The Chedi Luštica Bay’s responsible business journey in 2023

During 2023, The Chedi Luštica Bay hotel, as part of its humanitarian efforts, has managed to make a significant contribution and provide support to those in need. In the past year, the hotel donated a total value of around 100,000 euros to the local community.

The Chedi Hotel financially assisted in purchasing a school minibus for students from Gornja Morača, the Budi Human Foundation, cleaning nearby beaches, as well as covering the medical treatment of a team member. Additionally, the hotel donated significant financial resources to support various events such as Ocean Lava, Montenegro Business Run, the Social Impact Award for the best youth entrepreneurial startup project, and the construction of electric-powered vessels from the Fracraft company.

As a substantial part of its support to the local community, the hotel provided donations of bedding and towels to organizations including the Red Cross of Montenegro, “Mladost” Children’s Home in Bijela, “Grabovac” Home for the Elderly in Risan, “Dr. Peruta Ivanović” Resource Center for Hearing and Speech in Kotor, Bar General Hospital, Children’s Department of the General Hospital in Kotor, Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro, and those affected by the earthquake in Turkey.

In addition to the mentioned humanitarian actions, important initiatives within sustainable development have positioned The Chedi Luštica Bay hotel on a special map of responsible and sustainable business practices.

Photo: The Chedi Luštica Bay

“Through our humanitarian actions and donations, we have provided assistance in various segments of society, including education, healthcare, and support to communities in difficult situations. These actions are the result of the dedicated work of our team and the support of people who believe in the power of unity. We want to thank everyone who regularly participates in our noble mission to help others and preserve our environment. Such support has enabled positive changes in the lives of many, and that is what makes our community special. We will continue with dedicated work and contribution to building a better future for all of us. Thank you for your trust and support,” said Milica Janković, Director of Housekeeping & Sustainability.

The hotel holds numerous certificates in the field of sustainable development and environmental protection, such as the Silver Earth Check certificate, GHOTW Sustainable Future award for life cycle assessment, “On the Road to Zero Waste” program certificate, level 3 on, Green Key certificate, and UNESCO Pledge for sustainable travel. The hotel is also part of the prestigious collection of sustainability leaders within The Leading Hotels of the World group.

As part of its activities, The Chedi Luštica Bay hotel provides regular educational support to local schools through internship programs and practical work, as well as supporting local farmers in waste food management and the production of local products for the hotel’s needs.

Additionally, the hotel has established a waste management program with monitoring and goal achievement throughout the year. This sustainability management system complies with ISO 21401. The hotel actively uses the “Think, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” user system, along with a life cycle assessment. The initiative also includes waste, energy, and water reduction, and 85% of the chemicals used in hotel hygiene maintenance are environmentally certified.

Photo: The Chedi Luštica Bay

Some interesting projects also include the implementation of a bottle disinfection and refilling program, the “Save the Planet” initiative regarding linen and towel change, as well as the use of wooden keys and biodegradable personal hygiene utensils in accommodation units.

The hotel supports local initiatives, such as the BocaNova project with donations of disinfected wine bottles to local wine producers and the Mental Ecology project in Montenegro through recycling hotel paintings.

Learn more about Chedi Luštica Bay here.

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