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Chaaya Village Habarana is green globe certified

Aug 14, 2011 2:31:55 PM - www.ft.lk

The premier world-wide sustainability merit ‘Green Globe Certification’ was achieved by Chaaya Village Habarana.

The Green Globe certification requires conformity to 248 preset standards, the team at Chaaya Village Habarana worked to improve the standards of sustainability thus highlighting the importance of sustainable tourism. Energy efficient measures, emission reduction, effective water management and waste management with an emphasis on reduce, recycle and reuse practices, were some of the aspects which required adherence for certification. The resort changed its daily practices and processes by using organic waste as fertiliser or farm animal feed, using biodegradable and non-eutrophic cleaning and cosmetic products, towel and linen reuse programmes, supporting local community development projects etc. Chaaya Village Habarana had a compliance of 73% of the 248 standards.   
The Green Globe certification is awarded after an audit by a team of Green Globe assessors and upholds the highest standards of credibility and transparency. The organisation follows an independent third party verification process and updates its criteria annually to ensure international compliance to the standards.
Green Globe Certification supports the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC). The GSTC is the agreed international standard for the sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. The Green Globe Standard meets and exceeds all the requirements of the GSTC.
Chaaya Village Habarana is a member of the Chaaya Hotels and Resorts brand which promises an experience based holiday to all its guests.
Located in the heart of the cultural triangle, Chaaya Village epitomises the simplicity of village life.
In addition to the Green Globe Certification Chaaya Village Habarana was awarded with the following accolades: Kouni Green Planet Award in 2007, PATA Gold Award in 2007 for Eco Tourism, Presidential Award 2007 — Corporate Social Responsibility Project, Bird friendly resort in 2011 and ISO 14001, 18001 & 22000.

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