Our Environmental Policy Statement

Based on a strong vision for a more sustainable future we created Sleep Green, an Eco Youth Hostel in the center of Barcelona. To make recognizable to the customer that we operate to high standards of performance and advocate socially and environmentally sustainable business practices, we applied for the EU Ecolabel, an award for products and services, which meet the highest environmental standards.

At Sleep Green we acknowledge that an accommodation provider has a negative impact on the environment. To minimize harmful effects of our business activities to the fullest extent we have taken the following action steps:

1. Renewable Energy
We contracted an electricity company providing 100% of our energy from renewable sources
2. Light Bulbs
Across Sleep Green Hostel you will se that we have solely installed LED light bulbs to cut energy consumption
3. Appliances
Our electrical appliances on site are rated A+++ with a minimum of A+ energy efficiency
4. Water
All of our shower-heads and taps are push taps to minimize Sleep Green's water consumption
5. Recycling
We have created facilities to easily recycle and separate waste
6. Products
We only use biodegradable cleaning products and recycled toilet paper as well as office paper
7. Inform
We inform guests of our environmental management and encourage them to support us with achieving our environmental goals
8. Training
We conduct regular staff training to ensure staff is up-to-date with our environmental measures

"Let’s change the world together - one bed at a time!"

Into the Future

The environmental values we practice today will have lasting benefits on the world as a whole moving forward. We want to preserve the beauty of our city and natural wonders and believe that by fostering our commitment to sustainable initiatives we will ensure that in future only environmentally sustainable processes, pollution prevention, and a continuous improvement in the design of our facilities and execution of our services on offer in relation to the environment are implemented. Further we will:

1. Impact
Continuously strive to reduce any possible damaging effects to the environment which may result as a consequence of our activities
2. Comply
Comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and constantly try to stay ahead of these
3. Encourage
Encourage the integration of environmental considerations into business planning and decisions
4. Communicate
Effectively communicate our commitment to the environment to our employees, suppliers and guests, as well as promote awareness and accountability to environmental issues to help us implement our environmental policy
5. Improve
Continue to look for opportunities to improve our environmental performance by evaluating the results of our environmental policy and set goals for further improvement on a yearly basis
Environmental Policy

Signed: Michelle Myers, Founder & Manager

Date & place: July 2013, Barcelona

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