Press Release – Tuesday 22 September 2015
In recognition of our social and environmental initiatives, Gili Lankanfushi has achieved Benchmarked Bronze status through EarthCheck, the World’s leading scientific bench-marking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry.
This significant achievement represents an important milestone in terms of Gili Lankanfushi’s dedication to the environment. The accreditation has helped Gili Lankanfushi recognize which areas the resort is performing well in, and will help us to improve our environmental and social performance year on year.
“Environmental and social responsibility is at the core of our ethos here at Gili Lankanfushi, and we are extremely proud to be officially accredited for our actions. Ever striving to improve our performance, we will be looking toward gaining our ‘Silver Certified’ accreditation, and are excited to have a number of new eco-initiatives in the pipeline” – Deborah Burn – Gili Lankanfushi Marine Biologist & Environmental Officer.
Tourism accounts for 89% of the Maldives GDP, where it directly affects the areas it operates within. Particularly in Maldives, the coral reef systems and cultural assets that attract visitors are fundamental to our very existence and as such, must be managed responsibly. As tourism operators, we are key to maintaining a sustainable industry.
“EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, we have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. We understand the value of big ideas and the importance of clear communication. We know that what can be good for the planet is also good for business. Gili Lankanfushi has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability” – Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck.
By working with EarthCheck, Gili Lankanfushi has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
Gili Lankanfushi™, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Gili Lankanfushi™ is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives. This 5-star resort is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.
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