ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – For the first time, all five Divi Resorts properties in Aruba have achieved Silver certification for 2014 from Earthcheck, the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators.
“We are very pleased to have all five Divi Resorts properties in Aruba achieve this certification from Earthcheck, which is a testament to our company’s commitment to environmental responsibility, “said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director, Divi Resorts Aruba. “We have been working diligently to ensure that our resorts operate in accordance with internationally-accepted standards for sustainability while, at the same time, continuing to optimize our guest experience.”
This year, all five Divi Resorts properties in Aruba officially became silver certified and it is the third year in a row that Divi & Tamarijn Aruba are receiving the silver certification. After five consecutive years of achieving this status, the resorts will qualify for Gold status. In addition to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive and the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, the other Divi Resorts properties in Aruba that received certification this year are the Divi Aruba Phoenix Resort, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and the Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort.
In order to become Silver certified, the properties were required to meet measurable standards for key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, community commitment, and others. Having met these standards is the result of hard work and dedication of the properties’ staff and management team, with Daniel Aguirre of Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort attaining the EarthCheck Coordinator Certificate having successfully completed the online training.
EC3 Global is the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. The company’s EarthCheck Program provides benchmarking, certification and performance improvement systems and has helped realize more than $500 million in savings for its partners in over 70 countries. It is estimated that 6 million consumers a week are already touched with its branded solutions. For more information, visit www.earthcheck.org