Green Globe announces certification of the Battaleys Mews Resort, part of Island Villas, located in Barbados.
For years this luxury resort has demonstrated a firm commitment to meet the highest international standards in regards to the environment, conservation, and corporate social responsibility. The Island Villa group actively promotes the green trend in the area, as the future of the tourism industry in the Caribbean depends on the adoption of sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
“As a local business, dedicated to go green, our team is extremely proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe certification,” said Richard Eames, Managing Director at Island Villas. “The assessment process was extensive, and this is a testament to the significant work that has been done by the Battaleys Mews Resort.”
Sustainability is engrained in the way this resort operates, with a comprehensive long-term Sustainability Management Plan in effect. Battaleys Mews is actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes. The property boasts an excellent communication program – geared towards staff and guests – designed to raise awareness and sharpen the sense for environmental responsibility. Employees benefit from regular training sessions to achieve the environmental goals set by the property.
“As industry professionals, it is imperative that we work collaboratively to implement the highest environmental standards in Barbados,” added Anna Burnett, Marketing Manager at Island Villas. “Our team is passionate about our green efforts, and we have tried to introduce the ideas of eco-tourism and volunteerism across all of our operations. Many of our guests have responded positively to these initiatives, and we look forward to expanding our efforts in 2013.”
Barbados has a Natural Tourism Policy, whose broad objective is to pursue sustainable tourism through conservation and managed use of its natural heritage, improvement and optimal use of human resources, to ensure a product of the highest quality, improving the life and economic development of the people of Barbados.
ABOUT ISLAND VILLAS
Island Villas has distinguished itself in the real estate industry in Barbados and across the Caribbean. A highly-experienced team provides a range of services including property management, villa rentals&sales, destination weddings, and the benefits of premium service – the concierge. The company’s portfolio encompasses over five hundred residential properties and land for sale and rental. A wide range of options in exclusive developments, such as Royal Westmoreland, Sugar Hill, Sandy Lane, Port St. Charles, Apes Hill, Saint Peters Bay, Sugar Bay, and Battaleys Mews are available. As part of the commitment to the community and the environment, Island Villas is dedicated to maintaining its status as a successful socially-responsible and green business.
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com