Sustainability is part of our very essence. The first chapter in the history of Abadía Retuerta was written in 1146, when the Premonstratensian Order came over France and settled in a beautiful enclave by the river Duero. This was the beginning of a true legacy, which is now almost a thousand years in the making, and based on the foundations of a cultural, historic and natural heritage.
The Abbey’s restoration is a prime example of sustainability. The intervention was profound, respectful and entirely committed to returning the estate to its former glory: previously, in 1931, the Abbey had been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument, making it a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC). The ultimate aim was to protect and conserve the estate’s historic heritage, remaining true to its original architecture.
Our mission today is to pass on this heritage to upcoming generations, in the best possible conditions. This is why we are so firmly committed to sustainability, including the launch of bold new initiatives and the rolling-out of ethical, responsible policies that work to emphasise the value of our history while also supporting the future of our local community.
The revival of Abadía Retuerta was initially a wine project, and the estate has since grown to become a resort of experiences. The project takes a sustainable approach to managing the estate’s heritage, while also seeking to enhance the region by generating jobs, boosting its socioeconomic fortunes and promoting sustainable tourism.
Abadía Retuerta sees the ESG criteria (i.e. relating to environmental, social and governance matters) as a fundamental pillar of the business’s activity. We work, every day, to make a positive impact on people’s wellbeing, on our surroundings and on the sustainability of the planet. To do so, we follow a strategy based on a strong commitment to all environmental, social and governance issues, ever seeking to stimulate inclusive and sustainable growth.
Every year we publish a Sustainability Report following the criteria established by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), supported by and linked to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Our aim is to ensure that the history, traditions, land, art and culture of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine are protected and preserved.
We strive to promote the personal and professional development, motivation, involvement and drive of our associates. We operate on the principle of open and transparent communication.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is indebted to its natural surroundings. We strive to give something back by preserving and protecting the environment, natural resources, biodiversity, social development and rural communities.
Observation and innovation, diligence and attention to detail: the quality of our products and services ensures that our guests are treated to a truly unique experience.
We believe that integrity is about embracing ethical practices that are consistent with our core values.
ABADÍA RETUERTA declares its commitment to establishing and developing policies that integrate equal treatment and access to opportunities for women and men, with no direct or indirect indiscrimination based on sex. The company also commits to fostering measures that will lead to true equality at the heart of our organisation, by establishing equal opportunities for women and men as a strategic principle of our Corporate Policy and our Human Resources, in accordance with the definition of said principle as established by constitutional law 3/2007, 22 March, for effective equality between women and men.
In each and every one of our work areas, from selection to promotion, including payment policy, training, work conditions, occupational health, work time organisation and work-life balance, we accept and apply the principle of equal opportunities between women and men.
The aforementioned principles are put into practice via an Equality Plan, and via measures for affirmative action that entail an improvement in our management system and the guarantee of an internal structure free from sex-based discrimination. We also seek to contribute in the advancement towards a society in which equality is effective and real.
ABADÍA RETUERTA has been awarded the Óptima distinction by the Council of Castilla y León in recognition of its adoption of company policies aimed at implementing measures, improving processes and applying good practices in terms of equal opportunities between women and men, work-life balance and the elimination of the gender pay gap.
The meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility and how we work on it every day.