JOALI Maldives has achieved Silver Certification from EarthCheck, a renowned advisory group that specialises in sustainability for the travel and tourism industry.
“We ingrain social and environmental responsibility in our organisational culture and all that we do,” Enver Arslan, General Manager of JOALI Maldives, commented. “With this achievement, we have joined industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards creating a sustainable future.”
Since opening in 2018 as the country’s first and only “art-immersive island resort,” JOALI Maldives has established itself as an environment-friendly property with an organic Chef’s Garden that grows vegetables and herbs; recycling facilities for packaging, cans, glass, and paper waste; a desalinating and bottling plant to produce its own drinking water in glass bottles; and a reef restoration programme that transplants tiny corals.
Eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics are provided to guests and all amenities are vegan and chemical-free. Food and garden waste are composted to natural fertiliser and wastewater is treated and reused.
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, commended the resort for taking “a significant leadership position in sustainability.”
JOALI Maldives was evaluated on 10 key performance areas including energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment. EarthCheck Certification establishes a five-level standard — Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Master — based on the number of years the organisation is certified: Gold after five years of continuous certification, Platinum after 10 years and Master after 15 years.