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Amilla Maldives’ commitment to inclusivity and sustainability recognised by two leading institutions

Private island resort Amilla Maldives has been recognised for its continued commitment tomaldives sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity, with accolades from two leading institutions, EarthCheck and Blue Badge Access Awards. Amilla achieved its third consecutive EarthCheck Silver certification following an extensive audit of its sustainability practices; while the resort’s innovative and stylish approach to accessible design saw it named ‘Best International Venue’ in the Blue Badge Access Awards 2023.

Amilla Maldives secures EarthCheck Silver certification for third consecutive year

As the leading scientific benchmarking certification group for sustainable travel and tourism, EarthCheck’s certification programmes are recognised by travellers, brands, and destinations across the world. Its rigorous science-backed, people-focused sustainability certification process enables consumers to make informed decisions on their tourism experiences.

For its efforts in initiating sustainability projects and continuously improving its environmental measures, Amilla Maldives was certified Silver for the third year in a row. One of the resort’s most recent projects was the installation of solar panels in February 2023, which has generated 600,000kwh in nine months – reducing diesel consumption by over 170k litres. Proactive in reducing waste, from plastic, glass and cardboard to food waste, green waste, e-waste and more, the resort regularly audits and investigates its waste output to ensure accurate reporting and identify areas for improvement – as well as organising regular reef cleaning to remove plastics, cans, old rope, and ghost nets from its house reef.

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The resort’s heartfelt commitment to sustainability is further embodied by its Homegrown@Amilla and Homemade@Amilla initiatives. Homegrown@Amilla sees 40 different types of produce planted, cultivated, and grown across 58 acres of the island’s natural green spaces, supplying all the island’s kitchens with ingredients such as leafy greens, herbs, vegetables, and bananas. Homemade@Amilla encompasses a diverse range of organic products which are home-made on the island, from soaps, muscle relief oil, lip balm, bath salts, coconut oils and scrubs, and bathtub tea, to kombucha, nut milks, and bread.

Amilla Maldives named ‘Best International Venue’ for accessibility

Raising awareness of the importance of accessibility in the hospitality and leisure industry, the Blue Badge Awards recognise venues that achieve high standards in this area. Amilla Maldives was named ‘Best International Venue’ in this year’s awards, in recognition of its pioneering commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

The world’s first IncluCare-certified resort and a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative, Amilla Maldives is devoted to ensuring everyone can enjoy the Maldives. The resort has designed its accessibility features to feel like an integral part of the property, blending seamlessly with its interior design and architecture. Adaptations range from subtly lowered mirrors, sinks and counters in its bathrooms to ramps all over the island – including a growing menagerie of local wildlife-inspired designs. Amilla continually adapts and evolves its offering in order to further improve the resort experience for guests of all abilities and needs, while staff undergo regular training on how they can best support guests with mobility or sensory challenges at all points of their journey.

Tags: Amilla Maldives, Blue Badge Access Awards, EarthCheck, sustainability

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