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TEMES S.A.

TEMES S.A., founded in 1997, is a leading investor, developer, and operator in the luxury hospitality and leisure, and second home real estate sectors in Greece. TEMES S.A aims to transform Greek tourism through innovative, high-quality products & experiences and create value by developing sustainable destinations.

Commitments:

In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, TEMES S.A. commits to: 

  • Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging from their rooms by 2025.

  • Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic items from their bathrooms by 2025. 

  • Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic items from their food and drink services by 2025. 

  • Eliminating plastic items from their service areas by 2025. 

  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace problematic and unnecessary plastic packing in their rooms by 2025. 

  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace problematic and unnecessary plastic packing in their bathrooms by 2025. 

  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace problematic and unnecessary plastic packing in their service areas by 2025. 

  • Engaging the value chain to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 by engaging suppliers to provide data on recyclability and compostability, of plastic packaging and establishing procurement criteria on reusability, recyclability, and compostability. 

  • Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025, by engaging suppliers to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items, and establishing procurement criteria on % of recycled content in packaging and items. 

  • Collaborating with others and investing in the collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice, by providing proper training and means for staff to sort solid waste (especially plastic waste), according to local regulations, sustainability standards, and/or technical guidance from the waste management service provider, engaging other business and key stakeholders to discuss and take action to improve the performance of waste service providers (e.g. recycling rates), and investing resources ($, time, personnel) to promote innovation that results in increased recycling rates, either through actions at own operation or elsewhere in the process.