Virgin Limited Edition celebrates success in sustainability ratings

4th September 2018

Virgin Limited Edition is delighted to announce that its properties scored highly, with three and two stars respectively, in this year’s ‘Food Made Good’ ratings issued by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

The ratings reward businesses in the hospitality industry, making it easier for diners and travellers to identify those that truly care about sustainability. This year The Lodge in Verbier and Ulusaba in South Africa were awarded a three star rating, the highest possible accolade. Mont Rochelle in South Africa and Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco were awarded two star ratings, with Kasbah celebrating an additional star from previous years.

The retreats were commended for their efforts in each of the SRA’s core sustainability pillars: sourcing, society and environment. Stand out examples included The Lodge’s dedication to showcasing local producers and suppliers, and Kasbah Tamadot’s approach to recycling ‘grey water’ within its garden.

The SRA’s CEO, Andrew Stephen, said: “International travellers want to be able to use the power of their appetite wisely wherever they choose to go. By leading as well as feeding, Virgin Limited Edition is satisfying this increasing demand for food that not only tastes good but does good too. Guests at all four sites can enjoy their meals safe in the knowledge that are biting into a better food future.”

Virgin Limited Edition believes that luxury does not need to come at the expense of sustainability. Each of the properties is committed to responsible supply chain management, fair trade policies, and ethical dealings with employees, the local community and the environment.

For further information please contact:

Charlotte Dollin charlotte.dollin@virginlimitededition.com / Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0468
Or
Alice Cottingham alice.cottingham@virginlimitededition.com / Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0472

Notes to Editors:

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Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca. Please visit www.virginlimitededition.com for more details.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a not for profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out. We help our Members source food more sustainably, manage resources more efficiently and work more closely with their community. The SRA’s Food Made Good Sustainability Rating helps diners find restaurants that match their sustainability priorities.
www.thesra.org @the_SRA

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