Local Community Policy
At Jardim do Vau we are committed to ensuring positive relationships between our company and the local community.
Our community policy and main goals are based on the following:
Promoting responsible tourism
Jardim do Vau is a member of Travelife and it is through this organization that it promotes economic and social benefits to the community.
Jardim do Vau collaborates with the training programmes of local schools in order to provide work opportunities.
Jardim do Vau purchases and promotes local products, ensuring that the food quality meets with our guest’s expectations. In this manner it contributes towards the reduction of CO2 emissions, which would be higher if these products were to be transported from distant locations.
The company policy states that payments to suppliers are always made in a timely manner.
Jardim do Vau recognizes the importance of giving preference to local employees. The benefit from this initiative lies in the probability of the wages being spent within the local economy. It also encourages residents to stay within their community rather than seeking employment elsewhere.
Donations and charity
Jardim do Vau donates furniture, clothes and electircal appliances - that are no longer suitable for the resort – to local institutions that can benefit from these items.
Jardim do Vau aims to improve its relationship with the local community by 2015, sponsoring the local sports teams.
Local artisans will be invited, whenever possible, to present and sell their products to clients staying at the resort.