Good practice business ECORETREAT

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Spain
  • ETGG2030-GP
Organisation ECORETREAT
Postal address Carrer del Torrent de l´Olla 47, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Unspecified
  • Cultural Heritage, Life Styles & Diversity
  • Good Governance & CSR
  • Natural Heritage & Biodiversity
  • Travel, Transport & Mobility
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A9 Information and interpretation
  • B4 Local entrepreneurs
  • C1 Cultural interactions
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.4 Solid waste
  • D3.1 Biodiversity conservation
  • D3.3 Visits to natural sites
Marketplace category Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Protected areas in rural and coastal Catalonia

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Outstanding contributions

Ecoretreat is an activity and tour operator which provides eco-retreats for employees of companies of all sizes. Their approach is to offer a tailor-made experience to assure that participants will feel a deep connection with nature to recharge their batteries. They provide full travel packages, from transportation to eco-accommodation, bird-watching, collecting mushrooms in the woods or cleaning the beaches of Costa Brava. In response to an increase in stress levels and hybrid-working, they seek to restore a sense of purpose and enable people to give something back to nature.

The company has set objectives for reducing CO2 emissions and a monitoring plan has been developed.  They also take action against plastics and waste. All their programmes take place within Catalonia and they have established many local partnerships, as well as seeking to provide opportunities for young professionals.  Suppliers, such as accommodation providers, activity operators and guides, have to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, assessed through a checklist.  Clients are provided with information on local nature and how to respect it, such as minimising noise levels.

Key SDGs related to this action


See: Tourism for SDGs - Recommendations for Companies