JA Resorts & Hotels named Dubai’s most sustainable five-star resort

JA Resorts & Hotels named Dubai’s most sustainable five-star resort
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Published: 23 June 2019 - 12:15 p.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen

JA the Resort has been named Dubai’s most sustainable five-star resort by the Emirate’s government, the property announced.

The property’s cluster general manager William Harley-Fleming, credited the resort’s green team for ensuring the smooth running of all their sustainability and CSR efforts.

The sustainability programme at JA the Resort includes a majority of products and goods being sourced locally, 95% of chemicals used there are certified as biodegradable and eco-friendly. In addition, a large element of the resort water heating system is powered through solar panels.

JA The Resort even has a reverse osmosis plant that carries out the desalination of sea water for the resort, supported by a sewage treatment plant used for the irrigation of the green grounds and Golf Course. When guest furniture at JA The Resort was due for upgrade, all the older furniture was donated to a local company Gver, who recycle and repurpose the goods.

The property also recently announced the implementation of WINNOW food waste technology in seven of its hotels across the portfolio. This initiative reduced food waste to landfill by over 80%. Any remaining food waste will be repurposed for compost and used in the resort’s bio-garden.

JA Resorts & Hotels is also working on reducing plastic waste through the installation of a bottling plant which cleans and refills bottles with clean and treated water.

‘We are delighted to receive this honour from DTCM, a testament to the commitment and passion of our associates. We are excited to continue our efforts with the opening of JA Lake View Hotel in September, which we are confident will be a sustainability leader amongst hotels in the region,” said the property’s cluster general manager, William Harley-Fleming.

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