The luxurious Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada has achieved the impressive Green Globe 21 Certification in recognition of its efforts towards becoming environmentally friendly. Spice Island Beach Resort is the first hotel in Grenada to be Green Globe certified. The property was presented this coveted award at the Environmental Audits for Sustainable Tourism’s (EAST) Educational Symposium & Green Tourism Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 21 - 24, 2004. 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 maximising 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 an outstanding accomplishment for our property and a reflection of our employees’ dedication to preserving the environment,” said Royston Hopkin, owner/chairman, Spice Island Beach Resort.
“Our lush and picturesque environment sets us apart from other global destinations, and it is the responsibility of those in the hospitality and tourism industries to take action by establishing practices that will allow our surroundings to thrive far into the future,” Hopkin added.