Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy

Secrets Wild Orchid, Secrets St James and Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa is surrounded by marine and coastal resources consisting of beautiful coral reefs, seagrass beds, fish and mangrove ecosystems.  These are protected and preserved by our local Marine Park who serves to balance the social and economic needs of the community while safeguarding precious natural resources from environmental degradation.

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY & PROGRAMMES

Secrets Wild Orchid & Secrets St. James combines to make up a 700 room “Unlimited Luxury” resort situated on a peninsula in the Cruise Ship Freeport of the world-renowned Montego Bay.  The resort includes water sports, a selection of 10 dining options, 10 bars and a myriad of activities including nightly entertainment and disco.

 

Secrets Wild Orchid & Secrets St. James has sustainable and responsible behavior as it’s priority.  By finding inventive ways to do more with less, we aim to drive sustainability efforts and create strength in our properties, to positively impact the communities in which we operate.

 

Secrets Wild Orchid & Secrets St. James holds Preferred by Nature TM certification for demonstrating full compliance with the business, socio-cultural and environmental principles of its Sustainable Tourism Standard, Travel Life Gold, and Cristal -Check Safety First, through involving our guests, suppliers and other stakeholders in quality management benchmarks.

 

Freeport is home to a wide array of aquatic flora and fauna living within the delicate environment of our coral reefs. Wetlands run parallel to our beach and accommodate not only mangroves but a variety of birds, reptiles, and crabs. Our operation has potential impacts on these eco-systems and so we are committed to monitoring them with stringent measures to protect the environment and community.

 

Secrets Wild Orchid & Secrets St. James has appointed an Environmental Health and Safety Manager as the Sustainability Champion, who has the responsibility, experience, and skills for securing sustainability performance.

 

We are committed to the conservation and protection of our natural resource, economic and social development through collaboration with team members, hotel owners, suppliers, and business partners.  This initiative will assist in reducing risk to the environment by focusing on critical areas such as: energy, supply chain, food and beverage and indoor environmental quality.  We aim to not just influence sustainable behavior in the workplace but also one that can be employed at home and in one’s everyday life.  These we intend to achieve via continuous use and integration of the sustainable

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Considering the natural, social, and cultural setting in which we operate, Breathless Resorts & Spa are committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability.

Breathless Resorts make up 150 room “Unlimited Luxury” resort situated on a peninsula in the Cruise Ship Freeport of the world-renowned Montego Bay. The resort includes water sports, a selection of 6 dining options, 4 bars and a myriad of activities including nightly entertainment and disco.

Freeport is home to a wide array of aquatic flora and fauna living within the delicate environment of our coral reefs. Wetlands run parallel with our beach and accommodate not only mangroves but a variety of birds, reptiles, and crabs. Our operation has potential impacts on these eco-systems and so we are committed to monitoring them with stringent measures to protect the environment and community.

We are therefore committed to continual improvement measured by way of annual benchmarking assessments. The team at Breathless Resort strives towards minimizing our footprint on the environment by implementing sustainable initiatives aimed at improving the hotel’s performance, reducing the use of energy and water and the production of waste.

Breathless Resort & Spa will comply with all relevant legislation and regulations and strive to achieve international best practices.
Breathless Resorts & Spa has appointed an Environmental Health and Safety Manager as the Sustainability Champion, who has the responsibility, experience and skills for securing sustainability performance.
Special consideration will be given to employing and empowering local employees through our investment in training and development and wherever possible environmentally sustainable products and services will be locally sourced.

We are committed to our local community, manifested in continuous outreach efforts by the resort. Breathless encourages its team members to volunteer and participate in our sustainability efforts on resort and in our surrounding communities.

Breathless Resorts & Spa seeks to maintain sustainability certification status under the Preferred by Nature program, Travel Life Gold and ECristal -Check Safety First, through involving our guests, suppliers and other stakeholders

 

principles:

  • Conservation of natural resources – motion sensors in rooms, use of grey water on lawns
  • Protection of ecosystem biodiversity
  • Driving sustainable development through a fully intergraded Quality Management System that focuses on not only the tangible product but also the service quality.
  • Minimizing waste and pollution – participation in annual international observances of sustainable initiatives including but not limited to World Wetlands Day and International Coastal Clean-Up Day activities
  • Establishing and reporting on key environmental performance indicators
  • Raising environmental awareness among our business partners, guests and communities – volunteering efforts at local schools, infirmaries and churches.

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