Jumeirah Vittaveli re-certified by Green Globe
The Maldives resort achieved an 85% compliance score, higher than its 80% score from last year when it was first certified for sustainable tourism
The Jumeirah Vittaveli resort in Maldives announced it has been awarded Green Globe certifications for sustainable tourism.
The resort, in operation since 2011, is owned by the UAE luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, part of Dubai Holding.
Jumeirah Vittaveli achieved a compliance score of 85%, higher than its 80% score from last year when it was first certified.
Green Globe is a certification system for sustainable tourism, with membership reserved for companies and organisations that are making positive contributions to environmentally friendly operations.
Sustainable operations implemented by the resort's management include a programme to remove 'ghost nets', often left or lost by fishermen, that are harmful for marine life.
The resort also features a mineral enrichment water bottling plant that converts seawater into drinking water by reverse osmosis, which is available still or sparkling in reusable glass bottles.
All water at the resort is heated by heat recovery from generator operations.
Electric buggies are offered to transport guests around the island and bicycles are available to explore the resort.
Remarking on the development, Amit Majumder, general manager of the resort, said: "Jumeirah Vittaveli is not just a resort, it is home to our guests, colleagues, and also the flora and fauna of the island and surrounding seas.
"We are extremely honoured to have achieved Green Globe Certification for a second year, and are proud to say that our efforts have made a positive impact on the environment.
"We aim to increase our compliance score and achieve the next level of recognition – to become a Green Globe Gold Member – by the year 2020, and our team is fully committed to implement any measures necessary to achieve this goal."