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At the beginning of 2009, we knew that together with Rainforest Alliance, and with our will to do the right thing, we would start a never-ending path to sustainability. As years passed by, sustainable practices became a part of our day to day activities and we adopted them as our philosophy.

As a result, in 2010 we obtained the Rainforest Alliance verification, in 2011, we joined Ecoluxury and in 2012 we were recognized by Tribes, a tour operator, with 3 globe ratings.

Sumaq has adopted measures in 3 major aspects – social, environmental and economic. The first one is our main binomial, our staff and the guests who are involved in the actions aimed at protecting our natural resources, water, electricity, and the protection of the flora and fauna of the Machu Picchu sanctuary.

In the economic aspect, we generate green employment and create alliances with local providers through organizations. In the case of Green Employment, in Sumaq over 70% of our collaborators are from the area; and our team is motivated and trained to attain its goals.

On the other hand, one of our recent actions that make us proud are our alliances with social organizations such as Alianza Cocinero – which mission is to promote a responsible commercial alliance between hotel businesses and producers from the Andean regions of Cusco. The Clinton Foundation is a cluster that brings providers and tourism agencies from Cusco together. And finally, the NGO Acción Contra el Hambre (Action against Hunger) with its annual campaigns “Restaurants against malnutrition”.

  • 2013 – Annual average water saving 1.7 m3 per guest
  • 2014- Annual average water saving 1.7 m3 per guest
  • 2013- Annual average consumption 25 Kw per guest.
  • 2014 Annual average consumption 25 Kw per guest.
  • Oil
  • 2013 – Oil use per guest on a yearly basis 0.6 gallons.
  • 2014 – Oil use per guest on a yearly basis 0.7 gallons.
At Sumaq, our sustainable practices are based on 3 fundamental themes:

  • We provide continuous support to neighboring communities in the form of educational materials, cultural events, etc.
  • We actively participate in events held by communities near Aguas Calientes.
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Economic Activities
  • For the purpose of improving the way the company is managed, we have implemented sustainable policies and planning of their execution based on the laws and regulations in force.
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  • We involve our travelers in our activities that preserve local traditions such as the Andean Wedding and the Payment to the Earth Ritual.
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The Sumaq Philosophy
Sustainable practices at Sumaq were implemented as a family and staff initiative and included in our organizational mission statement. From the start, we have kept our ethical and moral commitment to our stakeholders.

We are a team committed to providing unique experiences to our customers through personalized service, a creative cuisine in an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere that practices sustainable tourism activities.

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel © 2015