In an important milestone, Bougainvillea Beach Resort has achieved EarthCheck Certified Platinum status, through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.
This EarthCheck Certified Platinum status is a direct reflection of Bougainvillea Beach Resort’s commitment and dedication to having an energy efficient and green resort over the past 12 years.
Dawn Kirton, Operations Manager of Bougainvillea Beach Resort, said, “Our team at Bougainvillea Beach Resort is passionate about our mandate to maintain the property as an earth friendly and green resort. Therefore, we are consistently looking for ways to save energy, preserve our water resources and protect our air quality.”
She cited the resort’s use of organic cleaning solutions, proactive checks on burst pipes and dripping taps, and switching off lights when rooms are not in use, as some of the many examples of initiatives implemented and maintained at the resort by all staff members.
“I must applaud each staff member for their commitment and contribution, which has resulted in this us winning this coveted award,” Kirton added.
Tourism is a $1.4 trillion industry which directly affects the destinations its operators are within. The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations need to be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating this change.
Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck, said that Bougainvillea Beach Resort has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.
Moore said, “I would like to congratulate the whole team at Bougainvillea Beach Resort on their achievement. Bougainvillea Beach Resort is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
By working with EarthCheck, Bougainvillea Beach Resort has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
Source: Barbados Advocate