Sani Resort, the first certified carbon neutral resort in Greece since 2020, is proud of their world-leading Sani Green programme which is dedicated to improving its sustainable performance through well-defined policies, measurable target and interactive guest experiences – all designed in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Set in a majestic 1,000-acre ecological reserve with Blue-flagged sandy beaches, forest trails and wetlands to explore, the resort encourages guests to respect and look after nature within a sustainable mini self-contained world. Alongside greatly increasing the renewable local energy capacity, while cutting down on carbon emissions (Zero Carbon Footprint), the resort has also pledged to be net zero by 2030, as well as zero plastic and zero waste by 2024 – as part of Sani’s Zero Carbon Footprint project. New for 2023, Sani resort is also undergoing an assessment of the carbon footprint of Sani Forest, named ‘ECOCARBON’ and launching another project ‘ECOSERVICES’ to protect and enhance the biodiversity and natural regeneration of Sani’s forest ecosystems. Sani also supports various biodiversity projects, the Sani Wetlands Project and tree-planting, as well as over 40 organisations (schools, hospitals, refugee shelters) and provides scholarships to encourage local farmers to farm more sustainably. The Sani Bee Spot, is the largest bee spot in Greece and in collaboration with the non-profit Bee Camp protects the residential bees and pollinators, which are very important for the local ecosystem. Sani has also teamed up with non-profit iSea to catalogue, for the first time ever, the resident dolphins of the Halkidiki region. Alongside guest experiences, over 60% of Sani’s produce comes from within 100mi of the resort, with in-resort botanical gardens supporting the farm-to-table approach of its restaurants and the ‘Winnow Programme’ carefully monitoring food waste – Tomata Restaurant in the Marina has also been launched as Zero Waste Kitchen. Sani has reduced water use by 48% in the last five years, reducing single use plastic by 80% since 2013, as well as recycling rates of over 90%. The resort is now powered by 100% renewable electricity. Additionally, electric car charging stations can now be found in various locations around the resort, all club cars are now electric, and the resort has introduced a new fleet of plug-in and hybrid cars for transfers.