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2 OUR Promise. OUR Caribbean. Expanding upon the philanthropic work that SRI has undertaken over the past 30 years; to create a positive and sustainable impact on both people s lives and the environment The Sandals Foundation was launched in March (c)(3) nonprofit organization with 100% of monies contributed by the general public going DIRECTLY to programs benefitting the Caribbean community In the Caribbean the islands of Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.

3 We focus on the PROMISE in three key areas: COMMUNITY to uplift, engage and empower ENVIRONMENT to preserve and nurture our unique surroundings EDUCATION to reach our full potential COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION

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5 Partnership with Flanker and Clap Community Centers- for developing youth Dental and Eye Care improving health by offering over 18,000 Jamaicans free service yearly Sports Initiatives- golf Academy, Cricket Academy, Basketball Camp Orphanages- mentorship and support Children Health Care Christmas Toy Drive- Treating over 10,000 Children Emergency Disaster Relief- Haiti

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7 26 Adopted schools 80 High School scholarships Sesame Outreach- healthy eating & Literacy Great Shape Literacy Program- 3 week teacher training session- technology and literacy Book Drives- Over 40,000 books and 100 computers, Jamaica/Antigua

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9 All our hotels are Green Globe certified as we try to make our Carbon footprint as small as we can.. Utilize environmentally friendly chemicals Manage Run off Recycle glass, plastic, cardboard and paper Constant Upgrades & Testing of new energy efficient technology Solar Water Heaters AC Heat recovery Photovoltaic cells Wind Turbines Use of LEB lights

10 Encouraging our adopted schools to have green teams that study environmental stewardship, share it and looks at ways to make their schools greener Volunteering of time by our environmental team to give on-going lessons in schools Building Green houses and promoting growing our own food- -importance of agriculture

11 Educational Support We work closely with our adopted schools to further promote the understanding of protecting and preserving our environment. Worm composting Craft Recycling

12 Culloden Early Childhood Institution Primary school for 150 children, ages 3-6 years, located on Jamaica s south coast in Whitehouse, Westmoreland. School to utilize environmentally friendly practices from construction- to be built from recycled material- alleviating landfill, utilize natural light and ventilation, Water catchment Day to Day Running- reduce, reuse and recycle Method of running school and cost of running it to be used as example to community on how to build and live more Green.

13 Recycling Center Negril, Jamaica In 2010, further efforts include: Additional investment to secure an extruder to produce plastic lumber. Partnering with the Travel Foundation on researching glass jewelry for tourist market which would offer skills training, jobs, and sustainability- give back aspect to Marine investment

14 Continuous Tree planting efforts Tree planting activities in areas that have been identified as being responsible for nutrient loading (silt) of nearby marine areas Climate Change Project A initiative in Antigua and St. Lucia, working alongside the government s environmental divisions. Goal is to plant a total of 2,010 trees in the Babonneau District of St. Lucia and Body Pond in Antigua by November 2010.

15 Beeston Springs Village Tour Pilot program to launch Fall this year with Island Routes Adventure Tours and Countrystyle Community Tourism Network. Helps to develop communities through investment in training, certification and enhancement of local craft and cuisine. Tour of this local farming community provides guests the opportunity to discover Jamaica s rural roots: Objective Provide skills training and alleviate unemployment Promote great respect and appreciation of local flora and fauna by community members as this serves to generate income

16 Protection as well as education of our team on Turtle Conservation & Marine Conservation Work with Environmental groups such as NEPA in all decisions surrounding beach management and use of space to ensure no detrimental encroachment Jet Skis are not allowed at any Sandals property Efficient motor outboards and in board engines utilized on all our vessels (69% more efficient, 70 % less emissions than standard engines) All motorized vessels from resort checked on regularly

17 Great Exuma- Waste Water collected in Elizabeth harbour from moored boats. Beach, Coastal and Reef Clean-Ups Reef Cleanups quarterly by our dive team Monthly- water quality tests to assess our runoff and impact on reef Coastal cleanup activities and adoption of needy beaches such as Port Marie Beach where we pay locals to keep beach clean 12 miles from our closest resort done solely for the purpose of marine protection Reef Balls Project- Partnered with Project Aware for Construction of two reefs- Turks & Caicos

18 Partnering with Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries to manage two MPAS in Boscobel, St. Ann & Whitehouse, Westmoreland Created with the support of local fishermen, and for their benefit Created to help increase resilience of coral reefs and enhance the tourism product Provide assistance to Bluefield s-area fishermen and collaborated with building and installing of 50 marker buoys

19 Coral Conservation with National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), a traveling 8-week show across Jamaica launched on World s Ocean s Day reached over 400 children and continues to make an impact on community. Education/Outreach program with local fishermen about reef treatment, fragility and the impacts of positive vs. negative fishing practices Public awareness through advertising/billboards Board Members - Sub Advisory Committee Fisheries

20 Sandals Foundation playing a role at a national level Jamaica- unique position- management by stakeholders includes private sector and local Fishermen 10 Declared fish Sanctuaries Lack of funding for monitoring and patrolling areas, such as Bluefield's sanctuary which covers over 3,000 acres and doesn t have one patrol boat Working with Partners - CARIBSAVE, Virgin Holidays, Travel foundation, local stakeholders and fisheries to develop a sustainable financing mechanism to reduce dependence on grants and Government funds Feasibility study for J-Fish Partnership Fund presently being done by CARIBSAVE in Partnership with Sandals Foundation

21 Jamaica Fish Sanctuary Partnership Fund The aim is to build meaningful partnerships between the private sector, community and Government Provide Alternative Livelihoods and jobs in communities by creating craft and other services with a market of the tourism industry ( gift shops) proceeds of product Fund In turn contributes to fight against overfishing, poverty, and crime

22 Jamaica Fish Sanctuary Partnership Fund Tourism sector is changing- more and more consumers and guests are concerned about giving back to both community and environmental issues- we are bring them awareness and opportunity The Ja-Fish Fund will have major marketing campaign targeting visitors and specific audience such as divers & sports fisherman. The Ja-Fish Fund will also hope to leverage support from larger donors.

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