Le Maitai in Bora Bora has been awarded a Silver Green Globe in the 2011 Sustainable Tourism Operators category.
This is the third year in a row that the four-star Polynesian resort has made the grade but this is the first time the property has been granted Silver status.
Le Maitai General Manager Ms. Catherine Savatier says, "After being granted Bronze status for the past two years, we decided that with a concerted effort we could make the move to Silver. This was an intensive process that involved daily checks across all departments to meet the requirements of the Green Globe Benchmarking and Certification program. It wasn't easy but it's definitely worth it to achieve this level of globally recognised eco-accreditation."
The criteria for the accreditation includes the stringent evaluation of areas such as:
• Water and energy consumption
• Garbage management
• Environmental preservation
• Staff commitment to sustainability practises
• Communication inside the hotel and with third parties
• Participation in local and community life
For further information about Le Maitai, please visit http://www.hotelmaitai.com/
For further information about Green Globe, the premier global certification for sustainability, please visit www.greenglobecertification.com