I am helping the environment.
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is committed to promoting a sustainable tourism environment by employing a variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible practices. Check out the following ways that Now Sapphire is going green:
- Amigos de Sian Ka'an: The resort is a proud member of Amigos de Sian Ka'an. The mission of Sian Ka'an is to conserve biodiversity, promote the socioeconomic development of communities, and influence the environmental culture and policies, based on science. Working towards a greener and healthier planet we have partnered with the organization by implementing actions focused on the following environmental well-being programs.
- Rainforest Alliance Certified™: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has been awarded with the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for verification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This verification assures the commitment of Now Sapphire to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.
- Stewardship: To further reaffirm their commitment to the local community, handmade, local products are sold in the shops and stores. Additionally, soft and hard goods are donated to local charities.
Now Sapphire was recently recognized by the Rainforest Alliance for implementing a waste management program in its Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism publication. Click here to learn more!
In 2016, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun's waste management program:
- Avoided 427 tons of food waste by recycling compost and livestock food. This waste is equivalent to the waste generated by 1,170 people in a year.
- In addition, 51 tons of plastic, cardboard, paper, and aluminum were recycled. That is equivalent to the waste generated by 1,700 people in a month.
- Of the above, 21 tons of paper and cardboard were recycled which amounted to 68.4 tons of CO2 and saved 488 trees from being cut down.
Now Sapphire participated in the reforestation of the Cancun-Tulum road with 150 ceiba trees. This helped reduce the carbon footprint during our guests' visits and beautify the community with native species.
We also have continuous training on climate change, separation of hazardous waste, and we work closely with environmental care experts and the government to reduce our impact on the environment.
Proudly, Now Sapphire's family of collaborators implemented actions in support of the Mayan community El Naranjal located at Ignacio Zaragoza, which has a beautiful cenote and archeological remains. Through the donation of school supplies and toys we promoted the integral development of children in the community. We also shared in the local tradtions on January 6 by delivering food to the community.