Diversey Presents Award for Best Initiative in Sustainable Development to
Tsara Komba at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards
Diversey has presented the award for 'Best Initiative in Sustainable
Development' to Tsara Komba, a luxury Ecolodge on Lemur Island,
Sydney, Australia, November 22, 2012 -- Diversey, now a part of Sealed
Air (NYSE: SEE), presented an award for the “Best Initiative in
Sustainable Development” to Tsara Komba, a luxury Ecolodge located on
Lemur Island in Madagascar, at the 13th annual Worldwide Hospitality
Awards organized by MKG Group. Diversey presented the award at a ceremony
in Paris on Nov. 12.
“Our property is located among one of the world’s richest ecosystems, so
preservation of this sublime environment is of extreme importance to our
organization,” said Maryse Zohar, Tsara Komba Lodge Director. “We are
also committed to sustainable development for the benefit of the local
population. We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award.”
In addition to implementing sustainable best practices within its
operations such as recycling, water conservation and use of low-voltage
lighting, Tsara Komba created a non-government organization (NGO) that
acts in favor of the local community. The NGO developed 30 new houses and
a nursery school staffed with two teachers for a local village. It also
established a system of water adduction, a rain drainage system and
provided bathroom appliances, showers and laundry facilities.
“We are honored to present this award to such a deserving organization,”
said Pedro Chidichimo, President of Sealed Air’s Diversey business unit.
“Diversey is committed to providing a cleaner and healthier environment
for future generations and we are pleased to be a part of this year’s
Worldwide Hospitality Awards program.”
The Worldwide Hospitality Awards celebrate innovation in nine categories
for hotels and three categories for hospitality schools. The “Best
Initiative in Sustainable Development” honors a hotel brand or group that
demonstrates sustainability best practices within its operations and/or
social responsibility towards the local population, staff and tourist
Other finalists include NH Hotels and Accor. NH Hotels submitted its “UP!
For Hospitality” program, which builds positive relationships within the
communities in which its hotels operate. Accor submitted two programs.
The first is ReBorn, an innovative program that allows its hotels to
dispose of their old furniture after renovations through an e-shop on
eBay.fr. The second is Accor’s e-learning tool which trains employees on
The Worldwide Hospitality Awards program promotes initiatives from around
the world and is representative of the international hospitality
industry. The awards committee receives nearly 150 applications from
leading hotel brands and groups each year.
Diversey is a business of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food safety and
security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information
about Diversey, please visit www.diversey.com.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility
hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive
brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food
packaging solutions and Diversey™ brand cleaning and hygiene solutions,
Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create
business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers
and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations.
On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated revenue of $8.1 billion in
2011 and has approximately 26,300 employees who serve customers in 175
countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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