Sandals Resorts has announced Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia has been recognised for its environmental efforts by EarthCheck, a leading certification and benchmarking organisation, which has rewarded the resort with a Platinum level certification.
As a result of having consistently demonstrated its commitment to host communities and high standards of environmental care over a period of ten consecutive years, Sandals La Toc has joined an elite number of organisations around the world in achieving the highest level of EarthCheck Certification, and now becomes the fourth resort under the Sandals Resorts International umbrella to receive this distinction.
“This achievement highlights the long term commitment that Sandals Resorts has shown to the communities and environment of the Caribbean,” explained EarthCheck chief executive Stewart Moore.
“They’re well ahead of most governments and industry players globally as a result of their efforts, and serve as a leader in the field of sustainable practices.”
Sandals La Toc chose meaningful approaches to sustainable tourism, involving the use of EarthCheck’s science-based software and tools to measure the effectiveness of its environmental and corporate social responsibility practices over the past decade.
In July of 2011, Sandals Resorts International underlined its sustainability credentials by launching a new environmental management program entitled, Sandals Earthguard powered by EarthCheck.
“Sandals Earthguard allows us to take practical, meaningful action to provide quality holiday experiences for our guests, while we work to minimise the environmental and social impacts of our operations,” stated Adam Stewart, chief executive of Sandal Resorts International.
“This is an incredible achievement for our company and we look forward to continuing to expand our environmental efforts for years to come.”
Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia joins Sandals Negril Resort & Spa, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa and Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, which are also all certified Platinum by EarthCheck.
Sandals was recently recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards.