CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO – DEC. 29, 2016– The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is committed to water usage and conservation practices. As a result of this commitment, the Alliance for Water Sustainability in Tourism has recognized the luxury hotel with its “Hydro Sustainable Hotel” distinction for the second consecutive year.
The award recognizes work the resort has done in practicing conservation through efforts such as infrastructure improvements in drainage systems, an osmosis treatment plant, and additional cisterns for water storage. The award also highlights water-saving systems in all areas of the hotel, including guest rooms, public areas, and employee work areas.
Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun’s maintenance and resource management schedule is considered “best in class” by the Alliance, as is its comprehensive staff awareness and training plan focused on these environmental issues. These initiatives, combined with additional environmental policies and procedures, have made The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun a leading hotel in environmental commitment.
The water usage and conservation initiative is part of the resort’s larger social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints, and business operations of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. The ongoing commitment of the program focuses on the areas of environmental responsibility, along with child well-being and hunger and poverty relief.
Hydro Sustainable Distinction
The Alliance for Water Sustainability in Tourism, made up of Mexican and international tourism and environmental authorities and organizations, launched the distinctive Hydro Sustainable Hotel award in response to the growing preference of tourists towards establishments with ecological certifications.
By obtaining the Hydro Sustainable Hotel award, resorts have the opportunity to receive expert advice and updates on new technologies and methods that will help reduce water consumption and associated costs, which will help them to achieve water sustainability and position in the sustainable market.
The Alliance for Water Sustainability in Tourism is chaired by Fundación Helvex, Ministry of Tourism of Mexico City, Ministry of the Environment, Water System of Mexico City, Anáhuac University, United Nations Environment Program, and ECO TRANS (European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development).