Ibiza Spotlight - Our eco-journey so far

Being eco-aware and taking action is a journey, one which we at Ibiza Spotlight have been undertaking internally as well as developing a dedicated programme that supports local businesses.

Like most businesses and individuals, we have been making sure we minimise and recycle our waste and reduce our power consumption where possible. So, over recent years, we have been reassessing what we can do as a company to go greener and only make sustainable choices moving forward.


Sustainable workplaces

We have for a long time offered all employees the ability to work from home and avoid making unnecessary journeys to the office. However, the global pandemic has changed the way we all work at Ibiza Spotlight. At the very onset, we immediately closed our offices and they have not reopened. Most of our work is now carried out at home but that hasn’t stopped our mission.

During this period, three of our houses have been converted to solar power, including the home where our administrative HQ is now based - local renewable energy company, Green Power, recently installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to fully charge our administration. Meanwhile, other members of staff have migrated their year-round energy requirement to Som-energia, a cooperative that provides 100% renewable electricity.

Furthermore, while the company continues to rebuild from the effects of the health crisis, we have been fortunate to partner up with theHub coworking space for all our team-building activities and marketing meetings. We will increase our presence at theHUB over the coming years as we continue to grow.

TheHUB is a business with a strong social conscience, supporting community projects, protecting the local environment, and reducing waste. Importantly, 85% of the electricity consumed at theHUB is generated on-site due to their massive PV installation by Solar Rey.

We are also proud to share this workspace with another of our long-term collaborators, defenders of the environment and promotors of all things sustainable, IbizaPreservation. On top of this, healthy eating specialists Eat Is Life who run the onsite deli source much of their produce locally, supporting local agriculture.

Already, one of our company cars is fully electric and fuelled entirely by sunlight! Hopefully, this will just be the start, as the islands of Ibiza and Formentera move closer to phasing out carbon fuelled vehicles completely over the coming years.


Shining a light

One of our most important commitments is in supporting and promoting the actions of individual businesses and organisations on Ibiza that are either already eco-friendly or are on the journey and want to do more.

Our eco-label is designed to do just that - whilst it is not a certification, we do require that all recipients demonstrate that they are undertaking pro-environmental measures in key areas, as well as committing to doing more in the future.

This type of work deserves to be communicated. As the largest website on Ibiza, we believe we are duty-bound to support the positive environmental actions of the people here. We are doing this via our platforms, including our guides, magazine, events calendar and newsletter - we hope the combination of our voice and reach can help effect change by inspiring others.

We will continue to keep this page updated and keep you posted on our own eco-journey. If you know of any great green initiatives happening on Ibiza, we would love to hear from you.

ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

Here is our list of the eco-friendly businesses on Ibiza that have already taken action and confirmed their commitment. We hope to be adding many more to this list in the future.

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