Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat
Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat
Asclepios

SUSTAINABILITY

Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat participates in the CST certification program developed by the ICT (Costa Rica Tourism Bureau). The program seeks to categorize and certify tourism companies according to the degree to which its operations comply with a model of sustainability evaluating 4 key areas:

The Biological Physical Environment: Evaluates the interaction of the company and its surrounding natural environment and promotes the implementation of policies and programs for sustainability among others.

The Socioeconomic Environment: Evaluates the interaction of the company with adjacent communities, development of the region, creation of jobs, and achieved benefits which support the community.

The Physical Service Plant Environment: Evaluates aspects of systems and internal processes of the company in waste materials, recycling and use of technologies for water and energy savings.

The Client Environment: Evaluates the actions taken by the establishment to invite the client participation in the implementation of sustainability policies of the company.

  • We are affiliated with Friends of the National Parks of Costa Rica, program.
  • We support and promote reforestation campaigns of native species in our property to improve food for wildlife, nesting for birds, soil stabilization and water conservation.
  • We support the Bandera Azul Program at our community school, as well as Dr. Adolfo Jimenez de la Guardia who handles our recycled waste, such as plastic bottles and cans in their Recycle Deposit Unit.
  • Our company is committed to the philosophy of the 4 R’s, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle, and Reduce, as part of our internal management and sustainability policy.
  • Our orchards produce herbs, vegetables, fruits and vegetables without chemicals, supplying the Higia Restaurant with natural, fresh and organic products every day.
  • Our facilities do not compromise the natural habitat, only occupying 1800 square meters of our ​​5 hectares.
  • *Utilizamos energías alternativas como paneles solares hídricos para el calentamiento y el reúso de agua para el riego de nuestros jardines.
  • *Contamos con un programa interno de selección de desechos, separando toda la materia orgánica generada en nuestra cocina , parala elaboración de compost de abono en nuestros jardines. Este proceso se lleva a cabo directamente en nuestras instalaciones. El resto de material reciclable se lleva a centros de la comunidad, debidamente establecidos para tal fin.
  • *Contamos con un plan de emergencia interno, debidamente avalado por el Ministerio de Salud y un plan de evacuación.
  • *Todo nuestro material promocional, así como el directorio del hotel y menús de nuestro Restaurante son hechos con papel 100% reciclado.
  • *Utilizamos jabones sin químicos para el lavado de blancos, los cuales son 100% biogradables. No utilizamos amenities en nuestras habitaciones y los productos de higiene personal se encuentran en dispensadores. Tampoco utilizamos kleenex.
  • *Nuestra iluminación exterior es de bajo impacto para protección de las especies que habitan en la zona. Nuestras habitaciones cuentan con ventiladores de techo, ventanales amplios para la circulación de aire fresco y promovemos el ahorro de consumo energético, con nuestros clientes externos e internos.
  • Our work organization periodically participates on environmental talks, improving the general knowledge in related issues like recycling practices, reforestation programs and conservation of exhaustible natural resource such as water.
  • We support domestic producers with small farms, such as handmade soaps factory, handmade chocolates and organic spa products made in Costa Rica.

*Gracias por tomar decisiones conscientes y sostenibles al reservar con Asclepios.

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