Kempinski Seychelles Resort’s Green Committee Champions’ Sustainabilityin the wake ofEarthCheck Silver Benchmark Status
Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare continues to reach important milestones in its journey towards improved sustainable business practices. Last week, the luxury hotel achieved Silver Benchmark status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.The hotel performed especially well in its most recentEarthCheck assessment, particularly in independent evaluations of the hotel’s greenhouse gas emissions and total energyand water consumption.
Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck, said that Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability. “I would like to congratulate the whole team on their achievement,” said Mr Moore. “Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is a valued member of a global group of industry innovators who dare to make a difference.”The luxury hotel’s specially appointed Green Committee celebrated this admirable achievement by organising events which highlighted and promoted sustainable business practices to their peers and hotel guests: A beach clean-up was arranged in Baie Lazare, in which a team of over 30 hotel staff enthusiastically armed with rakes, gloves and disposal bags volunteered to clean a popular neighbourhood beach. The team collected over 250kgof discarded refuse in less than an hour.
Last Saturday, the hoteljoined a global community of eco-conscious individuals and businesses in observing the 2019 instalment of EarthHour. Lights in the luxury hotel’s central building and outlying accommodations were switched off and switched out for candlelight, as guests’ attention was drawn to the main beach where a commemorative pyre was lit up, encouraging guests to “spark” a conversation about climate change.Kempinski Seychelles Resort’s general manager, Masami Egami, said, “Tourism is a USD 1.4 trillion industry which directly affects the destinations in which it operates.
The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations like Seychelles need to be protected and responsibly managed. We believe that hoteliers and tourism operators have a profound responsibility to manage the environmental and socio-economic impacts their operations leave on a destination. We recognise that these values are important to our guests as welland we thank them for participating in our initiatives.” By working with EarthCheck, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
About Earth Hour:
Earth Hour is WWF’s global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organisations in more than 180 countries and territories to take action for the planet for over a decade. The movement recognises the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to build a sustainable future for all.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, we have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. We understand the value of big ideas and the importance of clear communication. We know that what can be good for the planet is also good for business.
About Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare:
Located on the famous Baie Lazare, in the exclusive south-end of Mahé Island, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare offers guests round-the-clock expertise, dedication and unmatched Creole hospitality in dazzling surroundings of untouched, natural beauty. This beachfront paradise, nestled in a secluded bay at the foothills of a magnificent mountain range, offers a private haven for romantics at heart, an activity-packed family getaway or the perfect destination for corporate gatheringsand events