As we understand the responsibility we have to promote the
environmental change, Grupo Vidanta seeks to act on behalf of the
environment in every opportunity.
We realize the important impact our daily actions have on the
conservation of the environment, which is our great commitment.
We have the obligation to give back to Mother Nature. And in
order for our future generation to enjoy what we have enjoyed, we
need to be socially responsible.
Grupo Vidanta continues investing on
sustainable projects, same projects that will have the certainty
that responsible measures will be carried out on a regular basis in
the near future. This will lead the way to work with high
quality systems that will be performed according to the principles
set by EarthCheck.
Encouraging other companies to get
involved regarding environmental solutions and the conservation of
the world is our most sincere wish.
Eric Du Baële, Director of
Hotel Operations, Grupo Vidanta
Sandals Resorts International
partnered with EarthCheck in our search for the most
technologically advanced, yet practical and realistic standard
focusing on sustainable development for travel and tourism. We
found the expertise and knowledge-base to be excellent with
guidance from an accessible, technologically driven tool, as well
as from the third-party assessments, which are routinely conducted
for our hotels.
As the leading All-Inclusives in the Caribbean, championing the
charge of sustainability within tourism operations and communities,
we were happy to have EarthCheck as the engine behind our
EarthCheck's sustainability tools have helped our hotel group to
develop scientifically proven and critically defendable systems
towards environmental preservation and conservation across our
operations. We have seen the reduction in waste, energy and
water, and increased employee awareness by meeting the criteria set
forth in the EarthCheck Company Standards.
Taking the above into account, we are able to use these tools in
planning the direction for our entire group.
Wayne Cummings, Sandals Resorts
We feel that
EarthCheck is the most stringent and relevant benchmarking tool for
us to first measure our performance then systematically take
actions for improvement. The robust system and the strength
of the underlying research and approach from the STCRC have given
us the confidence to entrust EarthCheck to provide us with accurate
measures and benchmark intelligence.
Michael Kwee, Banyan Tree Global
challenge facing all communities is to learn to live more
sustainably… The EarthCheck for Schools Program helped benchmark
our city in terms of energy, water and waste. This information can
now become a guide to household behaviour, which will help all
levels of Government to improve their environmental-education
Ron Clarke, Mayor, Gold Coast City Council,
The EarthCheck Building Planning &
Design Standard was like having a peer review that helps to ensure
best practice is achieved. Submitting to third party scrutiny and
accreditation has been beneficial to our credibility with
stakeholders and local authorities.
Arjan De Boer, Alila Hotels and Resorts
In 2001, the Kaikoura District
Council started implementing the EarthCheck Sustainable Communities
Program with EC3 Global, as an umbrella to Kaikoura's sustainable
initiatives. Since then, we have reduced our waste sent to landfill
by over 50% (1,000 tonnes); extending the life of our landfill by
10 years! We are well underway to achieving our goal of Zero Waste
Stuart Grant, Kaikoura District
Council, New Zealand
EarthCheck Science we have saved an average reduction of water use
of 15.3litresper guest per night; that's equivalent to 25.4 Olympic
swimming pools. Over two years participating hotels have saved the
equivalent of 45 Olympic swimming pools.
Alex Fearnside, City of