Sustainability Report - Sass Dlacia Spa
Report date: 6 December 2023
We are pleased to present our sustainability report for Sass Dlacia Spa. Our commitment to promoting environmental and social sustainability is central to our mission and is reflected in a number of initiatives and achievements at both Camping Sass Dlacia, our campsite in Alta Badia and Ütia de Börz, our mountain hotel at Passo delle Erbe. We would like to share these initiatives with you:
Electricity columns with meters:
At Camping Sass Dlacia we have installed electricity pillars with meters on every pitch so that our guests become more aware of their electricity usage. In addition, in this way we make it possible for guests or passers-by using electric vehicles to refuel with electricity. This initiative therefore not only results in a significant reduction in energy consumption, but also encourages the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
All new buildings, such as the A-Frame cabins built in Summer 2023 within the Sass Dlacia Camping, are made entirely of sustainable and natural materials and are insulated to ensure the least possible waste of energy resources.
Software for controlling heating plants:
At both the campsite and the Ütia de Börz we have heating control software. This allows more efficient energy management and helps us minimize waste.
Use of electric vehicles:
Electric vehicles and electric bicycles are used for the movement of staff within the campsite to limit noise pollution as well as CO2 emissions.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products:
The cleaning products we use at both facilities now have ecolabel certifications. This means that we only use products that meet strict environmental standards and are less harmful to the surrounding ecosystem. We are committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment without compromising nature.
Sustainable courtesy line:
At both Camping Sass Dlacia and Ütia de Börz, we have replaced the disposable courtesy set with top-quality local products in solid format. A handy little linen bag allows our guests to take the remaining product with them in order to reduce waste.
Sustainable products in the minimarket:
At Camping Sass Dlacia we have taken a number of measures to ensure that our minimarket offers sustainable products to our guests. We work with local farmers to supply local products, promoting local agriculture and reducing our transport footprint. In addition, we have expanded our selection of organic as well as fair trade products to promote social justice. We have also introduced natural, eco-friendly and cruelty-free detergents and cosmetics to promote a sustainable lifestyle among our guests.
Sustainability guidelines for staff:
We have instituted sustainability guidelines for all our staff. These guidelines include practices to reduce water and energy consumption, as well as adopting environmentally friendly behaviour during working hours and beyond. Every member of our team has been trained on how to actively contribute to our sustainability mission.
We have introduced information signs in both facilities to raise our guests' awareness of sustainability issues. These signs provide tips on how to reduce water and energy waste and promote respect for the surrounding nature, as well as information on how to sort waste correctly according to municipal regulations.
Separate waste collection:
We have implemented a recycling collection system with well-marked recycling islands throughout the campsite and at Ütia de Börz we have installed a recycling point on the terrace for both our guests and passers-by. This has enabled us to significantly increase the recycling rate and reduce our overall environmental impact. We are continuously working on further improving this system.
Sass Dlacia Spa has made significant progress in promoting environmental and social sustainability, and we are excited to share with you an important milestone achieved by both of our facilities: the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) certification. This prestigious certification is a global recognition that a tourism organisation has adopted sustainable and responsible practices to conserve the environment and promote local communities, it reflects our ongoing commitment to sustainability and ecology.
Although this represents a great achievement, we know that this is not a finished process, we will continue to work hard to further improve our ecological footprint and actively involve our guests in this mission. Sustainability is our commitment, and we will not stop looking for innovative ways to protect and preserve our natural environment. The GSTC award motivates us to do more and continue to pursue excellence in tourism sustainability.
Dear visitors of the local nature parks: we kindly ask you to follow this simple set of behavioural rules in order to preserve the natural wilderness and to allow everyone to enjoy the park:
- Follow the “carry in, carry out” motto: always bring your waste home.
- Preserve and protect your nature parks. Leave natural areas the way you find them or even better (at the reception, you can find trash bags).
- Do not carve, chop, cut, or damage any live trees.
- Campfires are prohibited within the nature parks.
- Camping is also prohibited in the nature parks.
- Help prevent pollution by keeping garbage, litter, and foreign substances out of lakes, streams, and other bodies of water.
- Collect only images, impressions and memories, not mushrooms, flowers, trees, fossils, rocks and minerals. Removing or possessing natural or cultural resources is prohibited.
- Do not scare or approach animals. Feeding wildlife is also prohibited.
- Preserve silence in the nature park: keep your voice low.
- Respect reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and insects – you are the visitor, not them.
- Don’t walk outside the marked paths.
- Wear clothing suitable for mountain territory.
- Travel as much as you can on foot, to better enjoy the beauty of nature.
- Dear mountain bikers, please remember that pedestrians always have priority on trails.
Some of these simple rules are basic common sense and good education and obviously enforced by the Forestry agents that can apply the penalties prescribed by law.