Natura Algarve Club plays a leading role in the regional market and seeks to manage the balance between social development and responsibility as well as environmental preservation and economic prosperity.
The principles and commitments we assume daily reflect the respect for suppliers, collaborators and customers, allowing for a greater confidence in our services.
Our approach to the market is:
Buying responsibly – We maintain a selection of suppliers based on rigorous and demanding criteria while taking in account the fundamental principle of sustainability. Regular events and meetings with most suppliers are held to establish common objectives towards a more sustainable solution (product, packaging, transport and others…)
Supporting regional suppliers – When possible we opt to buy from regional suppliers, our percentage in local products is 70%, like local beer, fruits, vegetables and others. In this way we are contributing to the socio-economic growth of the region and avoiding the long haul transportation of goods from distant places, which favors environmental preservation.
Respecting the environment – We seek suppliers who are committed to, and put in full practice the national and international norms in this domain. Preference for re-usable, returnable and recycled goods when available, lifecycle duration and cost are taken in account. All suppliers and products are analyzed with the 80/20 principle (quantity, impact, relevance). Toxic substances like chemicals, paints and such are analyzed carefully and avoided whenever possible.
Promoting Healthy eating – We promote healthy eating habits for workers and customers by offering the best and freshest produce available through a rigorous process of food safety, hygiene and quality control. Locally grown produce are purchased whenever possible.
With these small contributions we provide the global changes necessary to the future of humanity within its ecological framework, such as saving energy, managing residual waste more efficiently, protecting biodiversity and improving consumption habits. Natura Algarve Club is committed to protecting and conserving the environment and will continue to implement actions designed to do so whenever possible and economically doable.