PORT ROSES and 9 other Roses companies obtain the new Cuidem Roses seal of approval 14/12/2022
Ten Roses companies from the catering, tourist accommodation, services and activities sectors have obtained the new Cuidem Roses seal of good practice in sustainable management, promoted by the Business Association in collaboration with Roses Town Council.
Ten Roses companies from the catering, tourist accommodation, services and activities sectors have obtained the new Cuidem Roses seal of good practice in sustainable management, promoted by the Business Association in collaboration with Roses Town Council. They are the first companies to be awarded this seal, a pioneer in a business organisation, which distinguishes establishments that adopt measures to reduce their environmental impact and aims to make the destination more sustainable. The idea is for as many companies as possible to join.
On Monday 12 December, in the hall of the Municipal Theatre of Roses, the ceremony was held to present the seal to the first accredited companies, in the presence of the Mayor of Roses, Joan Plana, and the Councillor for Economic Promotion, Fèlix Llorens. In addition, the event included a talk entitled "Challenges on the road to sustainability", given by Judit Díaz, a lecturer at the University of Girona and an expert in indicator systems for measuring sustainability in coastal destinations.
The companies that have received the new Cuidem Roses seal are: the Sodemar restaurant, Sa Botigueta, the Tourist Train, Bim Consultors, Empordàlia, the Port of Roses, the 1935 hotel, and the Rodas, Salatà and Ciutat de Vacances Montjoi campsites. Among the measures being implemented by these companies are the purchase of electric vehicles and chargers; and the installation of photovoltaic panels, biomass boilers and LED lights. They also purchase from local suppliers, carry out energy consumption controls, reuse boxes from suppliers and carry out awareness campaigns on social networks.
The awarding of the first Cuidem Roses seals is the culmination of the first phase of an ambitious project that began at the end of last year. Obtaining this accreditation is the result of the work that has been carried out in recent months to define the measures that companies must implement in order to comply with the requirements set out in the project. In addition, they are committed to continue incorporating continuous improvements in the field of sustainability.
The new seal "is a demanding but acceptable challenge that puts us in the direction of real and effective sustainability", says the president of the Roses-Cap de Creus Business Association, Miquel Gotanegra. "It is a revolution and a change of chip. A new business culture that has sustainability at its core in all areas of the company," added Gotanegra. According to the president of the Association, "these are big measures that require large investments, but also small gestures and that all of this is maintained over time. All this is what guarantees success", he concluded.
120 requirements to be met
The new label is intended to be fully implemented within three years. In this first phase, it has been decided to focus on environmental responsibility and 27 requirements in the field of environmental protection and the fight against climate change have been envisaged. The complete project proposes a total of 120 measures in order to obtain the label and the carrying out of periodic evaluations to accredit that the companies that wish to join are working to achieve them. These requirements refer to the sustainable management of companies with customers, workers, suppliers, owners, shareholders and even neighbours. And they go beyond implementing measures for the preservation of the environment, as they also include the commitment to have a sustainable management model from the economic point of view of the company and with the economic development of the municipality and the region. It also calls for a commitment to have decent working conditions for the teams, and equality; measures to reconcile work and family life; to promote the training of workers; to encourage internship contracts; to have an inclusive, fair, transparent and respectful leadership style with workers; and it also calls for active participation in the social and cultural environment of Roses, making it known to visitors, among many other measures. The idea is to create a culture of sustainability and to raise awareness both among the teams so that they get involved and to educate customers by making recommendations, for example, to recycle better or take care of the environment.
The new seal of the Roses-Cap de Creus Business Association, which in recent years has carried out initiatives to promote quality and excellence in the sector, is the result of the work carried out over the last few months, which has also included the launch of the "Roses et Cuida" seal to generate confidence among customers during the pandemic, which already has 60 member companies. Subsequently, the organisation created the "Gastronomia d'Origen" seal, which already has 34 member restaurants and aims to promote local products.