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Carlisle Bay, Antigua Recognised for Sustainability

March 7, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Carlisle Bay luxury resort, located on Antigua’s south coast has achieved EarthCheck Silver Certification – making it one of the few resorts on Antigua to gain such global recognition for its sustainability achievements.

As a member of the Campbell Gray group of hotels, Carlisle Bay has a long and deep history of commitment to sustainability. The hotel has been measuring its environmental footprint for over 5 years. Following an extensive audit in 2013, the resort has now reached the programme’s coveted Silver certification. 572099

As Campbell Gray’s first sustainable tourism development, one of the primary objectives was to ensure that the resort was planned, designed and constructed in an environmentally sensitive manner. In addition, it also required that during operation, the resort should take great care to minimise its effect on the environment, enhance the Antiguan experience and to be as efficient as possible.

Carlisle Bay was highly commended by EarthCheck for the resort’s strong environmental and social responsibility programme, in particular for having an established system for energy conservation, solid waste management, using natural materials, community initiatives, and the resort’s dedication to guiding and encouraging local agriculture.

The audit also identified local employment at the resort highlighting the increased employment opportunities in this region.

Jonathan Reynolds, General Manager of Carlisle Bay commented:  “As one of only three resorts in Antigua to have reached this level, we are extremely proud of the achievement and are delighted that our ongoing commitment to the environment has been recognised by EarthCheck. We are aware that we have a big responsibility to continue our growth as a sustainable company, and we will therefore continue to work closely with EarthCheck to maintain and develop our environmental and social responsibility programmes.”

Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global and founder of EarthCheck, congratulated Carlisle Bay on achieving Silver Certification.

“Carlisle Bay has joined a passionate group of resorts and tourism operators across the world which has consistently demonstrated commitment to adopting responsible environmental practices and promoting the need for more sustainable operations.”

“Attaining EarthCheck Silver certification is not an easy task. It requires commitment from the entire personnel to achieve better results in terms of sustainability each year. The challenge is to continually prove the integrity of an organisation’s operational practices and then be willing to have everything checked and measured by an independent third party.”

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