Cozumel, Mexico, September 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Diving deep to clean up debris from the world’s second-largest coral reef, cleaning beaches where loggerhead turtles are known to nest and supporting the Austism Center of Cozumel is just another day on the job for employees of Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa.
As part of InterContinental Hotels & Resort’s Responsible Business Week 2012 and inspired by National Geographic's support of UNESCO’s World Heritage and sustainable tourism initiative “People Protecting Places,” employees of Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa participated in several activities to enhance and preserve Cozumel Island for future generations.
During Responsible Business Week 2012, the resort’s team:
· Coordinated a reef cleanup activity with ScubaDu dive masters in collecting non-recyclable debris from the bottom of the sea
· Removed debris from one of the island’s many white sand beaches where sea turtles are known to nest
· Conducted maintenance to improve the Austism Center of Cozumel’s facilities
· Hosted Dr. Carla Manzanero, director of the Austism Center of Cozumel, to speak to resort staffers about autism
· Collected more than US$3,800 in donations for the Austism Center
“Cozumel is our little piece of heaven, and we take great pride in keeping it that way for our neighbors and the millions of tourists who visit each year,” said Henry Walther, resort General Manager.
In 2011, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world dedicated more than 10,000 hours to Responsible Business Week activities aimed at preserving the communities where they operate. To find out more about Responsible Business initiatives, visit www.InterContinental.com/responsible.