WE CARE

COLIBRI BOUTIQUE HOTELS’ SOCIAL AND ENVIROMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY CORPORATE PROGRAM

During its 13 years in Tulum, Colibri Boutique Hotels has been at the forefront of social and environmental responsibility.

 

With a program designed to give back to the community, Colibri Boutique Hotels adheres to our strict corporate mission.

 

  • The betterment of life quality for our employees.
  • The improvement of environmental conservation.
  • The welfare of the community.
  • Unwavering adherence to our corporate ethics.

Some examples of Colibri Boutique Hotels’ involvement in recent years include:

  • Beach cleaning days.
  • Integral waste management, recycling and composting.
  • Tulum’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
  • Earthquake relief support for communities in the state of Oaxaca.
  • Community nights supporting local purveyors and community talent.
  • Contributions to developing communities in the states of Yucatan & Quintana Roo.
  • Support of local art, music and dance workshop initiatives for local children.

WE CARE | GIVING BACK

Colibri Boutique Hotels
Corporate Social Responsability Programs: Giving Back & We Care

 

FOUR PILLARS OF OUR PROGRAMS
Our staff’s life quality
Our community’s life quality
Environment friendly and eco conscious practices
Corporate ethics and rules according to our goals

AREAS OF OUR PROGRAMS

INTERNAL WE CARE

Waste management

  • Separation of organic & inorganic
  • Organic goes to compost production (external company)
  • Inorganic is separated and glass, PET, aluminum, cardboard, oil, tetrapack is recycled (external company)
  • Plastic bottle caps are donated to charity programs
  • Cigarrette buds are treated and recycled into ashtrays and other utilities (external
    company)
  • Processed oils from our kitchens are processed through biodigestors
  • Water is treated by a “Piranha” system, eco friendly, which allows for reusage of water for gardening and plumbing.

Good practices

  • Plastic free initiative: single-use plastic free rooms, plastic free to go containers and cutlery (made of natural fibers), glass bottled beverages, biodegradable trash bags, recycled paper towels & napkins, natural fiber straws
  • Bed linen & towel laundry reduction program with our guests
  • Biodegradable cleaning products only
  • Organic fertilizers only
  • Training and workshops for staff: Free your home from plastic, separation of waste at work and at home, environmentally friendly practices at home

EXTERNAL GIVING BACK

Community

  • Donations to “Tulum Red Sostenible” (Sustainable Tulum Project) for Tulum’s waste management studies
  • Donations to NGO’s (Children with dissabilities “Toshonos”, Street dog & cat sterilization “Mi amigo de la calle”)
  • Donations to the mayan communities of Chumpón, Macario Gómez and Francisco Uh May of educational materials for schools, clothing & linen, supplies for improvement of their communal areas
  • Colibri’s family activity program: monetary support (scholarships) to high grade students (children of our staff), Children’s day festivity for our staff’s children, Family day festivity (staff and their families enjoy lunch and games together
  • Donations for disaster relief situations (Yucatan Peninsula and Oaxaca)
  • Purchase of local produce under “Fair Trade”
  • Purchase, use and promotion of local artisan products
  • Reception and distribution of donations by our guests for the less favored in our community (toys, clothing, educational material, etc)

Education

  • Educational material donations for rural schools in the area
  • Participation of our staff in diverse government educational programs & workshops
    regarding the environment
  • Donations to educational art workshops for children by public and private institutions
  • Conferences by our CSR Manager, Biologist Alejandra Cornejo, on forums of
    environment preservation, better water quality practices, best eco practices and the
    respect of our ecosystem.

Enviroment

  • Collaboration with government committee in initiatives and education programs
    regarding the environment (Tulum Environmental Commission): Mother Earth’s Day, World Water Awareness Day, World Recyclyng Day.
  • Beach cleaning annual program (CBH, CBH + government + NGO’s)
  • Turtle program:
    • Yearly donation to the government program of Turtle Conservation programs:coverage of the salary of the Program Coordinator, 4×4 motorcyle donation for theeasy transportation of coordinator to reach all nests in the area
    • Care and follow up of nests in our beaches
    • Information for our guests on how to proceed during Turtle Season (“Turtle Tips”)