Two Blue Diamond Resorts Earn Green Globe’s Gold Member Status for Sustainability Practices
For the fifth consecutive year, Royalton White Sands and CHIC Punta Cana received their Green Globe certifications for their ongoing commitment to sustainability. The leading worldwide certification and performance improvement program, Green Globe, awarded both properties with Gold Member status for their five successive years of sustainability certifications through the Green Globe program.
Since opening its doors in 2014, CHIC Punta Cana has grown as a leader in sustainable tourism, aiming to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment by implementing innovative sustainability practices and adhering to internationally accepted criteria. CHIC’s sustainability efforts include beach cleanups, comprehensive recycling programs, sustainability training sessions and community outreach activities.
Royalton White Sands has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability by incorporating sustainable practices into its daily operations and facilitating social outreach initiatives to support the local community of Montego Bay. In 2018, Royalton Luxury Resorts further strengthened its commitment to environmental sustainability by incorporating the innovative Vero Water® technology into the guest experience at resort bars and restaurants across all Royalton, CHIC by Royalton, and Hideaway at Royalton hotels to eliminate the need for single-use plastic water bottles.
The internationally recognized program, Green Globe, certifies hotels and resorts in four pillars of sustainability, including Sustainable Management, Cultural Heritage, Environmental preservation and Social/Economic efforts. CHIC Punta Cana and Royalton White Sands were awarded Green Globe’s Gold Member status for meeting the criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel and Tourism, a framework comprised of more than 380 compliance indicators across 44 unique certifications, for five consecutive years.