At FC Barcelona, our sustainability mission is to lead the way in promoting environmental, social, and economic responsibility in the world of sports. We are committed to utilizing our platform and resources to inspire positive change and contribute to a more sustainable future. Our mission is founded on three core pillars: <br /> <b>Environmental Stewardship:</b> <br /> We recognize the urgent need to protect our planet and address the challenges of climate change. We strive to minimize our ecological footprint by adopting sustainable practices throughout our operations. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving energy, and water, implementing waste management strategies, and promoting the use of renewable resources. We are dedicated to continuously improving our environmental performance and engaging our stakeholders in this collective effort. <br /> <b>Social Responsibility:</b> <br /> We believe that football has the power to transform lives and create social impact. We aim to leverage our influence to foster positive change within our local and global communities. We actively promote diversity, inclusivity, and equality, ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the sport. We invest in community development initiatives, support education and health programs, and collaborate with like-minded organizations to address social challenges and drive positive social change.
It has always been very important for Lancaster to find a good balance between the luxury hospitality industry and sustainability. The last few years we have made some important and positive changes in order to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. For example, our beauty products in the rooms are now available only in big refillable containers and produced by a local company that only uses vegan and bio products. As a hotel we need to take action in line with guests’ needs, reduce our carbon footprint but keep the 5-star Hotel Lancaster experience that the guests are seeking by booking one of our rooms. The hotel undertakes environmental actions such as changing sheets at the client's request, using local products in the kitchen with seasonal menus, collaborating with organic brands for products in the room, recycling used oil transformed into organic fuel, and using silicone coasters instead of paper ones to avoid waste. We also ask our suppliers to be committed and we make sure of this before starting a partnership.
We know we cannot alone rid the world of plastic pollution, but we want to help in any way that we can! One additional way we have been supporting this effort is by in real life beach clean ups! Clean ups are something that everyone can do at a beach, river, lake, park, forest, trail, etc.! Just one piece of plastic at a time we can make the world a safer place to live!
Sustainability and protecting the planet on which we live has been in our veins since our launch in 2010 and today we are proud to have pioneered the concept of sustainable materials for luxury finishes. But we don’t finish here, we continue to develop and evolve new solutions, that continue to enhance our finishes whilst leaving the planet in its natural, beautiful state for generations to come. Combining luxury Mother of Pearl surfaces with sustainability and plastic recovery, Siminetti is proud of its ethical and ecological credentials and takes the greatest care when sourcing its range of natural products, to ensure they meet strict ecological standards and are sourced from sustainable, farmed locations wherever in the world they are grown. Our Mission: "To continually create inspirational luxury surfaces, that are crafted with passion, viewed with awe and are kind to the planet on which we live.” – Simon Powell, CEO & Founder.