For the second consecutive year, La Cabana All Suite Beach Resort in Aruba has achieved the impressive Green Globe 21 Certification in recognition of its efforts towards becoming environmentally friendly. La Cabana is the largest resort in the Caribbean to be Green Globe certified.
Green Globe 21 is an international system of certification for hotels, through which hotels comply with a series for specific environmental standards in their operations and are then evaluated against these standards in order to obtain the prestigious Certificate.
Green Globe 21 is a vital designation for a hotel for two very important reasons. A hotel certified by Green Globe 21 guarantees its clientele that it takes into consideration the environment in its daily operation and is not abusive towards nature and its resources, without sacrificing the quality of its product and services. Furthermore, by maximizing its resources, the hotel reduces its operational costs greatly, (mainly in the areas of water and energy management, chemical substances and solid and liquid waste management), which in return, provides sustainable development of its business and by consequence, the community.
“Attaining Green Globe Certification is a tremendous accomplishment for La Cabana,” said Lou Roelofsen, the resort’s general manager. “Maintaining a clean and healthy environment is essential to the future of the travel and tourism industry, and I applaud all our employees for their hard work and commitment to brainstorming, implementing and monitoring environmentally-conscious practices that allowed us to achieve this goal,” he added.
La Cabana is an excellent example of a hotel maximizing the opportunity to save operational costs in the areas of solid waste management, water reuse and conservation, energy conservation, environmental awareness, community involvement, and use of sustainable technologies.
“We are the largest property in Aruba, so to achieve Green Globe Certification for the second time is evidence of how regardless of size, you can protect and have an extremely positive impact on the environment,” Roelofsen added.