Sustainability Responsibility

db San Antonio Hotel + Spa Sustainability Policies

The key principles of our Sustainability Policy are to focus to integrate sustainability considerations into all the company’s business processes and practices. In this manner we are ensuring that the company is not only compliant, but wherever feasible exceeds compliancy expectations to all applicable regulatory legislation and codes of practices. Hence we all have a duty of care to sustain the natural, cultural and social economic environment in accordance with our ethos and our policies.

Environment:

  • To comply: with and exceed where practicable all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions
  • To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.  Our targets to improving this are as follows:
    • Reduce electricity by 5% by 2017
    • Reduce water consumption by 3% by 2017
    • Reduce amount of mixed waste produced by 5% by 2017
  • Use products that have minimal environmental impact.
  • Seek to conserve natural resources by ensuring the responsible use of energy, water and materials, whilst still providing the high quality of service experienced by our guests.
  • To reduce the impact of paper usage, the company issues Employees Payslips electronically, via email. Employees are required to support this initiative by supplying the Payroll Clerk with their email address. 

Employees:

  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our sustainability policy and are committed to implementing and improving it
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of and develop their duty to provide a first class quality of service
  • Ensure that all employees are treated fairly and that all employee rights are adhered to
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of and develop their duty of care for the natural, cultural and social environment, by providing all employees with the information and training necessary to achieve the stated goals of this sustainability policy.

Local Community:

  • We are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility and ethical work practices. The company has established social partnerships with public authorities and voluntary organisations. Our primary objective is to benefit communities in the Maltese Islands. Additionally, in-line with the company’s sustainability policy, the group constantly endeavours to implement eco-friendly measures and technologies to protect and revive the environment and our indigenous ecosystems.
  • The company also seeks to offer support to members of disadvantaged communities, through philanthropic acts and donations. Any Employees who would like to make a regular donation to this fund may opt to contribute €1 (one Euro) per month from their monthly salary. The hotel organises internal fund raising activities to raise funds for specific philanthropic organisations, raising funds through our guests and/or organising mid yearly events. Collected fund are then donated annually to the charity of choice.  
  • To make clients and suppliers aware of our sustainability policy, and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.