Thierry Montocchio, CEO of the VLH group, puts flesh on the bones.
He said: ‘Our conservation programme that created ten artificial reefs in the Bel Ombre lagoon has enabled significant regeneration of the corals.
‘And we have seen 20 new species of fish.
‘Our Heritage Training Academy has empowered local communities.
‘And offered them a career in the hotel industry.
‘Our new water bottling unit enabled us to avoid using the equivalent of 27 tons of plastic bottles in 2019.
‘And in addition, 65% of our waste has been recycled.
‘Now for Tomorrow is also a first in the sector.
Because it promises carbon neutrality through clearly defined objectives and an action plan.
‘Acting for the climate and the environment means identifying and neutralising our greenhouse gas emissions.
‘And coming up with concrete initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality.’
The group has also committed to include from the beginning of next year 100% of the fruits and vegetables, seafoods, poultry and meat consumed in their hotels will come from Mauritian farmers and producers.
Or from regional partners in the Indian Ocean.
They are looking to recycle 75% of its waste by 2022.
‘And aims to reduce food waste by committing to a pilot project carried out in collaboration with The Pledge on Food Waste.’
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