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Environmental responsibility

Our 52 commitments

We believe in the protection of our planet and strive to reduce our carbon footprint through our 52 Commitments. Designed to help us achieve the best sustainability practices, our 52 Commitments detail the measures we have put in place across our hotels to contribute to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable planet.

  • We use nearly 100% of recycled wastewater for irrigation purposes.
  • We privilege landscaping designs in our gardens favouring endemic plants, sand and rock to reduce irrigation needs.
  • We work on alternatives for the provision of potable water, with desalination plants available at our properties at Le Morne Peninsula and Trou aux Biches.
  • We favour rainwater harvesting systems diverting rainfall water into storage tanks.
  • We perform regular pool water quality monitoring and have automated control systems in place to help reduce the number and period of backwash required and hence volume of water.
  • We reduce water wastage by making use of automatic sensor faucets in all our Artisan zones.
  • We have installed aerators on taps and water saving showerheads as well as dual flush toilets in all Guest rooms and public areas.
  • We have in place a “Linen Change Card Policy”, made by Beautiful LocalHands, encouraging Guests to keep their bed sheets & towels if not dirty.


  • We promote the use of renewable energy through the installation of Photovoltaic panels on the roofs of our hotels, contributing to up to 20% savings – currently 3090 panels already installed.
  • We use variable speed drives on energy-intensive appliances helping us save up to 40% on energy usage of aforesaid equipment.
  • We emphasise on solar water heaters combined with high temperature recovery on chillers to further reduce usage of fossil fuels.
  • We control the energy consumption of our kitchens by making use of electric load management and centralised cold room systems.
  • We favour natural lighting and use thermal insulation products on our roofs to help reduce irradiation effect and achieve some 5°C cooling.
  • We optimise energy consumption by making use of Room Energy Management systems, such as motion detection and door switches, as well as timers for outdoor lighting.
  • We have energy-saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) products for lighting purpose and have introduced the use of solar lighting.


  • We segregate and recycle nearly 40% of our waste, including plastic, cardboard & paper, cans, Nespresso capsules, candles, cooking oil, electronic waste and organics.
  • We make use of tri-bin separation system within our public areas to involve both Guests and Artisans in the sorting process.
  • We work towards the elimination of single-use plastic with the objective of zero single-use plastic by end 2021. We have installed in-house water bottling plants in all our hotels.
  • We have partnered with FoodWise to distribute surplus of food produced to nearby communities.
  • We work with farmers within our region for the recycling of organic waste.
  • We upcycle our old bed linens into laundry bags through the craftsmanship of Beautiful LocalHands.


  • We nurture nature by encouraging plantation of endemic trees in our gardens.
  • We have our own beehives with home-made produced “Honey from our Gardens” served to Guests.
  • We minimize usage of hazardous substances, privileging the use of seawater and sea salt to control weeds on our grass.
  • We are committed to a holistic coastal rehabilitation project involving the community at Trou aux Biches to restore and protect shoreline from damage and erosion.
  • We organise regular clean-up campaigns with participation of Guests, Artisans and other stakeholders.
  • We assist and fund various NGOs who are dedicated to community development projects in villages around our hotels, through our Fondation Espoir Developpement (FED).
  • We empower Mauritian craftsmanship through our Beautiful LocalHands organisation.
  • We promote employability of some 300 youths from vulnerable backgrounds in our hotels every year through our Youth Employability Project (PEJ) and some 3 500 young people have benefitted from this programme since its launch in 2001.
  • We partner with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to help expand the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth-focused programme in Mauritius.
  • We maximize local employment with majority of our Artisans living within a 10km radius of our hotels.
  • We organise awareness sessions to main stakeholders working within our premises, including Beach hawkers and Taxi drivers.
  • We work towards the inclusion of small local producers in our food production process.
  • We inform all our suppliers about our “Environmental and Social Policy” and select them based on their responsible commitment.
  • We favour the purchase of Made in Moris products to support and encourage local entrepreneurship.
  • We only purchase refrigeration equipment which are Ozone-friendly.
  • We consider low energy-consumption appliances for all new purchases.
  • We favour eco-friendly products: cleaning products / bathroom amenities / FSC certified paper…
  • We contribute to Reef Conservation through the sale of specifically designed bathing suits.
  • We have in place a Green Team Committee within each of our hotels and Head Office to monitor, develop and continually improve on our sustainable commitments with a defined “Sustainable Action Plan”.
  • We mentor new recruits on sustainable development concept as part of our Onboarding program and encourage all Artisans to follow our Earthcheck Awareness training course.
  • We provide training to our Boathouse Artisans on Biodiversity and Marine life through Reef Conservation organisation.
  • We sustain eco-responsible awareness and practices amongst our Artisans by making use of posters, stickers, corporate videos amongst others.
  • We engage our Artisans in our environmental initiatives through participation in specific events in line with World Water Day, World Environment Day and Earth Day amongst others.
  • We keep our Guests informed about "Our 52 Commitments to Sustainability" through different communication tools.
  • We encourage Guests to contribute to our “Top FED Programme” through a symbolic amount added to their bill.
  • We propose to our junior Guests a “Be Eco-Friendly” Signature Activity as part of our Kids Club program as well as participation to our “Beautiful Neighbours” ritual.
  • We share local culture with Guests through the “Beautiful Story” ritual and “Wild Island” and “Tropical India” Signature Shows.
  • We demonstrate eco-responsible approach towards Guests during snorkelling trips and promote non-motorised water sports activities like paddle yoga within some of our hotels.
  • We promote the sale of products from Beautiful LocalHands in our shops.
  • We engage Guests to participate in our environmental initiatives.

Our key achievements

As a Mauritian company, and pioneer of the hospitality industry in Mauritius, we are aware of the gift nature has given us; to live in one of the most beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean.

For more than 25 years, we have made it our mission to preserve and develop the environment, and the communities, in which Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels are found.

Concerning the environment, our main focus areas are energy, water, waste management, and biodiversity. On the social level, we support integration in the socio-economic mainstream of vulnerable groups (young people, craftworkers) and community development in the areas surrounding our hotels and Head Office.

At Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, we have a long-standing commitment to sustainable development.

We recognize that our hotels may have a negative impact on the environment, and the communities in which they are found. We consider it our responsibility to limit this impact to the best we can.

That is why we are proud to announce that since 2015, all our properties, including our Group’s Head Office, the Beachcomber House, have achieved the EarthCheck Benchmarked Silver Status.

About EarthCheck

Founded in Australia in 1987, EarthCheck is a scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group dedicated to the travel and tourism industry. The EarthCheck certification assesses the following criteria:

  • The implementation of a sustainable development policy, consumption of water, paper and energy, as well as waste management.
  • Responsible use of pesticides.
  • Proper use of maintenance and hygiene products.
  • Involvement with local communities.

EarthCheck’s mission is to help businesses, communities, and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous, and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work, and play. For more information about the organisation, please visit their website here.

Our Commitment in Practice

As part of our long-standing commitment to sustainable development, we strive to apply best practices in environmental and social sustainability. Our contribution towards a greener tomorrow includes the following:

  • The installation of wastewater treatment plants.
  • The implementation of better systems and technologies to improve our energy efficiency and reduce CO₂ emissions.
  • Numerous CSR projects through which we help and give back to communities where our hotels are found.

In addition to this, we encourage our Artisans of hospitality to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability to all key stakeholders, including guests, suppliers, and contractors.

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We, Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, being a Mauritian company and pioneer of the hospitality industry, are aware and conscious that reducing our environmental impact where we operate is critical for the sustainable development of Mauritian tourism.

We have, therefore, committed ourselves in assessing, measuring and controlling our activities so as to comply fully with applicable environmental laws and regulations together with industry best practices. And to support our commitment, we have implemented an Environmental & Social Policy.

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The Bee Sustainable initiative proves that sustainability and hospitality go hand in hand. Part of our “52 commitments to our Planet”, Bee Sustainable is a project which sees beehives installed in hotels across the Group. The aim is to contribute to the conservation of bees and provide our guests with quality honey straight from our gardens.

Why Bee Sustainable?

Bees are vital to our ecosystem. Unfortunately, due to industrial agriculture and global warming, their numbers are now in fast decline. Bee Sustainable aims to contribute to their preservation by providing a habitat for bees, and by spreading awareness of their importance for a viable ecosystem. Our objective for the project is to have 12 fully functioning beehives across Le Morne Peninsula.

The project is part of our Group’s Sustainable Engagement Policy and was implemented by local beekeeping enthusiasts Etienne de Senneville (Bee Works). First launched in the gardens of the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury and gradually implemented across all hotels of the Group, our beehives produce an average of 12 kg of honey each year, most of which can be found on the breakfast tables across our hotels.

Food waste has long been a problem in the hospitality industry. The NGO Foodwise tackles the issue by redistributing leftover food from hotels, supermarkets and restaurants to vulnerable youth in selected schools across the island and other NGOs.

In-line with our social commitment to the community, we are proud to partner with Foodwise to offer children from RCA Case Noyale Government School, and Résidence Mère Teresa ( with the approval of their parents) a balanced meal two nights per week.

For more information about Foodwise and their work, visit their Facebook page at the following link.

The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa: An Analysis of one-month of implementation at Le Superbe Kitchen & Restaurant

Reducing food loss and waste is crucial, as it contributes to the realisation of broader improvements to agri-food systems toward achieving food security, food safety, improving food quality and delivering on nutritional outcomes. Reducing food loss and waste also contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as pressure on land and water resources.

Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa is committed, through its EarthCheck Silver certification, to continuously improve its environmental and social impact. As part of this endeavour, the management of the hotel recognises the impact of food waste on society and the environment, and hence engages to manage this waste responsibly.

Victoria Beachcomber commits to create a food waste conscious environment within its food operations. The main kitchen and restaurant, Le Superbe, is therefore embarking on a journey to cut on food waste, reduce unnecessary costs and negative environmental impacts, and reach the international certification and benchmarking standard, The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.

This certification is a practical and scalable answer to the widely underestimated and consequential issue of food waste. In line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12, and 13 and designed on first-hand knowledge from F&B sustainability experts and academics, it helps restaurants to drastically reduce food waste, cut on cost, boost their image, and foster collaboration with complimentary food waste solution providers.

The Singapore-based third-party audited certification and benchmarking system is articulated around 7 key pillars that include Process Documentation, Employees Commitment, Food Waste Monitoring System, Food Handling Before Preparation, Food Preparation and Offering, Customer Engagement, and Post Consumer. The angle is for food operations to aim for zero food waste to landfill.

A dedicated team, called the Food Lovers Committee has been set up at Victoria Beachcomber. The committee members have received technical training to implement an advanced food waste monitoring system in the main kitchen and restaurant, using LightBlue’s FIT technology. They were also trained on The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste certification, through a holistic approach involving 95 criteria categorised under the 7 pillars.

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