Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015

Two resorts on Reunion Island bag major environmental awards

EnvironmentalAwardsOn the occasion of the 28th edition of the French Business Awards for Environment, the Palm Hotel & Spa and the Iloha Seaview Hotel were each awarded the grand prize of the category management and initiatives for sustainable development. This trophy rewards the performance of these hostels in environmental management and their ongoing investment in state-of-the-art green technologies.

Each year, the Business Awards for Environment rewards companies that in the course of their business have developed innovative and sustainable practices on the environment, maintaining local biodiversity, and engaging in sustainable development. The Environment Business Awards are organized by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) in France.

For this 28th edition, no less than 130 nominated candidates were competing in order to win one of the trophies among the 5 categories presented. Only 13 companies, or 10 percent, of those in the competition were awarded by the juries either the Enterprise or Environment Prize. Among these were two of Reunion Island’s best known hotel establishments, the Palm Hotel & Spa and the Iloha Seaview Hotel. Each of them won the grand prize of the category management and initiatives for sustainable development, for the creation of an environmental management system performance at the service aiming at improved protection of the environment, and more broadly for innovation in sustainable development. By winning this prestigious prize, the Palm Hotel & Spa and Seaview Hotel Iloha confirm their status among Reunion Island’s tourism businesses as pioneers in the field of environmental management, alongside leading international “green” companies.

Earlier this year, the Palm Hotel & Spa, as the first in a French overseas region, attained the coveted European Ecolabel Certificate, one of the most stringent audit processes to establish a company’s green credentials.