Four resorts managed by Sun Resorts have been recognised for their commitment to sustainability by global tourism advisory firm EarthCheck.
Properties in the portfolio that have achieved Silver Certification include:
This is the first time in Mauritius that all resorts of a hotel group are distinguished with the Silver Certification.
With a commitment to help local communities in sharing the wealth of natural resources around them whilst building resilience to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters and resource conflicts, Sun Resorts is known for their multi-stakeholder approach to sustainable tourism.
Mr. Stewart Moore, EarthCheck CEO and founder said the group’s achievement represented an outstanding commitment to the environment.
“We are proud to recognise Sun Resorts as one of our leading partners, and an outstanding example of what can be achieved when an organisation identifies sustainability as part of their essential business operations,” Mr Moore said.
EarthCheck Certified is built upon the belief that effective scientific benchmarking puts rigour and transparency into business processes, benefitting all stakeholders in the long term. According to the programme’s protocols, members must achieve Silver for five (5) consecutive years before seeking Gold Status.
David Anderson CEO of Sun Resorts said “Recognition through EarthCheck Certified is a key factor in our SUNCARE sustainability program. Our resorts have demonstrated impressive teamwork and applied a number of thoughtful initiatives in order to achieve Silver-level status. Year by year we are becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. I hope that our actions and achievements may continue to inspire our staff and guests to pursue sustainable and responsible business practices.”
“EarthCheck Certified is by far the tourism industry’s most scientifically rigorous benchmarking program, backed up by independent audits of operational performance, and our members cannot achieve Certification without doing the hard yards,” continued Mr Moore. “Sun Resorts is encouraging its neighbors, peers and guests to consider their social and environmental impacts that may, inevitably, provide ec