“The First Green Globe Certified Island Property in Belize”
– Press Release – This week marked a historical week for Xanadu Island Resort as it was awarded certification as “The First Green Globe Certified Island Property in Belize.” Green Globe Certification is the leading worldwide certification based on internationally accepted documentation formed by Green Globe International Inc. and Green Certifications Inc. Environmental and cultural criteria, as well as Corporate Social Responsibilities are aligned with the agreed international best practice.
Since its inception 12 years ago in 1998, Xanadu has strived to be an eco-friendly green resort. Its monolithic domes were considered “green” long before their time and were the first step on our path to being a Green Globe Certified Property.
The management and staff endorse eco friendly practices and policies by preserving the natural surroundings of the environment, instituting energy and water saving systems and creating a mission statement designed to strengthen its eco and sustainability initiatives.
Xanadu’s Green Team will continue to improve and maintain its green policies and encourage its guests to do the same. Xanadu Island resort is proud to be the first Green Globe Certified resort on Ambergris Caye and says it will continue its efforts to keep Belize Green!
A Certified Environmental Auditor of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism-Belize (ICRT-Belize), Partners of Green Globe Certification based in California, United States has audited the Island Property of Xanadu Resort in San Pedro in the first quarter of 2010. The audit was conducted based on the listed criteria of Green Globe Certification. Xanadu Resort was examined and audited as to the property’s adherence to the overall criteria geared towards successful economical, environmental and socio-cultural aspects.
This milestone sets them apart as leaders in the Green Revolution in Belize and specifically on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize and indeed regionally and worldwide. The procedures, planning, training, Environmental Management System (EMS) and day to day execution of the management of the property are all done with the best interest of the staff, employers, the environment and the country as a whole at the centre of interest and concern.
The International Centre for Responsible Tourism –Belize (ICRT-Belize) proudly endorses Xanadu Resort as a prime example of what can be achieved in the best interest of tourism, best management practices and the environment when dedicated individuals, employees, managers and owners put the environment first and foremost. Green Globe Certification also commends Xanadu Resort in their dedication and practical approach to guest comfort, satisfaction, environmental stewardship and standards.