Patina Maldives achieves EarthCheck Silver Certification

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Patina Maldives has achieved EarthCheck Silver Certification, highlighting the resort’s commitment to environmentally-conscious practices.

“As we celebrate the EarthCheck Silver Certification for 2023, we reaffirm our resolute commitment to sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship”, said Antonio Saponara, General Manager. 

“This accolade underscores our dedication to perpetuality, marking a pivotal step towards a more sustainable future for Patina Maldives” he added. 

Key Sustainability Initiatives at Patina Maldives Include: 

Zero-Waste Kitchens 

To reduce import footprints, Patina Maldives houses an organic permaculture garden that cultivates fresh pesticide free produce, including watermelon, sweet melon, okra, eggplant, cucumber, capsicum and pumpkin. All food waste is turned into organic fertiliser through bio- digesters. Plant-based restaurant Roots, operates on the root-to-leaf principle to encourage guests to adopt a more conscious and conscientious lifestyle. 

Advancements in Green Energy 

Patina Maldives continues to spearhead green energy initiatives by investing in renewable sources. The resort plans to expand renewable panels in 2024 including more rooftop panels and a solar farm, with the objective of solar providing 50% of the resort’s energy needs. 

Resort Build and Engineering 

From its inception, the Fari Islands’ development has been guided by sustainable architecture and design. It is the largest hospitality project globally to benefit from the extensive use of offsite manufacturing technology known as ‘Mass Engineered Timber’ or ‘MET’, which reduced carbon emissions by over 6,000 tons after production and transportation; in addition, all the villas were prefabricated to ensure minimal run off into the marine ecosystem. Departing from the conventional thatched roof structures prevalent in the Maldives, villas and amenities were designed with flat roofs, allowing solar panels to be easily mounted. This allows the Fari Islands to host one of the latest largest solar installations in the Maldives. 

Ceramics – Innovative Coral Restoration 

Through a pioneering collaboration with Kevala Ceramics in Bali, Indonesia, Patina Maldives initiated a groundbreaking coral restoration project. Ceramic plates, identified as ideal hosts for live coral fragments, promote reef growth. 

Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, praised Patina Maldives for its significant leadership in sustainability, stating: “I would like to congratulate the entire team at Patina Maldives on their remarkable achievement. Patina Maldives is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators dedicated to making a positive difference.”