Published on : Friday, December 20, 2013
Located along the Mexico Riviera, Maya Karisma Hotels & Resorts has taken significant steps to form their own sustainability culture among collaborators, guests, shareholders, and suppliers. Top performing Green Globe members for years, the Karisma El Dorado Maroma and Azul Beach properties recently achieved re-certification as the hospitality group is working across the destination to encourage environmental awareness, while investing in community and people.
David Ortegon-Martinez, Corporate Sustainable Development Director with Karisma Hotels&Resorts said that he strongly believes that sustainability as a management tool has a lot to offer to the hospitality industry. He said that the hotel was very proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe recognition. Each of the properties promotes an environment of respect and teamwork, and the entire team is dedicated to implement best practices into the daily operation. He said that the focus was on using all the resources in the most efficient way, and with one goal in mind, to continuously improve performance.
2013 has been a year full of great CSR initiatives at Karisma, and the company formed five new strategic alliances with local public health centers at the Mayan Riviera. In collaboration with the regional authorities, the company organized a series of events to oppose the mistreatment and sexual exploitation of children and teenagers. Under this initiative, Karisma has established policies to work against this type of abuse.
The Karisma group is deeply immersed with the community, and likes to promote local Mayan products at each hotel. Pitahi Jungle Jams, made by Mayan entrepreneur women, as well as handicrafts made by local artisans are available to guests at the weekly Mexican markets. Throughout the year, furniture, linens, food, and many hours of volunteer work are donated to people in need all over the country.
Our -Passion for Sustainability- has been built on a firm and long-lasting commitment from our company to our clients, employees, our community, and to our environment. In 2014 we will see more of these initiatives, not only at all Karisma Hotels&Resorts, but in the entire country, said David Ortegon-Martinez.
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