Veligandu leads the way in sustainability
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa recently achieved a prestigious Hotels & Accommodations Gold Certification by Travelife, the international sustainability certification scheme that assesses a property’s performance in managing their social, environmental and economic impacts and which encourages improving sustainability in the travel industry.
To gain a Travelife Gold Certification, Veligandu had to fulfill 150 sustainability criteria.
This includes environmental issues, such as minimizing waste and use of energy, water and chemicals, as well as taking positive action on social issues, such as employee welfare, working with the local community, child protection and human rights. Veligandu also showed how they are helping to support local businesses and protect local traditions and wildlife in the Maldives.
Veligandu has always held strong sustainability beliefs and has been involved in environmental sustainability with projects such as the Male’ 3R Declaration (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse). Veligandu signed this “Clean Maldives” initiative on Resource Efficiency Towards Protection of Local Environment & Marine Ecosystem and adheres to 3R for waste management.
The Resort is also committed to treating people fairly and with respect; providing good working conditions for staff; investing in its employees by providing regular training; supporting the local community; sourcing local produce and actively involving it guests in environmental activities.
Veligandu is proud to be a good example of sustainability in the travel industry and the Maldives. The Resort thanks Travelife for their support, the Resort guests and the Resort Team for their role jointly encouraging sustainability.