At Creta Maris Resort, we believe that highlighting the best our regions have to offer will create authentic experiences for our guests. Our local communities are at the heart of this effort. Seeking to build a robust engagement, we collaborate with local suppliers and choose local products for our hotels.

In 2021, Creta Maris Resort took the initiative to plan and implement the “Sustainable Supplies – Initiative for a sustainable future” program in collaboration with Local Food Experts. The program is a novel endeavor for the Greek Hospitality industry, and includes the participation of 11 partners/suppliers, initially coming from the Food & Beverage sector, while there are plans to extend it to other sectors in the future.

A spherical road map has been developed for the program which ties in with the international Society - Economy - Environment criteria (ESG Performance) and is based on 4 pillars: Environment, Society, Governance, and Supplies.

ΤΗΕ CONTEXT

The initiative regards suppliers specialized in the Food & Beverage sector. Eleven suppliers have decided to participate in this project.

Participants will receive training in sustainable business practices pertaining to the environment, society, corporate governance and practices in managing their own supply chain. The Creta Maris Resort provides participants with the KPIs per activity sector, based on global ESG standards.

By the end of the program, suppliers will have

  • Understood the principles of sustainable corporate governance
  • Gained substantial knowledge about sustainable practices in the food sector
  • Gained tools and novel, readily applicable sustainability practices

THE 8 PARTICIPANTS IN THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIES PROJECT:

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THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIES INITIATIVE: IMPORTANT MILESTONES

The program Sustainable Supplies - Initiative for a sustainable future, is implemented in 5 stages and consists of three cycles. 

  • Suppliers self-assessment – Completed.
  • Analysis of results – Completed.
  • Suppliers’ education – In progress. During the 2nd cycle of the project, participants are invited to create at least one new organic product code. They will be trained in innovative practices for the environment, society, corporate governance, as well as their supply chain by designing a tailor made approach to ESG criteria which will be based on the principles of Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Processing, applying EU Reg 2018 | 848 on Certified Organic Farming on the existing lands of the project suppliers.
  • Suppliers’ reassessment after the education program — Scheduled for the beginning of 2024
  • Certification of participation – Final Step |To be Implemented in 2024. 
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THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIES INITIATIVE: SELF-ASSESSMENT

During the stage of self–assessment, every participant completed a questionnaire of 188 questions, assessing the status and progress of their business procedures and sustainable practices.

Τhe key performance indicators to achieve Green Transition were based on nine globally recognized modules:

  1. Sustainable Governance
  2. Water Management
  3. Energy Management
  4. Waste & By-Products Management
  5. Infection Prevention
  6. Ecosystem Management
  7. Supplies & Markets
  8. Human Resources
  9. Neighbors & Community

THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIES INITIATIVE: A REFLECTION

The Sustainable Supplies initiative is interwoven into our long-term Sustainable Development vision. We aim to make it a step closer to Green - Regenerative - Hospitality, thus maximizing our contribution to society by creating ambassadors that will convey our sustainable way of thinking towards a more sustainable and fulfilling world.

CERTIFICATIONS

REPORTS

ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Creta Maris Resort’s Annual Sustainability Report describes in detail all the activities of Creta Maris in all the fields identified as Sustainability pillars, namely the Environment, People and Sustainable Hospitality.

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