Chaa Creek: Belize’s First Ever Green Globe Certified Business
19 March 2009, Belize – The Lodge at Chaa Creek has achieved the prestigious Green Globe Certified Silver status under the global Certification programme. The global programme recognises The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard and becoming Belize’s first ever Green Globe Certified business.
Prior to achieving Certification, The Lodge at Chaa Creek successfully Benchmarked against key environmental indicators including energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek chose to demonstrate their commitment to the environment by undertaking Certification – the highest level of the Green Globe programme. The Certification process involves either an onsite audit or offsite assessment by an independent third party Green Globe Accredited Assessor. The successful completion of the Certification process demonstrates The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s strong commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability.
About Green Globe
Green Globe is the worldwide Benchmarking, Certification and performance improvement system assisting the travel and tourism industry to attain sustainability. Green Globe provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management.
Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global (which promotes markets, develops and manages the Green Globe program for GGAP) says: “I am delighted that The Lodge at Chaa Creek has achieved Certified Silver status. The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a prime example of an organisation committed to environmentally sustainable tourism. They have demonstrated through a variety of initiatives, that their business and its employees can make a difference by reducing their environmental impact. The commitment they have shown by participating in the Green Globe programme and the achievements they have made within the programme set an example for other businesses to follow.”
About The Lodge at Chaa Creek
The award-winning Lodge at Chaa Creek has pioneered natural history travel to Belize since 1981 and is Belize’s premier destinations for a wide range of adventures. Set within a private 365-acre nature reserve, Chaa Creek hosts an internationally recognized Natural History Centre and Butterfly Farm, miles of nature trails for hiking, birding, mountain biking or horseback riding, a fleet of canoes, an exquisite spa, conference centre, and access to all regional Maya archaeological sites and natural attractions. Chaa Creek’s cottages, suites and villas are set in lush tropical gardens nestled along the verdant banks of the Macal River.
For more information please contact:
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Tel: +61 7 3238 1931
Fax: +61 7 3211 4734