Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Achieves GBAC STAR™ Accreditation for Safety Measures

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for bio-risk situations. The program verifies that Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

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“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,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for bio-risk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”

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. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.

The Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is a new 5-star Deluxe all-inclusive resort, member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The resort is located in Raa Atoll, is surrounded by 1.5 km of white sandy beach on a 20hectares private island, and it boasts 120 luxurious Villas with both contemporary and tropical design, divided into 60 beach villas and 60 overwater villas.

A scenic seaplane journey from Malé will cover the distance in 40 minutes or alternatively, you can choose a 30-minute domestic flight to Ifuru Domestic Airport where guests will enjoy a 15 minutes speedboat ride to the Emerald Maldives Resort.

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