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Loro Parque and Siam Park confirm their leadership after receiving “Biosphere Certified – Parks” and “Biosphere Certified – Animal Embassy” certificates 

Awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) linked to UNESCO, these certificates are a proof of the outstanding level the Parks demonstrate in matters of tourism and environmental sustainability, in the fight against climate change and the defence of biodiversity

Puerto de La Cruz, 20th November 2020. Loro Parque and Siam Park once again reinforce their leadership in tourism and environmental sustainability, the fight against climate change and the defence of biodiversity. In the case of Loro Parque, this is a certificate that the Park has received for the twelfth consecutive year, “Biosphere Certified – Animal Embassy”, as granted by the Institute of Responsible Tourism (RTI), linked to UNESCO. For its part, Siam Park was not left behind and has been awarded an innovative “Biosphere Certified – Parks” accreditation, for the fourth consecutive year, by the aforementioned international organisation.

The prestigious certification granted after an
exhaustive audit guarantees compliance with requirements based on the principles
of sustainability and continuous improvement, ensuring that the certified
entity carries out an activity that is typical of a new model of non-aggressive
tourism, which satisfies the current needs of its clients and users, without
compromising future generations, bringing significant benefits for the entity
itself, society and the environment.

In this respect, Loro Parque, together with Loro
Parque Fundación, and closely followed by Siam Park, constitutes a world-famous
natural area committed to the environment and the conservation of biodiversity,
while at the same time eliminating single-use plastic from its facilities and
supporting beach clean-ups, protection and research programmes at an
international level and being a pioneer in natural habitat protection
practices.

It should be noted that Loro Parque is the first and
only zoo in the world to receive the ‘Biosphere Park-Animal Embassy’
certificate, awarded by the RTI, which is linked to UNESCO, and has also been
decorated on several occasions with various national and international
distinctions, such as the Plaque of Tourist Merit, awarded by the Spanish
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the “Gold Medal for Tourism
Merit”, presented by the same ministry, as well as the Gold Medal of the
Canary Islands Government, the city of Puerto de la Cruz and the Cabildo
Insular de Tenerife, among other awards. Loro Parque is also the only company
in the Canary Islands to have been awarded the “Prince Felipe Award for
Business Excellence”, in addition to being named the World’s Best Zoo

twice in a row by the world-renowned travel portal, TripAdvisor, among many
other recognitions.

Siam Park: technological development for the
environment

Following the philosophy of the Loro Parque Company,
Siam Park, recognised by TripAdvisor as the Best Water Park in the World
for seven consecutive years to date, similarly operates in the line of maximum
respect for the environment, using the latest technological developments in
every detail. In this sense, the water that feeds the Park forms part of a
closed circuit that begins in the sea, from where it is extracted and
transferred to the desalination plant built exclusively for this purpose.
Furthermore, Siam Park’s philosophy includes the application of the Km0
formula, which means that mainly local products are used in the catering
industry, thus minimising the carbon footprint associated with the transport of
imported products.  

In a firm commitment to non-polluting renewable
energies and to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism in the
Canary Islands, the Parks have their own photovoltaic system located in the
south of Tenerife, which, added to other photovoltaic investments on the
island, represents a power of 2.75 MW. In addition, a 4 MW wind turbine has
been installed on the island of Gran Canaria, increasing the overall capacity
to offset CO2 emissions from 2,500 to almost 4,000 tonnes.

On the other hand, this year the Loro
Parque company has once again been certified in ISO 9001, which determines the
requirements for a Quality Management System, in ISO 14001, which
determines the requirements for an Environmental Management System and
in EMAS III, which recognises organisations that have implemented a
well-defined Environmental Management System and have made a commitment to
continuous improvement.