MallorcAlpina wants to leave the Balearics better than we found them, through our sustainable plan which includes caring for the islands wildlife and the people, all together with the best customer service that we can provide, offering beautiful experiences in contact with the nature.
What does sustainable means?
This refers to practises or activities where human needs are covered as well as we preserve the natural resources
Vacations and one-day activities with our dear guests, drive our commitment to care for the islands, wildlife, and people.
How do we do it?
During the years 2020-21, when the terrible pandemic has caused discomfort to the people and has terribly affected the global economy, it seems that most of the people has taken a better appreciation of the climate change effect. This unusual conjunction has marked a point of change. Many profound reflections have been made in different public and private spheres. The tourism industry, probably the most affected by the Covid-19 which in the future may involve more people directly to be responsible for the environment, have a lot what to say and do.
As a result of the above, and adding the difficult situation of a full year without sharing our activities with our customers, MallorcAlpina wants to create a better future by updating our responsible habits defined in 1999 and implementing, as far as possible, the general principles of sustainable tourism. All this efforts will be channeled through an innovative incoming travel agency on the island of Mallorca, sensitive to the biodiversity of the Balearic archipelago and the footprint that our activity has on the environment.
We have established guidelines that affect the management and development of the activities we carry out. We are committed to improve and update our environmental practices and social commitment through an internal ethical code that governs sustainable commitment and an external ethical code for our clients where they are invited to be responsible on their vacations.
Ethical internal action code
MallorcAlpina’s commitment to the fundamental objectives of sustainable tourism are engraved in our DNA since we began our own business adventure in 1999. Over the years, we have been updating and incorporating new objectives, as we will continue to do so to the well-being of nature and the people of the Balearic Islands and by extension all those tourists who visit us.
So our fundamental objectives are the following:
Experience the nature with our clients in the closest, intense, respectful and original way possible.
Contribute to the defense of the environment, the territory and the people in the Balearic archipelago through memberships with various NGOs.
Reduce our environmental impact, organizing activities in small groups and if possible on foot.
Promote the taste for activities that have contact with nature, through the exploration of the different natural ecosystems that we find in the Mediterranean.
Preserve the natural environment in the long term, avoiding as much as possible the degradation of the different ecosystems that we visit.
Encourage our clients to be responsible through the external code of ethics.
Consolidate work space in the natural areas of the Balearic Islands, away from the crowded resorts and tourist centers.
Practice plogging: collect waste that is not ours in natural spaces and throw them in their respective recycling containers, with the idea of giving them a new use.
Minimize to eliminate single-life plastics.
Take advantage of resources, where the reduction, reuse and recycling of elements prevail.
Employ local external guides and services whenever it is possible, within established standards of quality and responsibility.
Promote cordiality between people.
Prioritize routes and activities that are close to the accomotadion places.
Use the public transport to get to the meeting point, adapting the schedules to it.
Create a positive impact on our community, through a cultural exchange with the connection of businesses and local people with our guests.
Buy local products for the preparation of our picnics.
Organize the office environment (telework) in the most efficient and respectful way.
Bet on a medium-term future for our own electric transport.
External recommended ethical code
As we have already indicated, we promote responsible travel so that you contribute in the consolidation of sustainable tourism. In the end, the fact of traveling would have to open the awareness that each of our actions during the course of the holidays can have a negative effect on the environment and people, both locally and globally, so our recommendations are:
– During your stay on the islands, during visits to natural spaces, whether with or without a guide, we invite you to do so with minimal intrusion and maximum respect for the environment by not removing any animal, plant or seed.
– Save energy by turning off lights, heating or air conditioning when not needed.
– Economise the water by closing the tap and the shower when you are not using it, reuse the towels and sheets for several days just as you would do in your own home.
– Reduce waste as much as possible and recycle in the respective containers (they can be found almost are everywhere) so that everything has the opportunity of a new use.
– When possible, use public transport.
– If you have a reusable bottle and you need water to drink in the activities, tell us during the reservation process, we will gladly guide you to drinking fountains in the place or we will fill it for you as soon as we find water from Sóller.
– A simple “Bon Dia” and a smile will open a lot of doors for you.
– Always ask for permission before photographing local people.
– Be selective in your purchases by supporting local crafts and small businesses.
– Respect private property.
Corporate social responsability
We are very aware that in all the MallorcAlpina activities and packages that we enjoy together, they are intimately linked to the use of the natural spaces of the Balearic archipelago. With this, we have the need to guarantee the long-term protection of the species and their habitats, so our children and theirs sons, can repeatedly enjoy the natural wonders of the Mediterranean.
From the year 2021, we will contribute with the conservation of the environment and the territory of the islands, as well as in the social aspect with a more local scope in the Sóller valley. We firmly believe, that the tourism industry with all the benefits that it deposits in each of its participants: emitters, protagonists and receivers, has in turn the obligation to compensate it with the planet earth, which is always the last but the most valuable of the components. Only in this way can the full circle of exploitation in the tourism industry be closed.
We want to start this new stage of MallorcAlpina, committing ourselves to a financial contribution at the end of the year with two NGOs, who truly do an exceptional job in favor of nature and the people of the Balearic Islands.
The local assembly of Red Cross in Sóller
We are going to update the contents of this page, as we advance together in the commitment to achieve a more sustainable Balearic archipelago. We appreciate your precious help, as without it, the change would not be possible.
With our best wishes, thank you very much to everybody of you for contributing to this.