Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), a leisure hospitality services provider, has become the first Vacation Ownership Company in the country to receive ECOTEL® certification. Two of its resorts, Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley Resort in Coorg and Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort in Goa, which recently underwent inspection, have been awarded the certification.
The ECOTEL® Certification, managed by HVS-India, enables hotels and resorts to improve their environmental, economic and social performance. Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Ramanathan, Managing Director, MHRIL, said, “At Mahindra Holidays, we have always been conscious about our commitment towards the cause of environment. As part of the growth strategy, Mahindra Holidays has developed a five-year sustainability road map with a view to consciously reduce waste, as well as conserve water, bio-diversity and natural resources.
“We have been participating in the Sustainability Reporting of the Mahindra Group since 2007-08. Our investment in the ECOTEL® Certification provides a fundamental, yet holistic approach to all such activities.”