Green Globe announced re-certification of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa in Aruba, in the Caribbean. Since its initial certification in 2003, this luxury resort has continued to be a leader in sustainability and responsible tourism, and was the first certified Green Globe resort earning prestigious Gold Status in January 2008.
“At Manchebo Beach Resort&Spa we promise to preserve a safe and healthy environment for the island of Aruba, its people and visiting guests,” said Edgar Roelofs, General Manager at Manchebo Beach Resort&Spa, “We are very proud of our Green Globe Certification achievements and the international recognition, and it is our goal to continuously improve our environmental efforts to secure a sustainable future for the business.”
Manchebo Beach Resort&Spa implemented a long-term sustainability management system, energy goals, and operational performance is strictly monitored. In addition, the hotel conducts various projects on renewable energy sources. The property’s zero-impact policy encourages guests to support a carbon-neutral stay and to minimize their environmental footprint. All guest room doors are insulated by weather strips, and the patio sliding doors are tinted with double glass to maximize the air conditioners’ efficiency. Low-watt warm fluorescent light bulbs are installed in all light fixtures throughout the property. The towel and linen re-use program reduces water and electricity consumption, and room amenities are vegetable based, packaging is made of 100% compostable bottles. Local suppliers and services following best environmental practices are given preference. The resort takes on social responsibility by educating its staff members, guests, suppliers, and community to build environmental awareness and action. Guests are invited to join local environmental and community-related activities, such as the monthly island-wide beach clean-up.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased about Manchebo Beach Resort&Spa’s re-certification and their high compliance rate against Green Globe Certification criteria. This resort demonstrates outstanding commitment and sets benchmarks with their eco-friendly performance in the Caribbean.”