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Bentota Beach hotel in Sri Lanka maintains eco-friendly status as it is awarded Green Globe re-certification

One of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beach hotel properties in the popular resort of Bentota has just had its green status reinstated as it achieved recogniton for continuing to provide eco-friendly Sri Lanka holidays for eco-concerned guests. The Bentota Beach hotel was the proud receiver of Green Globe re-certification which once again puts the resort in a leading position in the sustainable Sri Lankan hospitality market.

Bentota Beach hotel in Sri Lanka maintains eco-friendly status as it is awarded Green Globe re-certification

Givings its eco-friendly status a boost and polishing its image as a sustainable property, the Bentota Beach hotel has once again re-instated its stance as one of the greenest hotels in Sri Lanka after recently achieving Green Globe certification for the second time. The deluxe property, known for providing responsible and sustainable holidays in Sri Lanka's beach resort of Bentota, for the past few years, the Bentota Beach Hotel has been innovating and working hard in the areas of social responsibility and operational efficiency.

The General Manager at Bentota Beach Hotel, Sanjeeva Perera, proudly talked about the hotel's green efforts saying “Bentota Beach Hotel actively pursues the Green Globe certificate in its efforts of becoming a true ‘green resort,’

“Our achievement would not be possible without our staff members’ ongoing commitment to protect, preserve, and nurture the environment, and improve the eco-friendly operation of our resort. It gives us great pleasure to earn the prestigious Green Globe Re-Certification.”

 Bentota Beach Hotel Gardens- Sri Lanka
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The introduction of special eco-friendly products means that the hotel now buys sustainable materials where possible, and local suppliers within a 60-mile radius are given preference. The hotel has also imposed a packaging minimisation policy in which they request suppliers to remove all packaging from items at the time of delivery.

In addition to that, the Bentota Beach has also introduced an advance waste sorting system in place where composting is done within the complex in order to nurtures the resort’s own green garden. In turn, all garden waste is shredded and donated to the local community. In addition, the hotel does not discharge waste water into the Bentota River, but to a common sewage treatment plant.

All these measures help ensure guests continue to enjoy eco-friendly Sri Lanka holidays in Bentota, with the property receiving praise from every end in the industry. In order to continue re-enforcing their green endeavours the resort has developed and implemented a long-term environmental management system to continually reduce the usage of water, energy, and production and packaging materials.

A special Green Team facilitates and maintains sustainability initiatives in accordance with the company’s vision and pledge, “I Will Be Green.” Energy goals are strictly monitored and benchmarked, and the property recently introduced solar power for the kitchen pantry, spa, and Eco House (used for staff accommodation and training). Guests are invited to join local environmental and community-related activities, such as beach cleaning and tree planting at the shores, and the hotel offers “Save Resources for a better Future” information leaflets to promote awareness among guests spending holidays at the resort.

On behalf of Green Globe, the company's CEO's Guido Bauer, said about the property's re-certification: “We are extremely pleased to award the re-certification to the Bentota Beach Hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka. This property shows a very high compliance rate against our Green Globe Certification sustainability criteria. The hotel is committed to educate all their business associates and suppliers to enhance awareness of the importance in integrating environmental protection into their daily routine.”

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