PALACE RESORTS - SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Palace Resorts invites Meetings & Incentive planners to be green savvy and incorporate the latest social responsibility practices into their meetings and incentive services. From recycling marathons to water conservation, the protection of turtle eggs, waste management and more, Palace Resorts is committed to preserving the environment and teaching others to do the same by implementing green practices into their businesses, conference services and ultimately their everyday lives.
With social responsibility and environmental practices becoming more and more prevalent in today’s meetings and incentives industry, Palace Resorts has created Green Sustainable Events (GSE) to further promote these causes.
These are some of the initiatives for a Green Meeting Space:
Provide separate waste receptacles for disposing of paper, plastic, aluminum cans, and glass in your meeting/function areas. For banquets, we can provide separate containers for organic and non-organic waste. By recycling you will be directly contributing to the Palace Resorts Foundation.
Place notepads and pens only at a centrally located table within the meeting area, instead of each seta, in order to reduce paper waste. Palace Resorts –branded notepads and made of recycled materials are available for a fee which is donated to the Palace Resorts Foundation.
Choose reusable signs as opposed to paper agendas. Use fabric banners instead of paper banners.
Instead of providing bottle water consider making available a water dispenser for your participants.
Eliminate the use of disposable tableware in banquets which can significantly reduce paper in plastic waste. Instead, we can provide dishes, cutlery, cloth napkins and containers for sugar, milk, and cream.
By choosing a buffet-style meal for private events (especially in outdoor venues), your CSM will contact you to suggest closing the buffet line approximately 1 ½ hours after the start of your event in order to minimize food waste.
Use centerpieces made for live plants (grown in a Palace Resorts nursery) art made by local artists, and other socially responsible materials. By obtaining these items from the resort you are directly contributing to the Palace Resorts Foundation.ABOUT PALACE RESORTS FOUNDATION:
Through our continued efforts and unwavering dedication to the land and people of Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Jalisco, Nayarit and Punta Cana, the Palace Foundation strives to enrich and enhance the lives of the people residing in areas where Palace Resorts properties exist, as well as supporting and initiating environmental causes and programs. To that effect, the Foundation has taken great strides to better the surrounding area through the creation of four committees, each dedicated to specific initiatives that contribute to the organization’s overall mission.