Sun Island, Royal Island: Green Key Eco-Label
Sun Island Resort & Spa and Royal Island Resort & Spa have been awarded the International Environmental Green Key award – a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.
Green Key demonstrates efforts to develop an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and responsible business, and a commitment to adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE
Sun Island Resort & Spa and Royal Island Resort & Spa have implemented a sustainability policy and concrete plan with objectives and annual actions formulated for continuous improvements in environmental management, social and cultural commitments and health and safety issues. The resorts have developed strategies to keep the natural ecology of the islands untouched and preserve the nature of the Maldivian islands. This includes avoiding the use of pesticides and environmental pollutants and using natural alternatives as well as using eco cleaning products.
The resorts continually monitor the usage of energy and water, and have devised initiatives to minimise usage with the aim to reduce their carbon footprint and work towards the goal to achieve carbon neutrality. An Environment Manager and Environment Committee has been elected at each resort to oversee the environmental initiatives and continue to work towards annual goals.
Sun Island Resort & Spa is set on one of the largest Maldives islands, measuring 1.6km across, located in the Southern tip of South Ari Atoll near the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA). Royal Island Resort & Spa is located in the protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll and home to some of the world’s richest coral reefs and an abundance of tropical marine life.
Each island boasts lush tropical environments with extensive botanical gardens as well as a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs which are picked and served in the resort restaurants.
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