Recycling: We are Implementing the initial phase of a glass & plastic recycling system that benefits the community, our planet and us.
Community Cleaning Program: To motivate participation from community members and obtain combined efforts with the municipality, our staff performs daily cleaning tasks in the streets of St. Agnes.
Sewing Lessons: With the recent donation of 8 sewing machines and help from our staff, we are currently teaching our first 11 students (women from the community) how to sew and later sell their work to support themselves.
Psychological Support: Every week a psychologist works with preschool children from the community to help them understand and deal with learning disabilities and other development issues.
Cooking Lessons: In the hotel’s modern kitchens, our Chefs teach women from the community special cooking techniques that will help them improve their recipes and earn a living selling their food.
Computer Lab: More than 130 children have access to the latest technology designed toincrease their knowledge.
Scouts: Good values and a strong sense of community will benefit everyone and this is why we will support the program with a youth home.
Pottery, Candles & Recycled Handicrafts: Keeping up with our traditions, we will teach people techniques that provide a possible source of income when they sell their products in the marketplace.
Murals: We want to expose people to art and send positive messages through visual arts.
General Sustainability Policy: At Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, we ensure the development of sustainable tourism in all our operations.
General Policy Environment: We perform specific actions to reduce our impact on the environment, taking measures for the efficient use and consumption of water, energy, fuels, solid and liquid waste. We minimize emission gases and strong odors. We respect the habitat of exotic and endangered species and promote the conservation of natural areas and biodiversity of the region.
General Policy Socio-cultural: We support planning, implementation and promotion of local development activities, including cultural, educational, environmental, sporting, artistic and charitable activities. We promote the conservation of the cultural heritage of Ancient Guatemala, respecting the intellectual property of the local community and neighboring communities.
General Policy Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents: We do not allow actions that support or promote commercial and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
General Policy on the Protection of Cultural and Historical Heritage: We ensure the protection of our cultural and historical heritage by meeting laws, rules and regulations, respectful and constructive landscape design appropriate scale, the transmission of information and respect for local cultures and populations, promotion of tourist visits to places of cultural, artistic, archaeological and historical sites, supporting the conservation of cultural heritage and intellectual property rights and the interpretation of the natural surroundings and codes Conduct adequate visitation.
General Policy Conservation Traditions and Culture: We respect the legislation of the country in terms of respect for communities, while we value and encourage the manifestations thereof, including local culture and traditions.
General Policy on Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Species: We ensure the conservation of biodiversity and natural species, both within the hotel and its surroundings, in order to preserve the flora and fauna according to characteristics, needs and resources for safekeeping.
Saving Electrical Energy Fuels: We constantly measure the consumption of electricity, we have written plans and adopt concrete measures to the maximum use of natural lighting and heating. We use devices and equipment designed for efficient consumption of energy, minimizing the loss of heat or cold areas and equipment. We have procedures to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Policy No Air Pollution, Soil and Water: We ensure the protection of the environment through a wide range of initiatives designed to prevent pollution of air, soil and water.