It is with a sense of pride and achievement that we are announcing that three Details Hotels & Resorts Group properties – Aqua Pedra dos Bicos, Vale d’El Rei and Velamar – have been awarded the Green Key Diploma for 2018. The prize-giving ceremony took place on 7 June in Lisbon. Additionally, the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos had previously been distinguished, in 2017, as the first hotel in the Algarve to receive this certification, which rewards tourist complexes that fulfil a set of environmental requirements in different areas.
The “Green Key” programme, implemented in more than 50 countries and created by the European Blue Flag Association, distinguishes complexes that choose to follow sustainable environmental policies. Belonging to this category means implementing pro-environmental management and developing good practices aimed at protecting the environment. In 2017, steps were taken to reduce water and energy consumption and to encourage the separation of rubbish and the use of ecological cleaning products, among others. This year, the plan is to make a difference by using biodegradable straws instead of the plastic once that can have such a negative impact on the environment.
The Details group is proud to make its position known in this respect, thus reinforcing its environmental policy. The group is working with a model of management and continuous improvement that concerns itself with implementing good environmental and social practices, promoting the value of environmental management in its properties and fostering environmental education, with the aim of contributing to a better future and a greener planet.