CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
In 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Creta Maris has adopted these 17 goals, as it was inspired by them and considered its obligation to contribute to the understanding, promotion and support of the related intangible assets.
Since then, the resort monitors the developments of the SDGs strategies, while it does its best to communicate the significance of implementing those goals to the local institutions and government. Furthermore, Creta Maris has been sharing its good practices and their positive results to its guests, cooperators but also to other tourism companies, to support evidence-based decision-making in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that impact on the SDGs.
Moreover, in 2018, the resort continued to enhance competitiveness and maximize positive local impact to the local economy by purchasing goods and services from local organizations and producers, while it has also developed its monitoring process related to the application of the SDGs strategies.
It is worth mentioning that Creta Maris does its best in order to raise awareness of the sustainable operation a business must have and the benefits it offers both to the business itself and the community, the environment and the people.