Our Commitment to SUSTAINABILITY

Since 2018, we have been dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and our community. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in various initiatives and practices implemented across all our properties.

Waste reduction and selective waste collection

Placement of recycling Containers: special bins are located in every common area and in Housekeeping staff carts, making recycling easy, effective and accessible.
Eco-Design: we have carefully redesigned packaging to reduce waste and litter, replacing plastic with the use of recycled paper in all our hotels.
Print-Less Project: Our ongoing Print-Less project focuses on reducing paper printing throughout all executive and operational departments in our facilities.

Local and Sustainable Sourcing

Garden Flora: our surroundings are adorned with local, Mediterranean, and native plants, controlled by the supervision of local public organizations in charge of protecting and enhancing the natural and landscape heritage present in the area.
Inclusive menus: our restaurants and event banqueting services offer special menus adapted to every dietary requirement.
Sustainable gadgets: our small gifts to guests are sourced from local artisans, social projects and farmers. Fabric items are made of recycled materials or cotton, sometimes organic.

Energy Efficiency and Transportation

Installation of photovoltaic panels and energy-saving window films to promote energy conservation.
Design of a system to recycle water from Villa York Estate swimming pools for irrigation of surrounding green areas.
Optimization of water and energy consumption by replacing old equipment with higher energy class electrical equipment.
Installation of a geothermal system for energy production at Palazzo Portinari Salviati to ensure low environmental impact and the highest standards of comfort, safety and energy efficiency resulting in reduced CO2 emissions.
Installation of new charging stations for electric vehicles, powered by energy from renewable sources, available to guests and locals.
Sustainable transportation: we encourage sustainable transportation by providing our guests with multiple mobility solutions, such as shuttle service to the city center and bicycle, e-bike and electric scooter rental options.

Health and environmental protection

Chemical reduction: we adopt salt disinfection systems in our pools to reduce chlorine consumption.
Sustainable SPA: our SPA and wellness areas embrace sustainability through the use of natural organic cosmetics without waste or animal testing and the introduction of jute bags as a replacement for plastic.

Innovative and Digital Initiatives

Digital Concierge: replacement of the paper Hotel Directory with digital software accessible via QR Code..
Sustainable Business Cards: replacement of our vCard business cards for a more sustainable approach.
Digitalization of all useful customer information (menus, services, hours), accessible via QR Code.

Guest and Community engagement and education

Welcome kits for the little ones: in our hotels we welcome children with special gadgets such as notebooks, backpacks, coloring mats, and plastic-free pens and pencils, promoting the «Say No to Plastic» initiative.
Local and handcrafted products: upon arrival, as a welcoming gesture, guests can enjoy artisanal local delicacies.
Ongoing curation and provision of sustainable local experiences at each of our different properties.
Promotion of Aworld, the official App of Actnow, the United Nations campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The QrCode to download the App is available on our guests’ keycards and on the bulletin board designated for staff.

Employee and Community Engagement

Special Experiences: we continuously seek unique and local experiences for our guests, including Archeo Running, Observing the Sky, Art Safari, and more!
Staff Welcome Kits: new staff members receive welcome kits containing reusable water bottles and recycling bags.
Environmental awareness: engage with nature with our box of marigold seeds for Easter and our locally sourced honey as a Christmas gift for guests.
We spread Aworld, the official App of Actnow, the UN campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The QrCode to download the App is on all our guest keycards and on the staff notice board
On-going initiatives include:
Collaboration with Agricoltura Nuova, a farming cooperative, to source products for use in our hotels
Volunteer activities for employees and guests to clean up the walls and streets of the neighborhood
Sourcing new gifts for guests from local social projects such as ‘Pastificio Futuro’

Join Us on Our Journey

At LDC Hotels Italy, sustainability is not just a commitment; it’s a way of life. We invite our guests, partners, and the community to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable and responsible future.
If you are interested in partnering with us on some of our sustainable initiatives or suggesting new ones, please contact us.