Moves up from Bronze to Silver via Earthcheck endorses
Earthcheck is used by travel and tourism organisations around the world to confirm their carbon claims and guide their sustainability initiatives. It is encouraging to see that MLH has introduced many innovative ways that host communities, team members and guests are being educated about the benefits of treading lightly on the planet.
|General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel Anura Dewapura
MLH over the past year has embedded sustainability into the way they do business. “We have been working tirelessly in this area and felt it important, to those involved internally, as well as all our stakeholders, communities and business partners to seek independent, external recognition of our efforts and we are delighted to have been awarded Silver Benchmarking in April 2011 after an year of Bronze award winners,” stated Anura Dewapura, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.
It is the largest benchmarking, certification and management solution in use by the tourism industry and the leading program in-market. There are many certification products available, but few cover both environmental and social performance and require a long term commitment before higher levels of achievement are rewarded.
For these reasons Earthcheck was a seen as a best fit for Mount Lavinia Hotel. “We understand sustainability requires a long term view from our business, a long term view that takes into consideration the needs of future generations today,” added Dewapura.
By joining Earthcheck, MLH is simply saying it is part of a global tourism industry, serious about sustainability and that it is taking local action on many global issues.
Mount Lavinia Hotel has been successfully benchmarked with a Silver Award in Earth accounting by the Earth Check organisation for its green programme certification. Amongst other initiatives, Mount Lavinia Hotel was assessed for its Green Policy, Simple Risk Assessment and Future Projects List.