Zighy Bay scoops prestigious Omani green award
Green Guardian award given for environmental practices in hospitality
Six Senses Zighy Bay picked up the ‘Green Guardian’ award at the inaugural Oman Green Awards for its services to environmental concerns.
At a ceremony presided over by His Excellency Sayyid Hamoud Bin Faisal Al Basidi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, in Muscat, 22 prizes were presented.
The Green Guardian Award is presented to the organisation that most strongly espouses the values of environmental protection, preservation and conservation through eco-friendly practices at the workplace and in the community as a whole.
Tara Hammond, environment and social responsibilities officer at the resort was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the team, commenting: “We are elated to have won the Green Guardian Award and to be viewed by experts as a best practice example of environmentally rigorous procedures within the hospitality industry. This sector is fast growing in Oman and we hope that we can demonstrate, by example, how profitability, sustainability and going green can go hand in hand”
The Awards were created in order to honour outstanding, voluntary environmental efforts by corporations and individuals in Oman, designed to motivate behavioural change and increase awareness in relation to the protection and preservation of the environment.
Though substantial efforts have been made at an international level to promote the sustainable, environmentally sound use of the world’s resources, less has been done to foster these attitudes at grass-roots.
As the country’s first Environmental Awards, the Oman Green Awards were created to awaken the eco-consciousness in every Omani citizen and resident, aiming to motivate behavioural change and increase awareness.