¿What is a B Corp Hotel in Bogota? and ¿Why should you stay in one?
Did you know that we are the first hotel in Colombia to be certified as a B Corporation?
B Corporations or B Corps are not only leading a global movement that seeks to differentiate itself through its commitment to social and environmental ethics, but also fulfills a great number of parameters in order to excel as a company that aims at solving social and environmental problems. B Impact Assessment tool developed by B Lab is essential to measure the impact of the company in four areas: governance, workers, environment, and community.
In 2019, we assumed as our own the essence of the B Corp movement, thus transforming ourselves into a company with the values, practices, and philosophies to be socially responsible and environmentalists, and, with great pride, we were certified as a B Corp.
The certification process is accompanied by the real commitment of the companies to guarantee organizational sustainability and compliance with social, cultural, legal and environmental standards by redefining business, its success and, building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
In January 2020, we officially received our B Corp certification, becoming part of a global community that uses business as a force of good. Among the benefits, we mention the improvement in the communication of our decisions which allows us to differentiate ourselves from others; a process of continuous improvement to achieve effective and positive impacts, to gain visibility and recognition at a global level; to integrate the organizational culture, sustainability, and responsibility as our fundamental values.
We will continue with the challenge of ensuring that our objectives are met with the highest standards of social and environmental performance, legal accountability and public transparency of its purposes and actions.
In line with this and seeking to gradually adapt to continue the positive contribution to society and the environment, in Hotel Vilar America:
- We installed 113 solar panels, a solution that is equivalent to planting 265 trees a year.
- We installed soap, shampoo, and conditioner dispensers in all our rooms, through which we are saving 1600 kilos of non-reusable plastic per year.
- We installed energy-saving heaters which allow us to control water consumption.
- We are investing in the countryside, promoting clean and organic agriculture and supporting the rural community.
For these and other reasons, at Hotel Vilar America, you will find an ally that not only will provide you with the best service and hospitality in Bogota, but you will also be minimizing the ecological footprint by staying with us!...
Come and join us in this commitment to reduce, even more, the negative impacts that traveling can generate.
We are an environmentally and socially responsible hotel
Hotel Vilar América as a tourism services company, is aware and committed in reducing the negative impacts within the industry, concerning environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues. For this purpose, it has developed programs for the efficient use of natural resources, the reduction of waste, and use of pollutants, the promotion of Colombian cultural heritage, support to local communities, and makes great efforts in the prevention of sexual exploitation of minors.
The Hotel strives to raise awareness among its staff and guests, it enforces legislation compliance, and respect for the rights of its employees, suppliers, customers and guests, within a framework for sustainable development.
Hotel Vilar América was one of the first seven hotels to be certified in Sustainability. It was awarded with the Colombian Environmental Seal, and recently in 2015, it obtained the certification at The Code.