in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and Jamaica. The latter has the largest plate installation in the entire group and in the country, and also has a trigeneration project where, by adding Natural Gas to the energy supply, electricity, heating and air conditioning are produced, reducing emissions in electricity consumption and water. This data shows that more than 20% of the Jamaican resort’s energy is renewable and avoids 157.000 kg of CO2 emissions per month. Furthermore, Palladium Hotel Group plans to expand this number of solar panels in the coming years, as well as using other sustainable energies and technologies including natural gas, thermal recovery systems, and the use of geothermal energy. With all of these measures considered, 20% of the global energy consumed in the establishments located in these six countries has a guarantee of renewable origin, a figure that Palladium Hotel Group hopes to raise to 50% this year.
With the Palladium Hotel Group’s commitment and respect for the environment and community, initiatives are being developed under a circular economy model, based on three essential pillars: recovery, recycling and the reuse of waste. The hotel group ensures an exhaustive control of waste both in its hotels in Europe and America, with an aim to reduce wherever possible. Along with this, the hotel company also stands out for its objective of reducing the use of single-use plastics through the replacement of single-dose dispensers and sustainable packaging in amenities and reusable packaging. Digitization is another of the determining processes in this area and one of the points on which the hotel company is focusing efforts, on the one hand, to improve the customer experience and, on the other, to reduce the impact of the production of paper materials and other media.
Local Product and Surrounding Environment
The local product is essential in the Palladium Hotel Group offer, counting on local suppliers in all the destinations in which it operates. The group offers km0 products in all its gastronomic offer – this step not only reduces CO2 emissions but supports local producers and celebrates the rich culinary scene of each region. Palladium Hotel Group’s environmental policy also takes steps to protect biodiversity, commits to a responsible use of water. The group carries out actions alongside partners and clients to encourage a more sustainable use of resources and a respect for the natural environment.
Awards and Certifications
All measures have led to the establishments of the group obtaining various certifications in terms of sustainability. The most recent have been those awarded to Palladium Hotel Menorca and TRS Ibiza Hotel, 2021 and 2022 respectively, as the best hotel sustainability and renovation projects in Spain by the ReThink Hotel association. Added to this recognition is the UNESCO commitment to sustainable travel signed by Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife and the EarthCheck Silver seal also awarded to the Tenerife hotel, as well as the EarthCheck Platinum designation for the Riviera Maya resorts and the Gold designation for the hotels from Jamaica, Brazil, Punta Cana and Riviera Nayarit; the Blue Flags in Riviera Maya or Punta Cana; the Distintivo S granted by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico to Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit or the Cleaner Production certification of the Dominican Republic to the establishment of Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana.