At The Tais Hotels we are firmly committed to strategies that promote sustainable tourism practices and behavioral values towards the protection of the wellbeing of our employees, the environment and collaboration with the development of the community. Sustainability is part of our philosophy, which is why we feel a responsibility to participate in the construction of a better world.
The sustainability committee of Grupo CIO, company owner of The Tais Hotels, is responsible for setting the objectives and for monitoring the actions to be carried out within the three key areas of activity: employees, environment and community.
We invite you to discover all our activities in the annual Sustainability Report of the CIO Group.
AREAS OF ACTIVITY
The wellbeing of the team that makes up The Tais Hotels is a key factor for the development of the Group. We promote a quality work environment, and we are aware of the great importance of the work carried out by each and every one of the employees for the success of our company. We support internal promotion, training and we ensure equal opportunities between the workers.
The communication between all of those who make up the soul of The Tais Hotels is very important and everyday we focus on advancing channels that promote closeness and dialogue. Furthermore, we contribute to the motivation of our team with strategies that boost their feeling of belonging to the company.
- Duqui Education Scholarship for the children of employees.
- Employee recognition program, with incentives for the employees most valued by guests and the company.
- Celebration of a Chrismtas party for all employees and the Father Christmas Party for the children of employees.
- Recognition to those who have been with the company for 10 years.
- Greeting and gift on each employee’s birthday and for births in the family.
- Annual work environment surveys and annual employee reviews.
At The Tais Hotels we are deeply implicated in the protection of the environment. Minimizing our footprint, reducing our usage, emissions and residues, and conserving the environment with a rational use of our natural resources is one of our most relevant principles.
We promote the participation and implication of our employees in actions aimed towards the improvement of work processes, rewarding their creativity with the contest “Environmental Champion”, aimed at promoting sustainable management ideas.
- We promote cleaning of beaches and the seabed in collaboration with environmental associations.
- We encourage the consumption of local products of 0kms
- We collaborate annually with the environmental event “Earth Hour”, promoted by WWF.
- We have our own vegetable garden that follows organic agriculture criteria and supplies some of our restaurants.
- We promote circular economy by composting the pruning’s from the gardens and reusing it in them.
- We support organic farming through the project “Buscándome las Habichuelas” from Cáritas Diocesana.
Our Hotel Bahía del Duque, part of The Tais Hotels, has several environmental seals that reinforces its commitment with sustainability and its support of the social and responsible economy, such as:
Travelife Gold Certification: Awarded by Travelife Sustainabiliyt System, it demonstrates our firm commitment and responsibility towards the protection of the environment, the respect and fair treatment of employees, the support of the community, protection of local culture and fauna, and the development of regional economy.
Biosphere Seal: awarded by the Institute of Responsible Tourism (ITR), it’s a voluntary certification based on the principles of sustainable tourism through criteria regarding environmental, cultural and socioeconomic behaviour.
Social action is implicit in our corporate culture. The Tais Hotels promotes social development through its commitment with the community.
We establish links with local associations and actively collaborate with them; we promote corporate volunteering among our teams; we encourage the hiring of people with disabilities; and create awareness of local culture and traditions as identity signs of our destination.
Furthermore, we contribute to the improvement of the living condition of children, families and communities of disadvantaged regions at an international level, thanks to the collaboration of over 19 years with Ayuda en Acción, sponsoring 40 children through our project “What can you do with 1 euro?
- Sale of articles created by different associations in our Drugstores.
- Charity Tennis and Paddle Tournament, Raquetas Solidarias
- Organización entre los empleados de mercadillos solidarios cuya recaudación es donada a diferentes ONG y asociaciones.
Promoting social development initiatives defines the identity of The Tais Hotels. To collaborate with not for profit entities and social or environmental charity associations is a fundamental part of our corporate Sustainability strategy.
The Tais Hotels cooperates with NGO’s of different scopes and countries, such as Ayuda en Acción, WWF, Spanish Association Against Cancer, SOS Childen’s Villages, EcoOcéanos, Stey by Step Foundation, Sonsoles Soriano Foundation, Trisómicos21, Funcasor, etc.
Year of Sustainable Tourism
2017 has been declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. At The Tais Hotels we celebrate with enthusiasm this initiative, being aware that the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental – must increase every year.
Our group is committed to carrying out actions aimed at establishing quality and management strategies respectful of the environment and the community, following the guidelines of good practices set y the UN. It is why Grupo CIO, company owner of The Tais Hotels, is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and it subscribes to its Ten Principles.