Delphina is committed to limiting its use of plastic and uses biodegradable materials for lunch boxes, straws, cutlery, plates and glasses. In the rooms, bars and restaurants, plastic bottles have been replaced with glass, Tetra Pak or cans.
All staff and collaborators have received a free reusable water bottle to refill in specially installed fountains, saving 68,700 plastic bottles per year.
All hotels and resorts use Ecolabel products for ordinary cleaning, and the courtesy line of SPA products are eco-bio certified and paraben free.
Other important green practices include sustainable mobility with electric vehicles – all recharged on site – to transport guests. The recyclable catalogues are printed with vegetable-based inks, and the paper and covers are made from certified ecological cellulose.
Zero food miles
Sustainability also means social responsibility through cooperation with local suppliers, and Delphina favours local Sardinian art, crafts, entertainment, manufacturers and services where possible.
The food and wine are also preferably sourced locally through the chain’s ‘Genuine Local Food Oriented®’ project, which supports healthy, high-quality cuisine based on genuine ingredients that respect seasonality – ideally with zero food miles.
At the Resort & SPA Le Dune in Badesi, guests can enjoy a five-hectare vegetable garden with aromatic herbs and fruit trees. In additional to serving an educational purpose for the children at the resort, this also functions as a source of supply for zero-mile ingredients across all resorts.
Delphina also promotes local excursions to introduce guests to the unique scenery, archeology and history of Gallura and beyond. Delphina is also a Corporate Golden Donor in support of the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano – in the protection of the Italian cultural and naturalistic heritage.
‘I am confident that operating responsible and thoughtful tourism, whilst respecting the local land, is a great way to create value, especially for a small regional island like Sardinia. We would like to thank everyone who has supported our green mission so far, our next goal is to maintain our position as the greenest in the world, and to continue to innovate our sustainability standards. We wholeheartedly care about the local land; it is very precious to us, so we’ll preserve it in every way possible.’
Brand manager for Delphina Hotels & Resorts