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Environmental & Social Sustainability Policy

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba is committed to achieving best practice in environmental and social sustainability and has partnered with EarthCheck, the world’s leading Benchmarking and Certification Provider.

At Boardwalk Small Hotel, we recognize that activities of our hotel potentially could have a negative impact on the environment and our local community if not properly managed. Therefore, Boardwalk implemented an Environmental Management System that meets the requirements of the EarthCheck Company Standard. The hotel is committed to continuous improvements measured by annual Benchmarking Assessments and strives towards minimizing its carbon footprint by implementing sustainable initiatives aimed at improving the hotel’s performance, reducing Energy & Water usage as well as waste production.

Boardwalk Small Hotel complies with all relevant legislation, and aims to achieve international best practice. Boardwalk’s General Manager is appointed as EarthCheck Coordinator and responsible for improving the Hotel’s sustainable performance.

Special consideration is given to employing and empowering local employees, by using as much sustainable products and services as possible. Local vendors and products are used when applicable and in accordance with Fair Trade principles. Moreover, it is Boardwalk Small Hotel’s mission to offer guests of the hotel insights into the Aruban culture and direct them to local hangouts and less traveled spots, so they can experience the many different faces of Aruba, meanwhile creating awareness to preserve the island’s beauty. Doing so Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba hopes to stimulate the local eco-system in a variety of ways.

Boardwalk Small Hotel is an intimate and tranquil vacation retreat on the lush grounds of a historic coconut plantation, located steps from popular Palm Beach in Aruba. The hotel includes 14 spacious Caribbean vacation homes, or “casitas”, offering ultimate privacy and comfort, including unique features like a private patio with hammock and BBQ. Amenities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor lounge area, free WIFI and complimentary parking. More information on boardwalkaruba.com.

Kimberly Rooijakkers, General Manager May 20, 2014

Note: this policy is a public document and will be reviewed annually.