Through its social and environmental philosophy and the EarthCheck Silver certification obtained by all of its hotels, New Mauritius Hotels pledges to implement best practices to achieve sustainable development and to act responsibly.
A commitment that also extends to the PDS development built on these lands by its subsidiaries, Semaris, which is currently working to obtain its EarthCheck certification.
Our Environmental and Social Charter reflects the promise we have made to our island, to our planet, to our fellow citizens and to our clients. Through our 52 commitments, we pledge to carry out our activities in a sustainable and responsible way. This philosophy, which is close to our heart and guides our mission, was built on the following eight pillars:
our waste responsibly
the development of our communities
our guests in our sustainability actions
New Mauritius Hotels’ properties have long been committed to a sustainable development programme and continuously work to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their CO2 emissions.
To formalize our efforts and carry out this commitment over the long term, our Group embarked, back in 2015, on a journey to obtain the EartCheck certification for each one of our hotels. EarthCheck, the world’s first and leading environmental and social certification for the tourism industry, reflects our sincere commitment. EarthCheck, which has collaborated closely with our Group to develop and implement a Sustainability policy, follows up on this exercise with annual audits on our water, paper and energy consumption; waste management; the use of pesticides; the use of cleaning and hygiene products; as well as engagement with local communities.
To date, all our hotels and our head office, Beachcomber House, have achieved the EarthCheck Silver status. Our properties, which are all audited each year, aim to obtain the EarthCheck Gold certification, which can only be earned after five consecutive years of being Silver-accredited. Next, we aim to earn the EarthCheck Platinum status, obtained upon consistently committing to 10 years of sustainable tourism.