Going Green


On the 21st October 2019, Green Key International was delighted to announce that the Torarica Group was the first company with a Green Key award in Suriname and the third in South America. Green Key is an eco-label for tourism and leisure establishments and is awarded to establishments that fulfill a list of environmental requirements. Obtaining Green Key demonstrates the establishments’ efforts to develop an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and responsible business. going-green-website-page(1).png

The Green Key Award is valid for one year and can be extended every year if the audit results are positive. In total, there 13 criteria to which the Torarica Group complies. We are pursuing knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly decision–making, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

We are proud to share some of our green initiatives with you. In our hotel, we separated our waste as much as possible, such as plastic, aluminum, glass, kitchen oil, electronic waste, and general waste.

We have recycled 59% of our plastic material. From this, new garbage bags are made which we use again in our hotels
62% of our Kitchen Oil is recycled and re-used as biofuel by one of our shared company holders
Yearly, we strive to achieve a 2% water use reduction. To commit to this percentage, we purchase showers, faucets, and toilets with a different standard, without sacrificing comfort and quality for our guests.
In our restaurants, we use biodegradable bags and we have a no-straw policy. Compostable straws made from avocado seeds are available upon request.
To work towards a more paperless work environment, our menus are digitalized, as well as our guest experience survey. Our guests can scan all these through the QR codes.
We support local content and therefore prefer working with local suppliers, eco-labeled products, and biological products.
As a loyal guest of the Torarica Group, you also contribute to maintaining a healthy environment. We go a step further than normal laws and regulations required.

“We cannot imagine a world without Green! All steps matter! Go Green! Go Green Key! Caring for our environment is a structural part of our business objectives.”, says the Torarica Group’s CEO, Dave Boucke.

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