First Blue Oasis certification awarded to Mautourco
We are pleased to announce that Mautourco has been awarded the national Ecolabel Blue Oasis, which recognises our company as the first Sustainable Destination Management Company in Mauritius delivered by the Mauritius Standards Bureau.
Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) has introduced the STMSCS whereby Hotels & Accommodations and Tour Operators are certified as per the Standard MS 165 (Sustainable Tourism Management System) labelled as the Blue Oasis, an internationally GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) standard.
Mautourco has embarked on a Sustainability journey for the past 4 years now thanks to the commitment of the whole team. This recognition has been made possible with the support of our partners and suppliers who adhered and implemented our Sustainability and Quality Standards. Indeed, these horizontal and vertical synergies have finally helped us to deliver ecological and unique experiences to our guests leaving a handprint for the destination.
This journey leads us today to be the happy holders of this first Sustainable label ever awarded in Mauritius. We encourage all Mauritian tourism stakeholders to follow suit as it is essential that we all do our part for a positive impact.
“We are more than proud today to be making a difference and be recognized for all our efforts. On behalf of the whole Mautourco team, I wish to thank each and every one for this amazing achievement. Special thanks to our stakeholders without whom this journey would not have been possible. We, at Mautourco are all committed to generate a positive tourism impact and achieve positive social, environmental, and financial outcomes and make it all happen for a Sustainable Destination Island”, says Richard Robert, our Managing Director
It goes without saying that this great sustainable adventure has yet just begun. We are all engaged to sustain all our efforts to offer quality experiences for every guest entrusted to us, through our services and products.
Mauritius standards Bureau
The Mauritius Standards Bureau is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives. The overriding focus of MSB is to spearhead industrial development and the economic growth of Mauritius through the timely delivery of Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality Assurance (MSTQ) services. MSB also provides through its MSTQ activities, technical support to private and public organizations in improving product and service quality, upgrading public safety, enhancing occupational health and safety, ensuring food safety and mitigating environmental impacts.
About MS165 standards – Blue Oasis
The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) has introduced the STMSCS whereby Hotels & Accommodations and Tour Operators operating within the Mauritian jurisdiction and territories, are certified as per the Standard MS 165 (Sustainable Tourism Management System) labelled as the Blue Oasis. Since 26 April 2019, the MS 165 standard has gained full recognition by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Hence, organisation obtaining the Blue Oasis label can claim they are conforming to an internationally GSTC recognized standard.