Joy of Conserving
Here at JOALI, everyday practices align with our overall vision of sustainability. We have implemented an eco-conscious approach across the resort with the goal of minimising consumption of key resources and reducing our carbon footprint.
Our culinary team loves to craft specialties with locally caught fish and seafood, along with organic produce from our Herb Garden. Our commitment to fair trade principles is reflected through ethically sourced tea, coffee and wood products. As much as possible, we use local produce and buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste. We also use eco-friendly stewarding and laundry chemicals.
We have built a glass water bottling plant and a wastewater treatment system on the island. JOALI Maldives also practices rainwater harvesting: we use the collected rainwater along with recycled water for gardening. Plus, our thoughtful laundry policy minimises the use of water and laundry chemicals.
We are further shrinking our carbon footprint by conserving energy usage at the resort. Along with using efficient LED lights and smart controls in the villas, we have launched a pilot project to increase the use of solar energy. Guests booking directly with us will have the option to off-set their carbon emissions during the reservation process.
Culinary arts at JOALI focus on an Earth-to-Table initiative, promising ingredient traceability and offering fresh, locally harvested and sustainably sourced foods that support small farms.
Our slow food mantra promotes local food and traditional cooking whist focusing on organic foods and clean production methods that preserve the environment. JOALI gardens are 100% organic and we grow traditional products, including vegetables, fruits, culinary and medicinal herbs, using sustainable techniques, and draw on science and knowledge from the past to produce the best ingredients whilst protecting the environment.
Dive Against Debris and Island Clean-ups
Our mantra is to give back to nature and prevent waste wherever possible. Food and garden waste are composted into natural fertiliser, while paper, packaging and cans are recycled. Hazardous waste is carefully managed in order to protect our staff, guests and the local environment. We also encourage digital reading materials across the island.