NewsJune 11, 2023

Sun Siyam Resorts Champions Sustainability Beneath the Waves on World Oceans Day 2023

Sun Siyam Resorts honoured this year’s World Ocean Day 2023 with a resort-wide and simultaneously held an underwater gathering to sign a declaration of commitment to sustainability at precisely 09:30 am, local time on June 08, 2023, which was joined by the property heads of departments and sustainability committee members. The pledge goes towards supporting and continuing various sustainable initiatives and actions such as picking up washed-up trash from beaches and the ocean, avoiding plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and unnecessary packaging, as well as cosmetics using microbeads, reducing energy and water use, managing waste to reduce plastic use, minimize the environmental impact, and preserving the ocean and its inhabitants.

In addition to the pledging ceremony held underwater, all resorts held a variety of sustainable activities during the day to mark the occasion and to bring together guests, staff, and local communities to celebrate the beauty of the ocean and inspire action to protect it.


Guests at Siyam World Maldives joined the island-based local marine biologist Thuhu and the island team for a special lagoon island clean-up event in the morning, where everyone could actively “make a difference” while the team at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef hosted a lecture on various ocean specific topics and preserving the oceans by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture for their in-house guests as well as the local community of nearby island Dh. Bandidhoo. Participants learned about the impact of plastic pollution on the oceans and marine life and received tips on how they can reduce their own plastic usage. All other properties in the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio, such as Sun Siyam Iru FushiSun Siyam Iru Veli, and Sun Siyam Olhuveli carried out several environmental and sustainability activities throughout the day, from tree planting ceremonies to reef, beach, and lagoon cleaning sessions, marine biology talks, and pledging ceremonies.

This initiative is part of the Sun Siyam Cares sustainability programme which is actively practised at all Sun Siyam Resorts to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The programme prioritizes sustainability through initiatives such as reducing energy and water use, managing waste to reduce plastic use, supporting community development, and investing in renewable energy. It also focuses on conservation efforts and works to preserve local heritage and cultural practices. By following these sustainability practices, Sun Siyam Resort aims to minimize its environmental impact, and carbon footprint and contribute to the socio-economic well-being of the communities in which they operate.

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