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Green Globe Certification Awarded to Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

Ubud - Bali, 30 November 2011 – Green Globe have announced certification for the sustainable management and operation of Maya Ubud Resort & Spa - Bali. The certification cemented the resort’s commitment to conduct business in a more sustainable and responsible manner.

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa General Manager, Paul Blake commented, "The commitment of our entire management team and involvement of all our employees under the guidance of our Executive Assistant Manager & Environmental Officer, Romy Anggara, to re-evaluate the way we conducted business, and the mindset change that transcended into daily actions, were the key contributory factors that resulted in the resort obtaining Green Globe credentials".

"The challenge is now to continue to build on this strong sense of pride that has been developed in our employees in belonging to a company that is committed to further enhance our business model to establish a common and global approach to environmental issues".

Commenting on the award, Irene Miller, Eco Leadership co-founder said "Maya Ubud impressed with their commitment not only to pass the audit, but to do well in the ultra-competitive hospitality industry working with the local community. The hotel and spa operations were scrutinized and measured against the rigorous Green Globe standards in 4 key areas Sustainable Management, Socio/Economic, Cultural Heritage and Environmental. Eco Leadership is the Preferred Partner of Green Globe in Bali, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand."

Romy Anggara added, "Whilst celebrating our success in achieving this certification, we are fully aware there are more opportunities for improvement in operating more sustainably in an ever changing global climate. Our commitment to doing business with a responsible mindset augurs well for the longevity of the whole organization".

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit www.greenglobe.com