Veranda Resorts announced today that its hotels in Mauritius have been Green Key certified, becoming the only boutique hotel brand on the island to achieve this milestone. Green Key is the leading sustainability certification program for the hotel industry worldwide.
This certification required dedication and determination from the team members at all Veranda hotels across the island. Achieving Green Key certification demonstrates the group’s efforts to develop an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and responsible business, in line with Rogers Hospitality’s mandate and its Now for Tomorrow sustainability program.
The properties with the Green Key eco-label have demonstrated progress and measures in different aspects, including the reduction of water and energy consumption, the use of renewable energies and rainwater, waste prevention and recycling, sustainable food and mobility, ecological maintenance, and the preservation of biodiversity. As such, all hotels under the Veranda Resorts umbrella have undergone an independent audit to prove that they deserve this certification.
”Our hospitality group is driven by a strong vision of sustainability. Environmental and social commitment are deeply rooted in our brand promise Deep into Mauritius. I am particularly proud of this certification, knowing that Green Key is the reference label in the international hotel industry and it goes without saying that by staying in a Veranda Resorts hotel, our guests contribute to a better social and ecological environment of our destination,” said Vincent Cavalot, Chief Operation Officer of Veranda Resorts.
To protect the environment, every action, whether small or large, individual or collective, counts. The development of sustainable tourism is a priority for the group, which has taken the time to rethink the type of tourism it wishes to develop on the island; tourism that is not only respectful of ecosystems and people, but that also has a positive impact on the surrounding communities.
Green Key certified hotels will be audited annually to ensure compliance with the strict criteria of the ecolabel in the areas of environmental management and sustainable education of staff, guests and suppliers. Green Key is managed by the International Foundation for Environmental Education. The program is supported by the World Tourism Organization and is recognized by the World Council on Sustainable Tourism.