SustainabilityDouro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa
"Green Key" is an international environmental quality programme that includes all hotel services in its network, which is concerned with environmental sustainability and that believes good environmental practices are a necessity and a growing desire among clients. On 30 May 2014, the European Blue Flag Association organised the "Green Key Awards 2014" during which Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa once again received this distinction for its good environmental practices. This award influences the environmental policies at our establishment while we are also known for the responsibility and obligation of raising awareness of the development of good environmental practices and the participation of all our employees, clients and providers through proactive environmental education. With the delivery of the "Green Key", an Environmental Protection Strategy will be promoted in various area, with the participation of all employees, senior management, clients and providers. Special focus will be paid to client information, the rational consumption and use of water, hygiene and cleanliness, separation and handling of waste, renewable energies, the indoor and outdoor environment, and other areas.