For the Environment
Guided by our mission and philosophy to protect the precious island ecosystems in which our properties are located, we are committed to continuously improving our sustainable operations, guided by environmental best practices.
The InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa was the first property in the world to successfully implement Sea Water Air Conditioning – or SWAC. Following on this accomplishment, The Brando also installed a SWAC system, reducing electrical demand for air-conditioning by more than 80%.
The Brando has achieved prestigious LEED Platinum Certification and features photovoltaic solar panels, natural wastewater treatment, an onsite desalination plant, and a rainwater catchment system.
As active participants in the IHG Global Green Engage project, our four InterContinental properties submit monthly water, energy, and waste reports, allowing us to monitor and set targets for reducing our usage of resources.
Our Maitai properties are engaged with the EarthCheck environmental benchmarking program, allowing us to track and reduce our impact. And, Maitai Bora Bora has reached the highest level of EarthCheck, achieving Platinum certification.
More than 60 beehives found across several of our properties produce more than one ton of organic honey annually. On-site organic gardens in several locations supply their produce to our hotel restaurants.
Each of our properties has a staff ‘Green Team’ dedicated to developing new projects that improve our onsite sustainability efforts.
Pacific Beachcomber believes in the business of sustainability and the purpose of this report describes the various concepts, actions, practices, and innovations which contribute to the sustainability of our business.