Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa receives Green Globe certification

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa acquires the esteemed Green Globe Certification following a recent sustainability audit. Green Globe, the world’s leading certification, recognizes organizations that demonstrate their dedication to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainable operational practices.

The resort excelled in the evaluation of its sustainability performance across four major pillars – Sustainable Management, Social and Economic, Cultural Heritage, and Environmental Conservation. This evaluation was supported by over 380 compliance indicators.

“As travelers increasingly seek eco-conscious and sustainable destinations, it is essential for us to prioritize sustainability. This accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Sheraton Maldives. We are proud to be part of an organization that values sustainability and strives to make a positive impact on the world.” said Mohamed El Aghoury, the General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Sustainability Initiatives

The resort’s team conduct a coral propagation program as part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy. In partnership with  Reefscapers, the ‘Adopt A Coral’ initiative is a coral-fragment plantation initiative aimed at restoring reef habitats and producing new coral colonies. By the end of 2023, the resort had planted over 567 coral frames and 17 massive structures of coral pyramid structures, significantly expanding the conservation site and attracting a diverse marine life and megafauna.

The resort also implements an INNCOMM system, which analyzes the guest status in individual accommodations and controls the air conditioning units accordingly. When unoccupied, the rooms are set to room temperature to save energy.

A Biogas plant in its waste management system is scheduled to be implemented soon. The plant will then transform organic kitchen waste into biogas for cooking, minimizing environmental impact and pioneering sustainable technologies in the hospitality sector.

A water bottling plant at the resort uses reverse osmosis technology to purify seawater, eliminating the need for water transportation from the mainland. The purified water is then bottled in reusable glass containers and made available to guests, saving 375,000 plastic bottles annually.

Additionally, the Chef’s Garden and Furana Organic is home to organically grown vegetables carefully nurtured by the resort’s landscapers. This significantly reduces the resort’s carbon footprint while providing a steady supply of fresh produce from farm to table.

Social Responsibility

The resort maintains a partnership with K’Huraa school and hosts the ‘Maldivian Journey’ every Friday, featuring local culture celebrations and immersive activities. This weekly event features immersive locally-inspired activities including seafood dinners and local artisan markets.