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Pullman Maldives Maamutaa gains Green Globe certification

19 August 2023, MVT 18:27
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa -- Photo: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa
19 August 2023, MVT 18:27

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa announced its recent accomplishment of obtaining the Green Globe certification.

This milestone reflects the resort's commitment to promoting sustainable practices and responsible hospitality. With an impressive score of 85 percent, well above the 50 percent average, this certification highlights the resort's dedication to environmental preservation and sustainable operations. This marks the very first time that Pullman Maldives Maamutaa has received such acclaimed recognition.

With a profound understanding of the delicate Maldivian environment and as an integral part of Accor's sustainability initiatives, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa has effectively woven a comprehensive array of sustainable initiatives into its operational fabric.

At the core of its sustainability initiatives lies Pullman Maldives' comprehensive waste management program. The resort has implemented efficient recycling and waste separation systems, effectively mitigating its ecological impact.

Recognizing the harmful impact of plastic straws on our planet's delicate ecosystems, particularly marine life, Pullman Maldives has successfully phased out plastic straws from all guest areas, highlighting the resort's ongoing commitment to sustainability, in alignment with the global initiative by the Accor Group to combat plastic pollution and preserve natural resources for generations to come.

In a strategic move to minimize the increase in plastic waste stemming from imported bottled water, the resort established an on-site water bottling facility. This initiative ensures a continuous and reliable source of safe drinking water for both guests and employees, while upholding environmental-friendly practices.

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by implementing energy-saving measures, including the integration of renewable energy sources. Among these measures are the resort's solar panels, which contribute to powering 15 percent of the entire resort's electricity consumption. This achievement received special commendation during the Green Globe evaluation as an example of best practices.

A standout feature of Pullman Maldives Maamutaa's sustainability journey lies in its steadfast support for the local community through various social commitments. The resort engages in neighbourhood outreach programs, fostering educational opportunities and sponsoring local schools and organizations.

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa showcased its commitment to community engagement during the ART Week held from May 8 to 14, 2023. The resort collaborated with a group of 18 local artisans and entertainers hailing from the nearby Gaaf Alif atoll Vilingili, strengthening its ties to the local community. This collaborative effort led to the identification of the top three best practices acknowledged by Green Globe's auditors, highlighting the resort's dedication to involving and benefiting the local community.

In its dedication to education and environmental awareness, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa hosted its annual Aqua Week from July 24 to 31, 2023, as part of the resort's series of pillar week events. During this immersive experience, 10 students from the Vilingili Educational Center, accompanied by student council members, had the opportunity to explore the marine environment under the guidance of Pullman's marine biology expert, Sara De Nicolo. The program included engaging Kahoot games and a guided marine biology walk enhancing their understanding of the marine ecosystem. The week concluded with a captivating mermaid show at the Aqua Villa, showcasing Pullman's commitment to seamlessly integrating education and hospitality within a luxurious setting.

Green Globe, the esteemed global certification program for sustainable tourism and travel, stands as a prestigious recognition of organizations that display unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainable operational practices. Pullman Maldives Maamutaa's achievement of this certification underscores its dedication to preserving the delicate Maldivian ecosystem while providing an exceptional guest experience.

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