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Constance Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius Seychelles and Maldives Islands certified Green Globe

Constance Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius Seychelles and Maldives Islands certified Green Globe

According to the Standard Criteria and Indicators of Green Globe, Constance Hotels & Resorts came out with the following results: Constance Le Prince Maurice (Mauritius) 80 %; Constance Belle Mare Plage (Mauritius) 85 %; Constance Lemuria (Seychelles) 82 %; Constance Ephelia (Seychelles) 87 %; Constance Moofushi (Maldives) 84 %; et Constance Halaveli (Maldives) 84 %. (Image:Company)

Rewarding environmentally responsible hotels, this is the mission of the ‘Green Globe Certification’, which was officially granted to six establishments of Constance Hotels and Resorts.

The certification was handed yesterday January 15, 2015 during a ceremony at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Belle-Mare.

Among the attendees were representatives of Green Globe; the Chief Executive Officer of Constance Hotels and Resorts, Jean Jacques Vallet; the General Managers of Constance Belle Mare Plage and Prince Maurice and members of their teams.

According to the Standard Criteria and Indicators of Green Globe, Constance Hotels & Resorts came out with the following results: Constance Le Prince Maurice (Mauritius) 80 %; Constance Belle Mare Plage (Mauritius) 85 %; Constance Lemuria (Seychelles) 82 %; Constance Ephelia (Seychelles) 87 %; Constance Moofushi (Maldives) 84 %; et Constance Halaveli (Maldives) 84 %.

This certification has rewarded the work started since last year by the Constance Hotels & Resorts, in particular the new measures to make the hotels more eco-friendly.

“We are very happy that our six hotels in the Indian Ocean are certified from now by Green Globe,” said Chief Executive Officer of Constance Hotels and Resorts, Jean Jacques Vallet.

“We have undertaken the necessary measures to ensure environmental protection as far as possible in every countries where we are present. We are aware of environmental problems and we accept our environmental responsibilities,” he said.

He further added that the Constance hotels are striving to align to our priorities from the well-being of our customers to meeting the requirements of the environmental legislation with the standards and the observation of best practices.

Collective actions undertaken by these hotels to protect the nature are numerous, and sometimes even innovative, in particular the preservation of nesting sites of marine tortoises, the rehabilitation of new coral reefs, or even more, tree planting on banks.

The various measures have been deployed in collaboration with our customers, members of the local communities and international scientists.

The management of the environmental footprint of each property is also a major concern. Hence, all the properties are very rigorous on the management of their waste as well as the recycling of materials such as plastic and aluminum.

The responsible use of drinking water is also essential and has urged the group to look for innovative solutions, for example the replacement of the lawn on the golf course by a new variety which can be irrigated with sea water.

On its side, the Chief Executive Officer of Green Globe, Guido Bauer, has outlined the great performance of each establishment of Constance.

“Obtaining a score of 80% for a first year of certification is remarkable and this can only be obtained with a strict observation and commitment to the principles and the practices of environmental durability,” Guido Bauer said.

“That 6 of the Constance hotels are certified at this level shows the dedication and the cooperation of the management and the staff to bring quality service and support not only to the local environment and the communities but also offers the best service regarding hospitality for all the customers,” he further added.

About Green Globe Certification:

The Green Globe certification is a program which ranks the performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners.

Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements leading to certification of their enterprises’ sustainable operations and management.

The Green Globe Standard includes 44 mandatory core criteria supported by over 380 compliance indicators.

Furthermore, the applicable indicators vary by type of certification, geographical area as well as local factors. The entire Green Globe Standard is reviewed and updated twice per calendar year.

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