The Grand Palladium Resorts in the Mayan Riviera have been honored with the Silver Green Globe Award and the Travelife Gold Level in recognition for its eco-friendly philosophy. The Green Globe Award, leading environmental awards in the tourism sector, has been given by EarthCheck, the most important international organization that issues sustainability certifications in tourism. In turn, as part of TUI Travel PLC, the Travelife Sustainability System has given the “Gold Level” to this tourist complex. In every Grand Palladium Resort, we are committed to the efficient usage of natural resources, encouraging our staff, guests and suppliers to participate in our environmental policies. The use of biodegradable products, low energy lighting, recycling of solid residues and re-use of materials that can be utilized for other purposes are a fundamental part of our policy. These environmentally friendly policies have helped in the preservation of more than 80% of the Resorts’ natural habitat and energy savings of almost 5% in 2009 compared to the two previous years. In order to increase living standards in the area, we also promote the use of local products and foster eco-cultural actions and learning of sustainable development. The Grand Palladium Resorts in the Mayan Riviera have been awarded with these two recognitions after previously receiving the Bronze Green Globe Award and the Travelife Silver Level. We would like to congratulate our Resorts staff for these well-deserve recognitions for their efforts in reducing the environmental impact on this idyllic location.