The Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR accreditation for its high standards of hygiene and health measures adopted.

The luxury resort has adopted cleaning, hygienic, and infectious-disease preventative measures of high standards that have been approved by GBAC, a division of ISSA, The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) helps organizations and businesses prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological threats, and biohazard situations, and real-time crises, offering education, training, certification, response management, and crisis consulting for situations where environments require a much higher level of cleaning, disinfection, and restoration. 

To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

GBAC, Executive Director Patricia Olinger said, “GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers, and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments. By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”

The new 5-star Deluxe All-Inclusive Resort is built to blend in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, using materials such as bamboo, natural stones, and Langhi Langhi leaves with a direct focus on energy efficiency and environmental preservation. The resort combines tropical scenery with modern design, creating atmospheres of natural and informal elegance, offering the ideal setting for guests to build new and memorable experiences.

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