Sustainability

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We believe that a successful business must take responsibility for its impact on society and the environment, and we strive to make a positive contribution to the community.

At Tembo, we are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our guests, employees and partners. We believe that providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment is not only the right thing to do but also essential for our business success.

We work hard every day in making a positive impact on the environment and society through our sustainable practices. We recognize that the hospitality industry can have a significant impact on the environment and that it is our responsibility to minimize this impact. To that end, we have implemented several sustainable practices throughout our hotel operations.

We recognize that this is an ongoing process, and we are committed to continually improving our practices. We believe that by practicing sustainability and social responsibility, we can create a better world for today’s and future generations.

Tembo Initiatives

Our contribution to a better world
BREEAM Certification

Tembo Barcelona is proud to have been awarded the BREEAM Certification. BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment. Driven by data. ​Backed by science. ​For a greener tomorrow. At Tembo Barcelona, we are dedicated to building and operating in a manner that not only meets the needs of today but also ensures a sustainable and eco-friendly future for generations to come.

Energy Efficiency Certificate A

Tembo Barcelona is proud to have earned the Energy Efficiency Certificate A for its building, which is the highest level of certification for energy efficiency. This achievement not only demonstrates our commitment to sustainability but also showcases our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and minimize our impact on the environment.

Biosphere Certification

Tembo is collaborating with Biosphere to obtain certification within six months of the opening of Tembo Barcelona. The Biosphere certification is awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI). The working standard of the Biosphere system is the only methodology in the world created as a result of the 4 Summits sponsored by UNESCO and the UNWTO during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, to work on the basis of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (17 SDGs), and with indicators developed jointly with SDSN-Spain.

Ecostars Certification

Tembo is working with Ecostars on the certification, which is aimed within six months after opening of Tembo Barcelona. Ecostars is a hotel-specific sustainability certification that awards eco-stars based on a hotel's environmental impact per stay. Ecostars is a member or is recognized by international organizations such as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and national organizations such as the Spanish Tourism Board.

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