By taking such a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has been able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained. Credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

LONDON - In an important milestone, the environmental performance of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has been recognised by EarthCheck; the travel and tourism industry's leading environmental management, benchmarking and Certification Company.

EarthCheck operates the world's most scientifically rigorous benchmarking program and measures key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment to provide a holistic picture of operational performance.

Benchmarking involves submitting a year's worth of operational data to EarthCheck, and this is in turn compared with industry data collected from more than 1300 organizations in over 70 countries.

By taking such a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has been able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained.

"We are delighted to be recognised with bronze certification for 2015" said Lyle Lewis, general manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

"Sustainability is a priority to Conrad Maldives and a key driver in our daily operations, and I would like to thank our team members for their commitment to sustainable tourism practices and contribution to supporting local communities. The resort looks forward to working closely with EarthCheck to continually improve and maintain best practice by initiating sustainable actions to support the environment and society. Inspired by Hilton's corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, the resort continually seeks out opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of our operations."

In addition to having a robust sustainability policy in place, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was commended by EarthCheck and rated at or above Best Practice levels for the following environmental practices, cleaning products rating and pesticides products rating, and the resorts contribution and commitment to supporting local community.

For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck's benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.

"I am delighted that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has benchmarked their operations," stated Stewart Moore, EarthCheck CEO. "They have recognized the need to be responsible for the impacts of their operations and transparent in their environmental statements."

By undertaking benchmarking with EarthCheck, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has joined other industry leaders who have demonstrated a willingness to take meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.

For more information about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, visit www.conradhotels.com/maldives.

For further information about EarthCheck, visit www.earthcheck.org.

Contacts:
Kimberley Roberts
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
+65 9176 1744
kimberley.roberts@conradhotels.com

Nicole Lovett and Joanna Cadbury
Grifco PR
+44 207 385 7090
Nicole@grifcopr.com
Joanna@grifcopr.com

About EarthCheck
EarthCheck
is one of the world's largest certifiers of sustainable travel and tourism operators; with more than 1,300 clients in over 70 countries. EarthCheck certification complies with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 14064 range of standards for greenhouse gas accounting.

About Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at the five-star Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Recently accredited with Bronze certification from global leader in environmental benchmarking - EarthCheck, Conrad Maldives has been globally recognised as "The Best Water Villas in the Maldives", "The Best Suites in the World"  "Best Spa Resort in the Maldives" and "Wine Spectator Best of Award for Excellence" for Vilu Restaurant and Bar", and recognized as having the "Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World" for Ithaa  Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers three different resort experiences spanned across two islands: guests can enjoy the quintessential Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangali Island while also having access to the facilities of the larger and livelier main island which is linked to it by a 500m bridge. The third resort experience is at the Spa Retreat, an over-water destination spa that operates as a resort-within-a-resort. For relaxation, guests can find bliss in the resort's two spas, dine in the 12 restaurants and bars, enjoy an extensive range of excursions, diving and water-sports options, and snorkel the resort's vibrant coral reef which is just steps from the beach. At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, guests will experience a sense of style and luxury that connects with the charm of the Maldivian surroundings, in an open and inviting way, tailor-made for pleasure. Connect with us webfacebook, twitterinstagram, and pinterest.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 30 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

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