For the eighth consecutive year, Tropicalia has launched its annual Sustainability Report, in which it highlights the actions and goals achieved by this sustainable luxury tourism project of Cisneros Real Estate. In its 2018 edition, Tropicalia celebrates its achievements across 10 years of tireless and rewarding work in the municipality of Miches, El Seibo province, Dominican Republic.
This decade worth of work has allowed Tropicalia to foster a strong relationship with the community and local authorities, aligning with their objective of promoting the sustainable development and management of Miches. Four Seasons Tropicalia will offer a sustainable luxury resort and residences, which ensures the conservation and restoration of the local environment, as well as social, labor and economic management that meet the highest national and international performance standards.
Reaffirming its commitment to sustainability, Tropicalia’s report references the Sustainability Standards of the Global Report Initiative (GRI), which is also supported by Tropicalia’s Sustainable Management System, and guided by the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
In 2018, Tropicalia concluded its due diligence process, obtained approval of financing from two international development banks, and identified its construction partner, while Fundación Tropicalia began preparations for the celebration of its tenth anniversary. The report also recognizes partners and allies who, together with Tropicalia, seek a sustainable model of development that positions the region as a new tourism destination.
Tropicalia’s annual sustainability report is primarily distributed via digital platforms, including its interactive website sustainability.tropicalia.com. Printed copies use 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. In 2018, 53% of printed reports were distributed using electric motorbike messengers, and Tropicalia always uses FSC paper and ecological messaging options for its events, invitations and printed materials, an effort that in 2018 was able to mitigate 327.52 kg of CO² emissions, conserve 26 trees and save about 40,551 gallons of water.