WAVE OF CHANGE
Iberostar is Committed to the Oceans
At Iberostar, we are aware of the vital role played by the oceans and seas. We have always had a policy of responsible and sustainable management in the environments in which we operate because we understand the valuable and priceless exchange of resources provided by the oceans and seas. To that end, we are taking a step forward and implementing a new initiative that we are calling “Wave of Change” with three complementary, but clearly different plans of action: reducing the consumption of single-use plastics, the promotion of sustainable fishing and the improvement of coastal well-being.
It is our hope that “Wave of Change” becomes a broad movement that our employees, guests, suppliers and society at large join, and with everyone’s collaboration will contribute to the evolution of an increasingly sustainable tourism sector.
1. Elimination of Single-use Plastics
It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic are deposited into our oceans every year. Iberostar is substituting single-use plastics with reusable alternatives and other materials that are less harmful to the environment.
2. Sustainable Fishing
Our purchasing team and kitchen advisors work with our suppliers to better trace our fishing products so that we can offer responsible consumption at all of our destinations. In addition, we are redesigning our menus to highlight local and seasonal seafood.
3. Coastal Health
Iberostar is working closely with experts to protect and care for the coastlines where our resorts are located, including research, the preservation of coral reefs and mangrove ecosystems, and the nurturing of marine life.