Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Earn Earthcheck Certification

July 20, 2011

Less than one year after receiving benchmarking status, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba have achieved Silver certification from Earthcheck, the world's largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators.

"We are very pleased to have achieved this certification from Earthcheck, which is a testament to our commitment to environmental responsibility," said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi & Tamarijn Aruba all Inclusives. "This is a clear
recognition of the efforts we have been undertaking to ensure that the Divi & Tamarijn operate in accordance with internationally-accepted standards for sustainability and continue to minimize our environmental footprint while maximizing our guest experience."

The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba's first on-site audit took place on February 22, 2011, which earned them Silver certification status. Earlier in 2011 the properties received Bronze certification based on their benchmarking in 2010. They are now among just seven other hotels on Aruba that have achieved this level of certification from Earthcheck.

In order to become Silver certified, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba were required to meet measurable standards for key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, community commitment, and others. Having met these standards is the result of hard work and dedication on behalf of the properties' staff under the leadership of General Manager Marin Bijl.