Our Environmental & Sustainability Policy
Kia Ora & Welcome to Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, a place where we are dedicated to protecting the marine environment and promoting sustainable practices. Our commitment to the environment is reflected in our deep respect and admiration for the fragile ecosystems we explore and enjoy.
At Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, we strive to minimize our environmental impact and inspire our divers, staff, and customers to become Kaitiakitanga (Guardians) of the underwater world. We firmly believe that through responsible actions, increased awareness and more protected areas, we can preserve the beauty and biodiversity of our moana for generations to come.
Our Environmental and Sustainability Statement outlines our core principles and initiatives:
Conservation: We are fully committed to conserving the marine environment and its diverse biodiversity. Our aim is to minimize disturbance to marine habitats, protect sensitive areas, and promote responsible diving practices that preserve the underwater ecosystem.
Education and Awareness: We understand the power of education and awareness in driving positive change. Therefore, we provide comprehensive training and educational resources to our staff and customers, fostering responsible diving practices, environmental consciousness, and the significance of marine conservation. We actively engage with schools, universities, and communities to educate the next generation about the importance of preserving our moana.
Collaborative Partnerships: We actively collaborate with local communities, environmental organizations, scientists, and governmental bodies to support marine conservation initiatives and sustainable development. By forging these partnerships, we aim to contribute to the preservation of our moana on a broader scale.
Footprint Reduction: We have implemented systems and policies to ensure proper waste management, minimize our energy consumption, and promote energy-efficient practices throughout our Dive Center. We prioritize working with suppliers who provide eco-friendly and sustainable products with minimal environmental impact.
Sustainable Procurement: We prioritize the procurement of environmentally friendly and sustainable products and services. We work closely with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability, selecting products with minimal environmental impact.
Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to continuously improving our environmental performance. We regularly review our policies, practices, and performance to identify areas for enhancement. Through innovation and implementation of effective solutions, we aim to further minimize our ecological footprint.
Compliance: We are dedicated to complying with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and permits. As leaders in our industry, we set a high standard and stay informed about changes in environmental regulations, adjusting our practices accordingly.
Minimizing Pest Impact: We are actively engaged in partnerships with pest-free organizations to minimize and mitigate pest populations on the island and surrounding coastline. Through collaborative efforts, we work towards creating a better coastline by reducing the negative impact of pests on the local ecosystem. By implementing effective pest control measures and participating in pest eradication initiatives, we aim to protect native flora and fauna and promote a healthier marine environment.
We invite our staff, customers, and partners to join us on this journey towards a sustainable future. Together, we can make a positive difference in the marine environment and ensure the preservation of the underwater world's beauty for future generations.We encourage staff and customer involvement in these initiatives, fostering a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship.
As inhabitants of the marine reserve, we consider ourselves Kaitiakitanga (guardians) of the sea. We strive to protect the reserve by practicing responsible behaviors, such as avoiding damage to marine life, collecting and properly disposing of rubbish, and reporting any illegal activities. Additionally, we collaborate closely with the Department of Conservation to monitor and combat poaching, ensuring the long-term preservation of this unique marine environment.
Thank you for joining us in our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Together, we can create a brighter future for our moana and the generations to come.