Blue Flag, an international non-profit program with vast expertise in environmental management and sustainable actions in the field of tourism, has designated Paradisus Los Cabos with its certification for the July 2022 – June 2023 season. This is the first time that Paradisus Los Cabos has received this distinction, making it the only hotel in the destination to obtain this award on its own merit.
Blue Flag is an internationally recognized certification valued by millions of people, institutions and organizations, operating under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Candidates for the Blue Flag badge must meet and maintain a series of strict environmental criteria during the current season: security and services, environmental education, and water quality.
The certification is a recognition of the hotel’s commitment to its guests, to the local community, and to the preservation of the beaches and ecosystem of the area. To receive this certification, each hotel must comply with strict guidelines. With this certification, Paradisus Los Cabos guarantees a clean beach for all, with no micro-waste and water free of polluting agents. Guests will also be able to be educated on the resort’s commitment to the preservation of endangered species, wildlife, and sand dunes through the resort’s “Welcome to Life” program, an initiative to protect the endangered wildlife native to the Los Cabos region, most notably the Least Tern bird and local Leatherhead.
“It is a great honor for us to have received this recognition,” said Mr. Edward Di Luca, Regional Director of the Mexican Pacific. “This certification is undoubtedly the result of the commitment to ensure that our hotels meet all standards of well-being towards our guests, towards the environment, and towards our entire community.”
On multiple occasions, Paradisus by Meliá has made known its commitment to social and environmental responsibility based on four essential work points to promote eco-friendly tourism: mitigate the carbon footprint, reduce water consumption, minimize environmental impact, and reduce waste. Obtaining this certification is a recognition of the commitment and conviction of Paradisus by Meliá to work towards a more sustainable destination.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International has more than 380 hotels open or in the process of opening in more than 40 countries under the Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá and Sol by Meliá, in addition to a broad portfolio of hotels under the Affiliated by Meliá seal. The Company is one of the world’s leading companies in the resort hotel segment and its experience in this field has allowed it to consolidate itself in the growing market for leisure-inspired urban hotels.
Due to its commitment to responsible tourism it has earned recognition as the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe according to the latest Corporate Sustainability Assessment by S&P Global (Silver Medal 2022), as well as the seventh company in the world (and first in the tourism sector) in sustainable management, according to the Wall Street Journal and the only Spanish tourism company among the “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” according to the Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also part of the IBEX 35. For more information, visit www.meliahotelsinternational.com
Source : Food & Beverage