Two Sandals Resorts Receive Earthlink Platinum Certifications


Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa and Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, both located in Jamaica, have been recognized for their environmental efforts by EarthCheck, a certification and benchmarking organization that has awarded both resorts with a Platinum level certification.

As a result of having consistently demonstrated their commitment to host communities and high standards of environmental care, over a period of 10 years or more, Sandals Negril and Sandals Grande Riviera have joined an elite number of organizations around the world in achieving the highest level of EarthCheck Certification, making Sandals Resorts the only hotel company in the world to receive two platinum certifications.

Sandals Negril first earned Platinum certification in 2008 and earned its Platinum re-certification this year. This is the inaugural Platinum certification for Sandals Grande Riviera, which recently completed a nearly $60 million expansion and renovation project.

Sandals Negril and Sandals Grande Riviera chose meaningful approaches to sustainable tourism, involving the use of EarthCheck’s science-based software and tools to measure the effectiveness of their environmental and corporate social responsibility practices over the past decade.

In July of 2011, Sandals Resorts International underlined its sustainability credentials by launching a new environmental management program entitled, Sandals Earthguard powered by EarthCheck.