Castaway’s environmental game plan – How we keep our island looking its best – an eco friendly resort.
Our commitment to our Island’s pristine environment
Castaway Island, Fiji (Qalito Island is the Fijian name) is committed to environmental responsibility – a key value of our operation – in preserving and protecting the island’s lush tropical vegetation, white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs, by minimising pollution and managing our human impact. In this regard Castaway has adopted the goals and objectives of the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES), raising awareness of our fragile environment through the education of our guests, staff and local communities.
We comply with all Fiji environmental legislation. We constantly monitor and improve the resort’s operation using relevant performance indicators and follow best practice techniques. We give preference to employing individuals and to sourcing products and services of local community origin. We maintain best practice in the operation and conduct of our business in harmony with environmental and social commitments. We strive to ensure all employees receive the education and training necessary for them to carry out their work in an environmentally responsible manner and encourage and recognise employees for their contribution towards improving our environmental performance.
Our policy is communicated to all our employees, customers and suppliers, made available on request to our associated stakeholders and guests and is subject to annual review.
Castaway produces over 100,000 litres of pure desalinated water daily through an environmentally friendly process of reverse osmosis.
However, as water is the most precious commodity on any island, we encourage staff and guests alike to conserve as much water as possible.
Our partnership with Fiji’s most active environment society – MES Fiji
Castaway Fiji is a founding member of MES Fiji – The Mamanuca Environment Society.
Castaway is both a leading advocate of environmental sustainability in tourism development and is Green Globe 21 accredited. CLICK to read more about the efforts of MES Fiji.