The team at Jumeirah Vittaveli undertake several projects and initiatives to work towards preserving the environment, biodiversity, culture and heritage of the Maldives. Below are just a few examples of how we are working towards creating a more sustainable future:
Water Bottling Plant at Jumeirah Vittaveli
Jumeirah Vittaveli uses an in-house water bottling plant as part of an on-going commitment to reduce the hotel's carbon-footprint. By utilising the water bottling plant instead of shipping in bottled water, the resort saves approximately 70,000 plastic bottles per year. This new water system is an important part of the resort's continued effort to preserve the idyllic surroundings of the Maldives for future generations of guests.
All our fishing excursions comply with Maldivian law that enforces sustainable fishing. Commercial fishing in the Maldives is done by lines only which ensures that the fish are harvested at a sustainable rate and the fish population does not decline over time. It also prevents the use of large fishing nets that often capture other marine life such as turtles and dolphins.
Jumeirah Vittaveli's priorities are working with local suppliers to reduce environmental impacts of importing goods and also to improve social and ethical practices. We do not condone or support any activities that are against Maldivian government laws and acts.
At Jumeirah Vittaveli, we use a heat recovery (cogeneration) system that uses excess or ‘waste’ heat from the generators to heat the water supply on the island. The heat released during power generation warms up the cooling agent of the generator, gets passed on to an exchanger attached to the generator’s radiator and is then transferred to the cold freshwater from the desalination plant via stainless steel plates. In this way, 30 °C water is heated to 50 °C, therefore, saving energy and reducing heat waste.
Read our Sustainability Management Plan and Environmental Policy for more details.
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