We Plant, the tree of sustainability, an Icon Collection project

Environmental Management System compliant with UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 and UNI ISO 13009:2018

We Plant

The WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) has divided the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) into 17 Good Life Goals, i.e. small concrete objectives that every single person can adopt to contribute to the global achievement of the SDGs.

The premise of the 2030 agenda is that the SDGs, to be achieved within the established deadline, require a global mobilization, which includes not only governments, companies and non-profit organizations, but also consumers and ordinary citizens.

The 17 Good Life Goals are defined as “Personal Actions that everyone around the world can take to help support the Sustainable Development Goals” (free translation “personal actions that every individual in the world can take to support the achievement of the SDGs”).

These are small actions which, if implemented over time, can change each individual’s lifestyle and actively contribute to the achievement of the 17 global sustainable growth objectives.

For this reason Icon Collection creates “We Plant”, a brand that is a vehicle for virtuous initiatives and projects aimed at the development of sustainable actions and practices with a view to:

  • Reduction of pollution
  • Reforestation
  • Water Saving
  • Energy saving
  • Sustainable waste collection
  • Food saving

Sustainability starts from the rooms and suites

In the Icon Collection rooms and suites, the classic bottles with shampoo, shower gel and conditioner have been replaced in the courtesy line with reusable bottles. In order to align with the regulations on the spillage of surfactants into the sewage system, “ecolabel” detergents will also be implemented in some departments for cleaning and sanitizing furnishings and internal and external spaces.

Tips for Environmental Protection, reserved for our guests

  • Using water sparingly allows you not to waste it; help us by leaving the towels you want to change inside the shower and those you want to reuse on the towel racks.
  • Pour the dirty water into the appropriate drains facilitates purification through the wastewater network; avoid pouring unsuitable substances (oils, paints and other chemical substances) into sinks, showers and toilets, even if in minimal quantities.
  • If you need to get rid of non-ordinary solid and liquid waste (oils, used batteries, paints, etc.), contact the management who will be able to advise you on the correct disposal method.
  • Carrying out separate waste collection is a good habit to maintain even on holiday: it is recommended to throw waste in the appropriate containers located outside the rooms.
WePlant Flacone

We Plant event 25 October 2023 – A tree for our internal guests

During the presentation event of the We Plant project, sponsored by the Municipality of Bibbona, which was held on Wednesday 25 October from 11.30 am at the Park Hotel Marinetta, with the presence of the Mayor of Bibbona Massimo Fedeli, and the President of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, different types of trees and shrubs have been planted in the municipal pine forest: 5 strawberry trees, 1 juniper, 4 holm oaks, 1 mastic tree, 1 tamarisk and 25 pinus halepensis.

The intervention is part of a larger reforestation project of our “natural cathedral”, the Tombolo Biogenetic Nature Reserve. Specifically, the portion of the pine forest in Marina di Bibbona.

Each plant is equipped with a “passport” which certifies its origin and supply chain, in line with rigorous sustainability standards and bears the name of one of our internal guests (our collaborators) who has been working with us for at least 3 years.

The “We Plant” project is a significant step towards promoting a more sustainable and responsible lifestyle.

“It was a truly special day, an occasion in which nature, sustainability and the recognition of our extraordinary employees came together for a single goal. Seeing our “We Plant” project come to life with such enthusiasm and participation made us filled with joy and pride. This initiative is tangible proof of our daily commitment to a better world, where nature and community are at the center of every action. Pay homage to our most loyal collaborators, our internal guests, who have dedicated precious years to our group, is testament to the value we place on the people who make all this possible. Yesterday’s success is just the beginning of our journey towards a greener and more sustainable future, and we look forward to continuing. planting seeds of change and growth, together.”

Federico Ficcanterri – Administrator

Certifications and our constant commitment

Park Hotel Marinetta has managed its activities with particular environmental sensitivity since its origins.

This commitment took the form of the implementation of an Environmental Management System structured according to the UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 and UNI ISO 13009:2018 standards; Park Hotel Marinetta aims to offer a hospitality service that systematically involves the planning and control of precise environmental objectives over time, and sensitizes the guests themselves towards greater attention and awareness in respecting and protecting the environment. Park Hotel Marinetta wishes to express its commitment to respecting legislation and environmental regulations applicable to the prevention of pollution and to the continuous improvement of its performance on these issues.

The Hotel Management also expresses the desire to protect and respect the environmental heritage and the safety of both guests and operators, simultaneously pursuing the satisfaction of the needs and expectations of the Customer, maintaining the Quality of the service provided at the highest levels.

This commitment is realized with the following activities:

  • Annually we produce an average of 230,000 Kwh of energy from the sun which is equivalent to approximately 30% of the entire structure’s needs. Approximately 100,000Kwh are then re-distributed to the grid, for a total average annual consumption of the structure, coming from our solar panels, of 130,000 Kwh, approximately 15% of the structure’s needs.
  • In 2021 we produced 119,890 kg of waste, of which 75% was recyclable and/or biodegradable material.
  • Prevention of pollution and environmental risks related to the tourist activities and services offered is minimized by carrying out preventive assessments, monitoring critical parameters and systematically checking plants potentially dangerous for the environment.
  • Information, training and updating activities aimed at all employees to promote responsibility and awareness of the environment.
  • Raising awareness of suppliers of goods and services on the contents of the environmental policy.
  • Use, where possible, of eco-compatible products.
  • Communication, transparency and awareness aimed at the local community and customers on the topic of the environment.
  • Implementation of an energy and water saving policy without prejudice to the comfort conditions provided by the structure.
  • Correct waste management and concrete commitment to increasing separate waste collection.

Objectives are also set and verified periodically, dividing responsibility across all organizational levels, ensuring the availability of suitable means for achieving them and systematically verifying the results obtained in accordance with the Environmental Management System required by the UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 standard.

In order to implement the objectives and commitments identified, the Management of Park Hotel Marinetta provides the organization and resources necessary for this purpose, carries out surveillance activities so that the result is optimal and suited to the needs, in accordance with its policies, in such a way as to continuously ensure the expected improvement.

  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire hotel; outside, using the ashtray is a polite gesture and reduces the risk of fire.
  • It is recommended to always keep the volume of devices that generate sounds or noises at a low volume and to turn them off during rest hours.
  • Using bicycles and public transport is a smart way to avoid traffic, parking problems and pollution. Bicycles for short trips are available to customers at our hotel. If you are interested, contact the management.