In 2018, new ownership launched a transformational resort-wide initiative to reduce the intensity of Peninsula Papagayo’s environmental footprint. Clear goals were established, including becoming carbon neutral, water neutral, and zero waste to landfill certified by 2025. The trio of environmental targets is part of a comprehensive triple bottom line strategy developed in consultation with EY and local stakeholders, dubbed Papagayo 2025. Under the plan, Peninsula Papagayo will also pursue important biodiversity conservation and social goals. Funding for Creciendo Juntos – the lauded community outreach program launched by Peninsula Papagayo in 2001 – will continue to increase, improving access to quality education and healthcare in the 19 surrounding communities.
Underpinning Papagayo 2025 is an innovative management system created by EY, incorporating 18 recognized sustainability certifications and interrelated best practices that will enable our team to measure progress across a broad range of environmental, social, and economic impacts. The community is on track to become water neutral and zero waste to landfill by the end of this year.