CERTIFIED BY THE TOURISM INSTITUTE OF COSTA RICA (CST)
The Hotel Giada is the only Hotel in the area with the Sustainable Tourism Certification, level 3 of 5 in the categorization of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT). In this process, the ICT evaluated the interaction between the company and the surrounding environment, interested in the implementation of policies and programs for its conservation, sustainability and protection. The aspects of waste management and recycling systems and the use of technologies to save water and electricity were evaluated. Last but not least, our company interacts with the local community through the generation of employment and the support of local development projects. The CST is an excellent tool to promote the sustainable development of the country and we are proud to be an active integral part of the process. It covers social, cultural and patrimonial aspects of the community. Our commitment is to reinforce our reputation as a destination for those who wish to preserve and enjoy our planet in a beautiful natural environment.
100% CARBON NEUTRAL
The Giada Hotel has a history of being a pioneer in ecological and social sustainability issues and it is no surprise that it is the first and only Hotel in the area to be certified. The Hotel Giada is a 100% CARBONO NEUTRAL company. It actively participates in a mitigation program against climate change and the effects of global warming with international support. In addition, the 100% CARBONO NEUTRAL Program decided to award the Facta no Verba Award (events, not words) to the Hotel Giada, after evaluating the history of the Hotel and its owners as pioneers in sustainability issues in the Samara area. We are part of the companies that formalized their environmental commitment by joining in the fight against Climate Change. The program is based on parameters, protocols and regulations under the ISO 14064 process and consists of a phase of measurement of the ecological footprint, one of mitigation of it through a constant reduction of polluting energies in favor of clean and renewable energies ( mainly solar) and the preference of environmentally certified suppliers and, finally, with the residual compensation through the purchase of carbon credits, by CO2 Balance, London (UK), verified and certified by Gold Standard (Switzerland), Plan Vivo (Scotland), DNV (Norway), ESI (USA), and duly registered in Markit. The Costa Rican Certifier 100-SD has the endorsement and current representation of CarbonFund, New York (USA). The Government of Costa Rica aims to be, in 2021, the first carbon neutral country in the world and our commitment to environmental conservation begins in our community confident in education and the hope of an ever greater awareness of the people and the business world.