Our commitment to our Island’s pristine environment
Castaway Island, Fiji (Qalito Island is the Fijian name) is committed to environmental responsibility – a key value of our operation – in preserving and protecting the island’s lush tropical vegetation, white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs, by minimizing pollution and managing our human impact. In this regard Castaway has adopted the goals and objectives of the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES), raising awareness of our fragile environment through the education of our guests, staff and local communities.
We comply with all Fiji environmental legislation and in further demonstration of our commitment, we have adopted and are benchmarked to the internationally recognized EarthCheck (formerly known as GreenGlobe) standards and have achieved Bronzed Benchmark 2010. We constantly monitor and improve the resort’s operation using relevant performance indicators of EarthCheck best practice techniques.
We give preference to employing individuals and to sourcing products and services of local community origin. We maintain best practice in the operation and conduct of our business in harmony with environmental and social commitments. We strive to ensure all employees receive the education and training necessary for them to carry out their work in an environmentally responsible manner and encourage and recognize employees for their contribution towards improving our environmental performance.
Our policy is communicated to all our employees, customers and suppliers, made available on request to our associated stakeholders and guests and is subject to annual review.
Geoffrey N Shaw
Chairman & CEO
EarthCheck is used by travel and tourism organisations around the world to validate their carbon claims and guide their sustainability initiatives. It is the largest environmental benchmarking, certification and management solution in use by the industry.
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Castaway produces over 100,000 liters of pure desalinated water daily through an environmentally friendly process of reverse osmosis. However, as water is the most precious commodity on any island, we encourage staff and guests alike to conserve as much water as possible.
Castaway Fiji is a founding member of MES Fiji – The Mamanuca Environment Society. The Chairman of MES Fiji, Geoffrey Shaw, is also the Managing Director of Castaway Island, Fiji and has been Chairman from 2004 to date.
Castaway is both a leading advocate of environmental sustainability in tourism development and is Green Globe 21 accredited. CLICK to read more about the efforts of MES Fiji.