After its opening, Colorado Creek will be the first hotel from the resort that is emissions neutral. This is a strategic line driven by PortAventura World, which will be extended to other establishments within the resort to minimize its carbon footprint.
This initiative starts by calculating the activity’s carbon footprint and offsetting the associated GHG emissions, making the hotel the first carbon-neutral establishment in PortAventura World. Through the Clean CO2 certification, PortAventura World will offset emissions by purchasing VER credits (Verified Emission Reductions) in projects for the improvement of the environment and society. In this sense, a contribution will be made to the Malawi Borehole project in 2019.
This project consists in the rehabilitation of wells in local communities of Malawi to supply 450,000 people with drinking water, since almost half of the rural population lives without access to it and have only boiling water to ensure their sanitation.
The development of the “Malawi Borehole Project” achieves a reduction of 10,000 tons of CO2 per year by avoiding wood burning for water sanitation. It reduces diseases, decreases the amount of pollutants inside homes, cancels contaminants and bacteria from polluted water that are potentially lethal, and provides jobs, among other benefits.
Committed to changing the future, the progressive reduction of the carbon footprint in PortAventura World’s activity is part of its ambitious strategic plan for sustainability. Thus, with this action, the company is directly involved with goal number 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), “Action for climate” and obtains the Clean CO2 certificate proving its neutrality.