Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has earned the prestigious Green Globe certification for its outstanding sustainability practices. The resort is the first in the Maldives to score 90% in the inaugural audit, which is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses, and their supply chain partners.
Green Globe is the world’s leading certification for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism worldwide. The Green Globe Standard includes 44 core criteria supported by over 380 compliance indicators including impactful eco-friendly projects and local community support. The standard has been developed over three decades and guarantees the highest level of sustainable operations and management.
Located in the southern end of the Maldives near the equator in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo enjoys a unique location set in the world’s largest atoll. The resort has an exclusive ‘two-resort island’ design and has two magnificent house reefs offering unparalleled access to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the region. The resort’s team is passionate about protecting the unique environment as well as educating and involving guests on how they can help with the preservation of the protected marine ecosystem.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has invested significantly in energy efficiency programs and have been monitoring the quarterly results of energy and water consumption, as well as waste generation. Some of its initiatives include the use of zeroplastic in all guest areas, in-house gardens, scheduled reef and beach cleaning, and waste management. The resort’s next goal is to get the Green Gold Member status, awarded to members that are certified for five consecutive years.
“It is an extremely proud moment for the resort and the entire team who have put world-class sustainability initiatives in place – true examples of Raffles Vision – leading from the future,” said Amila Handunwala, General Manager.
“We are delighted to receive this hugely important accolade and certification from Green Globe in recognition of our Team’s passion and accomplishments to put sustainability and conservation at the heart of everything we do. Guests can be assured that when they stay with us, they are actively helping to maintain and improve this amazing natural environment.”