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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.