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 Verified™: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has been awarded with the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ 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!
Waste Management Program
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun recently implemented an integrated waste management program as a sign of their commitment to reducing, treating and safely disposting of hazardous/non-hazardous wastes.
The first step in their program included an analysis of the existing conditions & the education of their personnel. THe hotels worked closely with professionals trained in identifying, handling and sorting hazardous, chemical and solid wastes. Then, they held a series of training events for hotel personnel.
In response to the training events, Now Sapphire has recovered and recycled more than 32 tons of materials that would otherwise have ended up in the municipal landfill. Also, the courses raised awareness to employees regarding hazardous nature of certain wastes and health conditions that could arise without proper inhandling.
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