What is Sustainability?
Characteristics and conditions in which the necessities of the current local population can be satisfied without compromising future generations.
Touristic Sustainability Certificate (TSC): it is a program that looks for the categorization and certification of touristic companies according to the level in which their operations can be near a sustainability model. This program is granted by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (CIT) to hotels and travel agencies. The TSC establishes a scale of 5 levels, represented by leaves and each one represents the relative position of the company in terms of sustainability. For these four fundamental aspects are evaluated.
1. Physical-biological parameters. Evaluates the interaction between the company and environment, interesting policy implementation and sustainability programs, environmental protection, and others.
2. Infrastructure and services. Evaluate aspects of the systems and internal processes of the company, mainly of waste management and cleaner technologies for saving water and electricity.
3. External clients. Evaluate the actions taken by the hotel management to invite the customer to understand and participate in the implementation of sustainability policies of the company.
4. Socio-economic environment. SEvaluate the identification and establishment of interaction with communities, analyzing the degree to which tourism businesses respond to the growth and development of the region through job creation or gains for the community.
Casa Turire and the Sustainability
Casa Turire has defined a Policy of Sustainability as we recognize that sustainable tourism development contributes to environmental, economic, socio-cultural and that it promotes the knowledge of local culture to create respect among the diversity of races and different ways of thinking. This Policy is available at Reception and Management. For the future generations well appeal to all our visitors, guests, partners, suppliers, public and private institutions to adopt the values and objectives of Sustainable Tourism.
Currently Casa Turire Hotel has been awarded with the Level 4 in Certification Sustainable Tourism. Which Casa Turire works with the community and with the country?
This is a process of separation of wastes, including organic waste from the hotel and farm are treated to convert into organic compost. Inorganic waste (cardboard, paper, plastics) are separated and donated to the collection center of the CATIE. The glass is separated and sent to Vidriera Centroamerica (VICESA) for recycling process.
The cooking oil is stored and collected for Energías Biodegradables Company, who transform into biodiesel. Residual waters are treated trough grease traps and then through drains, to prevent its disposal in raw to national waters.
Code of Conduct
This is awarded by the PANIAMOR Foundation and managed through the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Casa Turire Hotel signed the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children and Adolescent Victims of Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Costa Rica. Casa Turire is against sex tourism.
Casa Turire Hotel has the honor of belonging to Small Distinctive Hotels which is geared to excellence in service and facilities with a high degree of social and environmental responsibility.
Three beneficiaries through the group are:
Hotel has reforestation area (12 hectares) and trails area.
Working with suppliers in the area, who are friendly with the nature.
Hotel has Emergency & Occupational Health procedures as well as plans to reduce Solid Waste & Environmental impact.
In our farm we produce a lot of fruits and vegetables that are fertilized using compost that is produced by organic waste to the hotel and farm, besides these products we produce eggs, marmalades, cheese and are used in the kitchen to serve the different dishes that we offer at the restaurant.
Each department of the hotel has defined its policies and functions to achieve a sustainable more efficient and we have a Savings Plan for Energy and Water.
Pack for a Purpose
Nonprofit website is designed to be a resource for vacation travelers to determine if their accommodations support projects in their local communities. The website will also provide a list of supplies requested for the specific projects.
Purpose: Create a simple way to enable individual travelers to use space in their personal luggage to transport needed supplies to legitimate community projects around the world.
Help us to participate in the sustainability of the Hotel and continue with these practices in their personal life for the benefit of future generations.
“Help us to be a responsible traveler”.
Enjoy the nature that you can find in Casa Turire, specially the different bird species that can be seen in this place.