Elite Island Resort Caribbean properties’ daily operations are geared toward ecological preservation. Steps include grey water provides irrigation; organic waste is utilized by local farmers; and a reduction of non-biodegradable products are employed. Foods and products from endangered species are banned and produce and other sustainable products are purchased locally whenever possible. Examples include employment of a 95+ percent local workforce and support of cultural events, charities, scholarships, and at Galley Bay, a dedicated bird sanctuary.
The resorts were certified green by Green Globe International in accordance with the highest international standards: the Baseline Criteria of Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas, International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001/14001, The Mohonk Agreement, Agenda 21 and principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 governments at the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992.
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