The key factor in Philoxenia Hotel's success is the high quality of the offered services, with full respect for the natural environment. These two factors form the core of the company's environmental policy and the cornerstone of its strategic planning. Since the beginning of 2014, it started implementing an Integrated Environmental Management System and in August 2014 it was certified in accordance with the internationally recognised standard ISO 14001: 2004, which is based on a "design - implementation - control - improvement" methodology. An important aspect of the hotel's environmental policy is the separation and recycling of waste (plastic, metal, paper, batteries) and the reuse of cooking oil. The company also ensures that the goods and cleaning products supplied are specifically designed to be eco-friendly. Finally, Philoxenia Hotel seeks to promote an eco-friendly culture and encourage its customers to engage in its important effort to protect the natural environment and develop sustainably.
At Philoxenia Hotel, we like to keep our precious planet clean and make it even greener. We show great care for the environment, especially in terms of waste and drinking water management and reduction of food waste.
As the title suggests, Zero Waste to Landfill is a philosophy of reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
Although 'Zero' is used, not all waste types can be otherwise processed and may end up in landfill. The main point is that companies aim towards reducing their landfill usage significantly, with at least 99% of waste diverted from landfill.
Through exploring alternative solutions of disposal or further use, the initiative helps waste producers understand and better value their waste - hence our motto "Waste Matters"! Additionally, diverting waste from landfill and maximising its potential can help businesses cut costs and increase process efficiency.
Zero Waste is a social commitment to making lifestyle changes and to adopting natural sustainable systems where waste material becomes a resource. As the saying goes: 'One man's trash is another man's treasure!
The main objective of our Hotel and restaurants is to reduce waste and prevent the release of harmful substances into the air, water and ground. These can in turn pose a risk to human and animal health as well as burden our planet and its ecosystems. In our effort to become a Zero Waste hotel we act according to green management guidelines. These allow us to achieve a closer connection with the local environment and contribute to higher guest and employee satisfaction.
Our part in the Zero Waste Story
Our hotel aims to provide (high quality services for our guests to enjoy and for the benefit of nature. We are planning to sort 70% of the collected waste, reduce waste by 30% and use 30% less water and energy. We will do this by introducing the following:
- Sorting waste for collection
- Reusing & Recycling of towels , soap and bed linen
- Reusable containers for sugar, jam, honey and other food in the hotel's restaurant and kitchen
- Working with local suppliers
This is how you can become part of our Zero Waste story:
- Sort waste for recycling
- Drink tap water instead of bottled water
- Remember to turn off the lights & A/C in your room
- Use reusable bags when going shopping
- Reuse your towels
- When dining, only take as much food as you are planning to eat
The Green Key is an eco-label, recognized by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP, which has been awarded to over 1500 installations in 28 countries around the world Philoxenia Hotel, certified with the Green Key meets the following criteria:
Trains its staff & guests to increase sustainable development and environmental awareness in recreation facilities.
Protects the environment by reducing the environmental impact of the hotel on the world stage.
Follows a marketing strategy which includes the promotion of Green Key quality label.
Operates empowering the hotel by assuming greater environmental responsibility.