Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort just earned sustainability recertification from Green Globe, which represents the International Standard for Sustainability.
The Caribbean’s first and only carbon neutral hotel earned its 19th annual Green Globe certification through its steadfast commitment to provide a memorable vacation that’s simultaneously sustainable. In 2016, Green Globe awarded Bucuti & Tara its all-new Platinum status and named it “The World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort.”
“Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort continues to be a shining example of sustainability throughout the region,” shares K. Denaye Hinds, LEED AP, and the Green Globe Accredited Auditor who conducted Bucuti & Tara’s annual recertification. “Their standard operations embed respect for the environment and responsibility; encouraging those who work at the property to be a part of the solution, naturally. Guests who experience the resort also contribute to environmental standards without compromise. Their long-standing commitment to sustainability through their participation in the Green Globe Program and other notable certifications sets them apart. Continuously striving to improve year over year in their sustainability achievements, their award of Green Globe Recertification signifies their success.”
“Green Globe is the original eco standard for tourism, the one other certifying organizations respect and emulate,” shares Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Bucuti & Tara is proud to continue meeting the stringent sustainability standards set forth by Green Globe proving that traveling can be both fulfilling and responsible.
The Green Globe recertification wraps up a year of major sustainability accomplishments for Bucuti & Tara. In April, the resort earned the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Climate Action Award. While there, Biemans presented Bucuti & Tara’s path to becoming carbon neutral at the Global Summit, which was keynoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama. In June, Biemans was the first individual inducted into the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hall of Fame Award for Best Practice for Environmental Sustainability. The following month Bucuti & Tara earned the National Energy Globe Award, an encore performance from the year prior. Along the way, it was heralded with accolades for its superb guest service and romance. To learn more about the resort, visit Bucuti.com.Q