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Green Suppliers

  • We have 77% of overall suppliers in Trentino (products and services), of which 35% are within a 20km radius and 42% are over 20km; 2% are medium distance; 21% are long distance.
  • We have started a process to select suppliers even more carefully, taking into account both product and management system environmental certifications and their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies.
  • For breakfast, 87.5% of our suppliers are from Trentino.
  • Of these, over 62.5% are local, within a radius of 20 km. One 25% are beyond 20 km, while two suppliers are from the Veneto region (Treviso and Vicenza provinces).


  • The available jams are from the Trentino company ‘Cà dei Baghi’ in Bosentino (94 km away), which produces jams in ‘vacuum’, maintaining the properties of the fruit, and using sugar based on the sweetness of the fruit.
  • The honey is organic and comes from the Trentino agricultural company Kit Som (16 km away) in Moena.
  • The hazelnut cream comes from Veneto and is organic, without palm oil (Rigoni di Asiago).
  • The cold cuts we serve at breakfast, are sourced exclusively from the family butcher’s shop (Macelleria Valentini) in Alba di Canazei.
  • Bread is baked in Canazei (Panificio Boninsegna).
  • We have some vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free products. However, to best satisfy every guest, we suggest that you request at the time of booking, regardless of your dietary preferences, specific needs such as intolerances or allergies, or diets derived from different religious beliefs, environmental ethics or particular fitness requirements. We will be happy to make the best arrangements for you.

Water – water saving

  • We take measures to minimise water consumption and prevent water contamination.
  • We have installed flow reducers in the rooms (8lt/6lt), both for taps and showers, ensuring optimal water flow at all times.
  • We have double toilet flush buttons (one smaller and one larger)
  • The water supply in the municipality of Canazei is through the aqueduct.
  • There is a wastewater treatment system.
  • We are connected to the sewage system and the first purification treatment facility is in Campitello (3 km from us).
  • For towel changes in the bathrooms, we have a notification system inviting guests to indicate when they prefer towels to be changed. E.g. if they are to be reused, we invite you to kindly leave them hanging and if they need changing, we invite you to kindly place them on the sink and not throw them on the floor.
  • Bed linen is changed mid-week for those staying at least 7 nights. For shorter periods, the change is only done at the end of the stay.


  • We promote the consumption of tap water, which comes from our mountain springs, unadulterated, safe and drinkable.
  • In the breakfast room, we have a drinking fountain where guests can fill their water bottles free of charge.
  • We point out to guests where to fill them up during excursions in the town and the local area.
  • We encourage guests to bring their own water bottles from home to discover our area more responsibly, or they can find them on sale from us. We chose thermal ones because they keep water cool for many hours, especially during the summer months.
  • We have totally eliminated the use and sale of plastic bottles.
  • In the breakfast room, we have almost completely eliminated the use of plastic products, except for some gluten-free packaged products, to avoid the risk of contamination for guests with celiac disease.
  • For our jams, produced in Trentino, we use reusable glass jars.
  • Locally produced honey (16km) is served in a glass jar with a spoon because its density does not support the use of dispensers.
  • In the rooms, there are no plastic cups: we put cups next to the kettles.
  • In the bathrooms, we have replaced disposable plastic cups with polycarbonate ones (not to be used for tea) that are washable and reusable.

Waste and Recycling

  • We carry out a strict differentiated waste collection of organic, plastic and aluminium, paper and glass.
  • We take this waste three times a week to the nearest recycling depot (500 metres away).
  • We have also started to measure our waste consumption: for plastic, we estimated a production of 4.5kg per month in summer 2023 (3 bags of 1.5kg in July and August).
  • For paper and glass, we will start in 2024 with a more accurate measurement plan.
  • In our territory, we pay lots of attention to a proper differentiated waste collection, and in Canazei, there are several recycling depots, with bins open to the public and others based on weight with a chip-card reader.
  • We also inform and invite guests to behave responsibly: we ask them not to leave their rubbish in the huts or along the trails, but to carry it with them to then throw it away either at our facility or at one of the many recycling depots, so as not to economically impact local businesses.
  • We use the coffee grounds as fertiliser for the plants or we throw them in the organic waste bin (especially in winter).
  • The water we use for washing vegetables we then reuse for watering plants.

Cleaning products

  • For cleaning products, more than 50 per cent are sustainable and certified. We want to improve in this area too, so we train and raise awareness among the floor attendants who help us clean the entire facility.

Bioarchitecture & Furnishing / Energy & Climate

  • The hotel is the classic structure typical of Trentino Alto Adige.
  • We live on historic family land: the house dates back to 1965, and since 1973 it has been a guesthouse, so it has been in business for  50 years!
  • The 1st renovation was in 2006: the 3rd floor is all in Trentino-Tyrolean style. Since then, we have been taking various environmental factors into account, ensuring that we respect the surrounding natural and cultural context in which we are located as much as possible, choosing materials and solutions that are increasingly sustainable and locally appropriate.
  • For energy consumption, we have embarked on a path where we will measure even more our energy consumption.
  • We use energy from 100% renewable sources, thanks to the energy supplier Dolomiti Energia.
  • All rooms are equipped with domotics: when the guest leaves the room, both heating and electricity are automatically switched off. The guest has a red socket where they can leave their electronic items (mobile phone, powerbank, laptop, iPad, etc.) for charging.
  • There are sensors on the windows: if they are left open, the heating is automatically switched off.
  • The building is insulated with 10 cm thick coatings to keep warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • As the building is well insulated, there is no air conditioning system.
  • There is no air conditioning/cooling or heating system on the terrace either.
  • On the roof of the facility, there are photovoltaic panels that produce 14 KWh. In winter, due to the snow and the angle of the sun, no energy is produced by photovoltaics.
  • All lights are LED or low-energy.
  • In the hallway, there are passage sensors: the lights switch on when passing by and stay on for 20 seconds.

Pollution and noise

  • The windows facing outside are double-glazed to provide soundproofing.
  • We ask guests not to wear hard-soled shoes and to refrain from making any loud noises after 9 p.m.
  • Outside lights are only at perimeter level and are automated with a twilight sensor (they come on when it gets dark); the perimeter lights then go out at 1 a.m., and only the light above the entrance door remains on.
  • Inside the rooms, in addition to the shutters, there are also two types of blinds, to avoid light pollution from outside and thus facilitate the quality of sleep.
  • As far as paints are concerned, water-based paints are used to paint the walls.
  • The use of pesticides is kept to a minimum: we treat the plants and their diseases/bacteria/pests using natural methods. Only in the case of mealybugs, a particularly invasive insect that is difficult to eliminate naturally, do we use pesticides.
  • We own a 100% electric car, which is not made available to guests but is used by our family for shopping and other errands related to guest services.
Green Philosophy El Sangon

Promotion of the territory

  • We send a link via SMS to download the Mio Trentino app and independently activate the Guest Card, which also gives the opportunity to take advantage of discounts linked to different experiences around the area, taking into account the traveller’s preferences and interests.
  • The app also allows guests to discover and plan their visits and activities at the destination in advance.
  • We inform and advise guests on the different experiences they can enjoy in the area: outdoor activities (trekking, enduro – downhill -, paragliding, skiing, etc.); mountain excursions according to the different seasons; cultural visits and events (also related to traditions); sporting events; food and wine events; restaurants with typical cuisine; spa & wellness activities.
  • We also encourage visits to those shops selling typical local products (both food and wine and handicrafts), and related to woodworking.
  • As far as mountain excursions are concerned, we support and contribute in our own small way to the conservation of biodiversity, first and foremost by following guidelines for the management and promotion of visits to natural sites, to reduce negative impacts and enhance guest satisfaction.
  • We inform guests on the most appropriate behaviour to adopt, in full respect not only for nature and wildlife but also for the local people who run the various activities (e.g. shelters).
  • We give indications regarding the most suitable clothing to wear, depending on the different activities to be practised and the different seasons, so that the various experiences can be lived in full safety and without running into unpleasant situations which could be avoided.
  • As far as wildlife is concerned, we provide guidance on how to behave in the event of sightings of marmots or cubs in general (hares/goats/deer etc.).
  • Through Maurizio (Aline’s husband) we participate in wildlife conservation activities, as he is a registered and licensed hunter (controlled hunting).
  • We are committed to protecting, preserving, enhancing and discovering our cultural heritage, consisting of local sites and traditions of historical, archaeological, cultural and spiritual significance.
  • Promoting the Dolomites (Unesco Heritage), we provide information on good practices to adopt when visiting culturally or historically sensitive sites.
  • We invite guests to participate in traditional festivals (e.g. Festa da d’Istà) where they can get to know the local community better and understand its customs and traditions in depth.
  • El Sangon reflects Tyrolean traditions both in the décor and in breakfast with some typical local products.
  • In summer, we serve breakfast wearing traditional clothes.
  • We are proud to have reached the 3rd generation who live and promote the area spontaneously, as ambassadors.
  • At home and with local people, we speak the Ladin language (not a dialect) and pass it on from generation to generation.

Sustainable Transport

  • We promote the use of the Val di Fassa Guest Card, thanks to which guests can reach us and move around our territory free of charge by public transport, for the entire duration of their stay. In this way, people can forget about their cars without having to worry about traffic or parking, which also contributes to a significant reduction in pollution.


  • The facility has some accessibility features but, before booking, we ask guests to advise us of any mobility or other difficulties, so that we can tell exactly whether we can meet all expectations and needs. If we cannot meet this need, we do our best to provide information on possible alternatives in the area. Although the facility was built several years ago and renovated in 2006, it is our goal to improve in this area and as far as we can, we want to make holidays more accessible for everyone.

Social Welfare & Contribution to the Local Community

  • By informing our guests on how to preserve biodiversity and cultural sites, we help to ensure that the local community treats both our guests and visitors in the best possible way, thus reducing the negative impact that hostile and confrontational behaviour on both sides would have on the economy of our area.
  • We have started a collaboration with the Cooperativa Sociale Agricola Terre Altre, which provides employment and support to people with vulnerabilities. From them, we buy personal hygiene products, prepared with wild and cultivated herbs, harvested and semi-processed by them, in the Valle di Fiemme (50km from us).


  • Within the facility, the main safety measures are ensured, complying with current health and safety laws.
  • As the area is considered a safe place, no external cameras have been installed.
  • There is a smoke detector inside the rooms and in the breakfast room.
  • In each room, there is a security safe for storing documents and valuables.
  • In the kitchen, there is a temperature sensor.
  • In the basement, we have a room used for storing ski equipment with heated and dried lockers for skis and boots. Each room is assigned a locker with its own security code.

Fair working conditions

  • We are a family-run business and have respect for all employees.
  • Taking care of the facility and the guests are mainly Aline and her daughter Laura, who is employed on a fixed-term contract (according to national regulations).
  • There is a floor attendant to help, who is also employed on a fixed-term contract.
  • There is an all-around focus on well-being: Aline and Laura coordinate and help each other to live a better quality of life, both at work and in private, and have also embarked on a path of personal as well as professional growth.

Communication and marketing

  • We have created a ‘Sustainability Report’ in which we detail the areas we are working on to obtain and maintain the Green Destinations certification for businesses.
  • As far as communication in the hotel, the website and online side have only just begun and will be a continuous work in progress. We ask you to follow us on social media and feel free to give us your input by constructively making suggestions.
  • In the bathroom, we have put up a sign with innovative communication to raise awareness and encourage guests to use towels more responsibly.
  • We created a Food Map for the breakfast room.