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How Green is My island?

Anantara Seminyak, Bali Receives Green Globe Certification

(5/27/2011) Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa has joined two other Bali properties in earning Green Globe Certification.

Now proudly listed on the Green Globe website are the Anatara Seminyak Resort, The Oberoi and The Semaya - all certified as committed to operating in an environmentally, socially and culturally responsible manner through a broad spectrum of initiatives.

in qualifying for Green Globe Certification the Anantara Seminyak has successfully incorporated all aspects of Green Globe standards in its daily operation, principally in environmental conservation such as water, energy and waste management efficiency. The resort also demonstrated supports its local community and environment through charitable events, and promotes the island’s social and cultural heritage through resort and area experiences. Anantara Seminyak also participates in local, national and international sustainability and cultural events, such as Environment Day, Earth Hour and Earth Day.

i Wayan Sucitra, the resort’s environment officer, commented on the recognition, saying: "Ongoing environmental and sustainability training for all of our resort associates continuously strengthens our green, social and cultural initiatives and we look forward to developing our heartfelt commitment and sincere sense of responsibility to our beautiful island."

"Our associates also implement our green workplace policy in their own homes," commented Ivan Casadevall, general manager, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, adding: "At the same time as celebrating our achievements, we are fully aware that there are even more opportunities to improve our sustainable efforts in an ever changing global climate. We are therefore delighted that our international guests can enjoy complete peace of mind in knowing that Anantara Seminyak is truly committed to a future of caring for our environment."

About Green Globe

The Green Globe Standard is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements leading to certification of their enterprises' sustainable operation and management. The Green Globe Standards is a collection of 337 compliance indicators applied to 41 individual sustainability criteria. The applicable indicators vary by type of certification, geographical area as well as local factors. The Green Globe Standard is reviewed and updated twice per calendar year.