Enviromental Policy

Sustainable Practices of Hotel José Nogueira

The World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that fully takes into account current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts to meet the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host communities.”

Hotel José Nogueira is located in one of the most pristine regions on the planet. Therefore, our role in caring for and protecting the environment must be a fundamental part of our operation, acknowledging our responsibility to preserve this legacy for future generations while simultaneously continuing to develop this essential economic activity for the growth of our region over time.

Being aware that this commitment to the environment requires concrete actions and the participation of all the parts involved, we have been implementing the following measures:

Efficiency

In energy and water consumption, waste, and carbon emissions.

  • All lighting is LED.
  • Water and energy-saving faucets: Showers and faucets equipped with EcoSmart technology consume up to 60% less water than conventional products. This also means less hot water is needed, resulting in lower energy consumption. The outcome is a reduction in CO2 emissions, as well as cost saving.
  • Dual-flush toilets.
  • Reuse of towels, sheets, and bathrobes. We have messages promoting responsible water usage in the rooms and guests are invited to request these items not to be replaced in their rooms.
  • Natural gas boilers that operate with condensation technology, achieving 15% higher efficiency than traditional boilers. Additionally, there is a system of water accumulators with integrated heat exchangers that work alongside the boilers. The efficiency of the new system for generating hot water increased from 70% to 105%, representing a 50% improvement. The introduction of these new technologies is expected to reduce the hotel’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 25% thanks to the improved equipment efficiency.

Planet

Key Actions to Protect the Environment

  •  Eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • Restaurant with vegetarian options.
  • Since 2019, we have joined the Ministry of Environment’s campaign to eliminate plastic straws.
  • Elimination of single-use plastics (bottles and amenities).
  • Amenities in dispenser format.
  • Elimination of individual sugar and butter dispensers.
  • Digitalization of the reservation and check-in process, significantly reducing the use of paper and printing ink.
  • Through the implementation of a QR code, we reduce paper usage by eliminating the restaurant menu, in-room guest regulation folder, minibar price lists, laundry price lists, and hotel and tourist information.
  • Efficient waste management (recycling of oil and glass).

People

Acciones fundamentales para contribuir positivamente a las comunidades del entorno

  • We prioritize local suppliers for the purchase of jams, syrups, water, vegetables, fruits, deli, meats, fish, seafood, etc., promoting significant energy savings and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions since transporting products from distant places generates more emissions.
  • We incorporate handicraft products from regional ethnic groups, supporting the local economy and showcasing the typical ancestral craftsmanship of the area.
  • We emphasize the value of a heritage building declared a National Historic Monument, allowing the general public to enjoy and use its premises, contributing to its preservation and historical dissemination.
  • Preference for using local labor for repairs, maintenance, etc.

Our mission to care for the environment in which we live and conduct our tourism activities is immense, but it is the accumulation of small actions, along with our guests, that will undoubtedly bring us closer to our goal.