Xoximilco Cancún: Best Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility in Mexico

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Youngest Xcaret park recognized for its ties to the community

Xoximilco Cancún, the youngest park of Experiencias Xcaret Group, was recognized as 2015 Best Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility in the "Links with the Community" category, a distinction awarded by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI), the Alliance for Social Responsibility in Mexico (ALIARSE) and Forum Empresa.

According to the analysis of the Technical Evaluation Committee, Xoximilco Cancún’s business model contributes to the sustainable management of the company. It positively impacts their public relations, influences business success, considers stakeholder expectations, and integrates social responsibility in the day-to-day management of the company.

It utilizes resources and technology that contribute to social responsibility. It has measurable, innovative, sustainable and replicable results, along with originality in its planning and execution. This recognition showcases Xcaret as a leader of social responsibility in the tourism industry.

Over the past 25 years Experiencias Xcaret has put value into authentic natural beauties of Quintana Roo, to turn them into successful tourist products. Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego and Xenotes Tour, together receive more than two and a half million visitors annually.

The most recent addition to the group is a totally new concept. It was originally a “sascab” mine, used for the extraction of construction materials. Then it became a garbage dump. Xcaret took advantage of the old mine’s operation channels to create a navigable circuit replenished by natural underground rivers.

To restore the damaged vegetation, they have planted 250,000 native plants, including various timber and palms from the nurseries of Experiencias Xcaret.

The solid waste management program’s priority is separation. This enables the highest possible percentage of recycling and a fraction to the landfill. According to EarthCheck, the most renowned seal of sustainability worldwide, Experiencias Xcaret recover 75 percent of the waste generated in its parks on average, while the world average in tourism enterprises is 50 percent recovery.

Xoximilco Cancún is a beautiful set of canals that is toured at night on picturesque gondolas, offering the visitor a fun way to pass time, as well as offering a wide array of traditional Mexican culinary options. The authentic Mexican fiesta experience is topped off different sets of traditional live music.

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