At LUX*, we aim to lead the way to a brighter future, while leaving only the slightest trace of our presence on the environment.
Tread Lightly Initiative
Our Tread Lightly initiative aims both to offset 100% of CO2 emissions generated by our properties by the end of 2012, and to also radically reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by the end of 2012.
To date, LUX* is proud to announce that through cooperation with award-winning carbon management specialists, Carbon Footprint Ltd, we are entirely carbon neutral. By allocating an amount from the price of each guest night into the Tread Lightly Fund we were able to invest in a significant internal carbon-reduction strategy, focused on solar-power, LED lighting replacement, wind turbines and the recycling of greywater.
A Green Committee has also been appointed to ensure full coordination between our three LUX* destinations of Mauritius, the Maldives and Reunion Island. In this way, each resort can learn and improve through the experiences of the others.
From the way we use power and resources, to the way we reduce waste and save water - we're just as committed to the wellbeing of our environment as we are to our guests.
Please access more information about Tread Lightly on www.luxtreadlightly.com
The GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation
The GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 by the CEO of GML (formerly Groupe Mon Loisir), Arnaud Lagesse. In July 2009, it became compulsory for all Mauritian companies to use 2% of their profits after tax for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. This budget can be put to use in specific spheres with registered organisations authorised by the National CSR Committee (NGO, Special Purpose Vehicle or National Programmes) or given to the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) as a tax.
During the past year, LUX* has contributed Rs 2.8m to the GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation, which funds numerous projects to aid the alleviation of poverty, provide healthcare to the those in need, protect the environment and promote education and training in local communities.
At LUX*, we believe that education is key and have made it our biggest priority. As such, we offer educational programmes not only to our staff, but also to children in local schools, ensuring that future generations are raised as informed, responsible adults.
Besides its own projects, the GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation also helps various other Mauritian NGOs.
Through the shared efforts and contributions of the company, employees and local communities, we believe that the world really will have a lighter, brighter future.