Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels has a long-standing commitment to sustainable development, notably through the installation of wastewater treatment plants, as well as systems and technologies for improving energy efficiency and reducing CO₂ emissions.
Recognizing that the activities of our hotels have the potential for negative impacts on the environment and community if not properly managed, we make every effort to apply best practice in environmental and social sustainability. We also encourage our artisans of hospitality to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability to all key stakeholders including guests, suppliers and contractors.
Our Group has embarked, since 2015, on the benchmarking process towards achieving accreditation from EarthCheck – the first global programme of environmental and social certification developed specifically for the tourism industry – for all our hotel properties in Mauritius. To date, all our properties and Beachcomber House, the Group’s Head Office, have achieved the EarthCheck Benchmarked Silver status.
Founded in Australia in 1987, the EarthCheck certification covers the following areas: the implementation of a sustainable development policy, consumption of water, paper and energy, waste management, the use of pesticides, the use of maintenance and hygiene products as well as involvement with local communities.
Prior to achieving the certification, an organisation undergoes an initial consulting stage to define and review its environmental policy. Areas for improvement are identified following an assessment and it’s only after this phase that the organisation may avail itself of the EarthCheck Benchmarked Bronze certification. In a second phase, an on-site audit is conducted before being granted the EarthCheck Silver certification. The EarthCheck Gold status comes after five years of continuous Silver accreditation and the Platinum certification marks 10 years of sustainable tourism.