Adaaran Resorts, part of the Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence, was recently commended for the extensive sustainability practices that are integral in the resorts operation and management systems, through the globally recognized Travelife certification.
The Adaaran resorts have, since its inception been drawn to environmental and community sustainability, models which have been designed by the hospitality chain keeping in mind its environmental responsibility as a premier hospitality company. The models that the resorts have built its sustainability ethos on has been adapted by other resorts in the Maldives islands as well.
Travelife the international sustainability certification scheme assesses a propertys performance in managing their social, environmental and economic impacts. The labelling scheme helps hotels cut costs and increase sales, by improved sustainability.
Celebrating this achievement, which has come for second year in a row, an event was held at Adaaran Club Rannalhi with the participation of sustainability and Travelife champions of the resorts and higher management to pledge the new sustainability policy of the resort chain. The new policy covers areas of energy, water, waste, biodiversity, managing hazardous substances, people and culture, health and safety, ethical purchasing and social responsibility.
To gain a Travelife Gold certification, the hotel must meet 163 sustainability criteria. This includes environmental issues, such as minimizing their waste and use of energy, water and chemicals; as well as taking positive action on social issues, such as employee welfare, working with the local community, child protection and human rights. They must also show how they are helping to support local businesses and protect local traditions and wildlife.
Adaaran Resorts is part of the Aitken Spence Hotels which consists of 21 hotels, in Sri Lanka, India, the Maldives and Oman. Adaaran Resorts, which commenced its operations in the Maldives in 1993 has an inventory of 620 rooms with a new property Heritance Aarah to open in early 2019.
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