Corporate Sustainability Culture

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The management of the CYAN GROUP OF HOTELS with the hotels Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa, Santa Marina Beach and Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa implement the CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY CULTURE, which is the constant commitment to ethical behavior and the contribution to the economic development, while improving the quality of life of its employees as well as the local communities and society in general, bounds:

The protection of the ENVIRONMENT by:

  • Submitting to any requirements of law or others related to the environmental activities
  • Valuing the effects on the environment of these activities with a view to decreasing or even eliminating these negative    effects
  • Becoming active in every possible way for the protection of the environment and the prevention of pollution
  • Setting goals with the aim of a continual improvement
  • Maintaining of the air quality
  • Protection of the beach and of the quality of the sea water
  • Cooperation with the local authorities for the preservation of the natural beauties of the areaInformation of all the local authorities about the environmental activities of the hotel inorder to make them aware of environmental issues
  • The realization of activities related to energy saving measures, decrease of waterconsumption, the right management and decrease of waste and sewage
  • Cooperation with the international universities monitor food waste management

The protection of its EMPLOYEES by:

  • Educating and making the hotel staff participate to the System of Environmental Management
  • Conducting the business in such manner and in such an environment to ensure as far as practicable the safety and health of tis employees, the environment and other affected persons within the company facilities
  • Complying with all relevant laws and regulations concerning safety and health in the workplace and with other requirements to which the company subscribes. Also, for the development of the management system, to comply with the legal and operational changes
  • Providing the necessary resources to make it possible to implement this policy
  • Continuously improving this system

Support the LOCAL COMMUNITY by:

  • Purchasing foods from local suppliers
  • Promoting the uniqueness and the responsibility of hospitality
  • Offering services which promote the local culture and gastronomy
  • Employing people from local community wherever possible
  • Supporting local institutions by organizing donations
  • Inviting local schools and kindergartens to take part at our environmental actions
  • Encouraging our employees to participate in activities organized by local communities
  • Protecting the right of children to grow up safely, free from exploitation and abuse


Cyan group of hotels

Social Responsibility

  • Blood Donations 
    Every year the team from Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa participate at the Blood Donation program from the Venizeleio Hospital in Heraklion
  • Social Grocery Store
    The hotel delievered food & beverage for the city welfare organization every year.
  • Cultural Association Anogia
    Sponsoring from diffrent events of the Cultural Association from Anogia.
  • People with Disabilities
    We donate for the Association Right to Life

Environmental Policy

Acknowledging the importance of environmental protection in general and towards a sustainable tourism development, the management and the staff of Sitia Beach Hotel have formed and put into practice a System of Environmental Management, according to the criteria of the international standard ISO 14001:2004.

The System of Environmental Management covers all hotel activities, showing special interest to accommodation and dining services. Based on these best practices, the hotel management commits itself to the following:

  • To submit to any requirements of the law or others related to environmental activities
  • To value the effects of the aforementioned activities on the environment and work towards decreasing or even eliminating any potential threat and negative effect
  • To, actively, pursue for the protection of the environment and the prevention of pollution
  • To set goals, aiming at continual improvement.

Following the above commitments, the hotel aims at:

  • Implementing activities related to energy saving measures, the decrease of water consumption, the correct management and decrease of waste and sewage.
  • Maintaining the air quality
  • Protecting the beach and of the quality of sea water
  • Co-operating with the local authorities for the preservation of the natural beauties of the area
  • Communicating with all local authorities about the environmental actions taken by our hotel
  • Educating and involving the hotel staff on the System of Environmental Management
  • Keeping the guests informed about our hotel’s environmental practices and activities and encouraging them to participate in our initiatives.

Our environmental activities include:

  • Clean up the Med > More Info
  • Clean up the World > More Info
  • Hands Across the Sands > More Info
  • World Environmental Day > More Info
  • Weekly tour through our lush gardens, informing our guests about nature and various environmental issues and actions