Coco Palm Bodu Hithi undertakes benchmarking of environmental performance

Maldives Promotion House – In an important milestone, EarthCheck; the travel and tourism industry’s leading environmental management, benchmarking and Certification Company has recognized the environmental performance of Coco Palm Bodu Hithi.

EarthCheck operates the world’s most scientifically rigorous benchmarking program and measures key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment to provide a holistic picture of operational performance. Benchmarking involves submitting a year’s worth of operational data to EarthCheck, and this is in turn compared with industry data collected from more than 1200 organizations in over 65 countries. By taking such a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of our sustainability practices, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi has been able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the world’s leading benchmarking and certification program for sustainable tourism practices. Our commitment to environmental values and minimizing our footprint on the environment is an integral part of our ethos, and with this endorsement by EarthCheck we will continue to strengthen our efforts to preserve the environment for the future generations.” stated Socrates Alvaro, General Manager of Coco Palm Bodu Hithi.

In addition to having a comprehensive Sustainability policy, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi rated at or above Best Practice levels for Water Savings Rating, Waste Sent to Landfill, Waster Recycling Rating, Community Commitment, Paper Product Rating, Cleaning Products Rating and Pesticide Products Rating.

For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck’s benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-byproject level.

“I am delighted that Coco Palm Bodu Hithi have Benchmarked their operations,” stated Stewart Moore, EarthCheck CEO. “They have recognized the need to be responsible for the impacts of their operations and transparent in their environmental statements.”

By undertaking benchmarking with EarthCheck, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi has joined other industry leaders who have demonstrated a willingness to take meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the captivating Coco Palm Bodu Hithi is located just 40 minutes by speedboat from the capital Malé. Oozing barefoot, luxury chic with traditionally Maldivian flashes, the resort is situated on a stunning, lush private island where sandy paths snake between the mangroves and coconut palms along with over-water wooden walkways to connect all the resort’s fabulous offerings. There are just 100 ultra-hip villas, a diverse selection of contemporary restaurants and bars, a totally indulgent Coco Spa, first-class land and watersport facilities as well as a portfolio of memorable ‘Uniquely Coco’ experiences.

EarthCheck is one of the world’s largest certifiers of sustainable travel and tourism operators; with more than 1,200 clients in over 65 countries. EarthCheck certification complies with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 14064 range of standards for greenhouse gas accounting.

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