Fairmont Maldives Celebrates Coveted Green Globe Certification

Fairmont Maldives Celebrates Coveted Green Globe Certification

Thursday 9th of September 2021

The Maldivian resort, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is the first Fairmont property in the world to achieve the coveted Green Globe Certification for their remarkable sustainability efforts, having reached an impressive 85% score in the assessment, based on 380 individual performance indicators.

Spearheading the sustainability projects At Fairmont Maldives; resident Marine Biologist, Samuel Dixon, and General Manager, Andrew Steele, take on every project with the goal of making the resort the first carbon neutral destination in the Maldives by 2030. With the belief that is never too late (or too soon) to learn about how to best preserve our planet and the seas, the resort invites guests of all ages to partake in its many pioneering, eco-friendly projects:

Among some of their most notable projects:

The highly anticipated, Sustainability Lab is a staple to creative recycling, allowing guests to craft bespoke gifts and souvenirs using plastic, glass and aluminium waste generated by the resort, as well as ocean-salvaged pollution. Utilising state-of-the-art technology, the resort will also be able to produce large-scale products including furniture and bricks and will invite local schools to the lab for classes on recycling and ocean conservation. The projects many benefits including helping the resort achieve its zero-waste goal and create a culture of sustainability and accountability in the atoll which it hopes will transcend across surrounding local communities.

Conceptualized by British eco-artist, Jason deCaires Taylor, The Maldives’ first and only coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art installation. The Coralarium : A structure meant to act as an artificial reef, encouraging marine life to make it a home. Each one of the soaring sculptures, designed to imitate the formation of coral, is constructed of more than 500 ceramic ‘starfish’ – the hard shells catch biomass, or ‘fish food’, which encourages coral larvae to attach and thrive, while cubbyholes in the structure allow small fish and crustaceans to make them permanent homes as they provide perfect the perfect refuge from predators.

Join the resident marine biologist, Samuel Dixon, in the ever-so-engaging, Turtle Ranger Programme. Monitoring Hawksbill Turtles and other crucial activities to protect the critically endangered species. Guests are encouraged to participate in the once in a lifetime opportunity of helping release hatchlings into the ocean, care for nests and plant crucial new coral. Turtle Rangers can help collect vital identification data from the Hawksbill that float through the reef and, if a new turtle is discovered, children can officially name it – the perfect way to introduce tiny travellers to the importance of conservation.

Green Globe is the premier sustainability certification and performance improvement program developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is truly a deserved recipient of this esteemed accolade.