A Commitment to Our
Ecological and Cultural Community

At GEMS our goal is to make a positive social and environmental impact on our communities by creating programming that educate, connect and support the people and nature of Dominica.

Guided by our duty to protect and preserve our surrounding communities and environment, our GEMS properties aim to model sustainable tourism in Dominica. While our programming seeks to provide people with avenues to participate in the tourism industry.

Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of all GEMS properties. As guardians of our precious ecosystems, we have a duty to protect the habitats and culture around our resorts. We maintain a zero waste policy that includes reusing wastewater in irrigation and active composting of landscaping and food waste. Our properties practice small-scale organic farming, with backyard gardens that produce fresh foods directly used in our restaurants, as well as the preservation and regeneration of the marine coral reefs protecting our beaches. And by engaging nearby fishers and farmers and local service providers for excursions and tours outside our hotels, we are able to support local businesses while ensuring a sustainable and low impact of our operations on the surrounding natural environment.

The GEMS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality of Dominica while preserving the community’s rich history and unique character. We are committed to supporting programming based on the “4 Es”: Environment, Education, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment & the Arts.

Education
To provide individuals with opportunities to develop practical skills in the tourism sector through mentorship, on-the-job training and other educational opportunities.

Environment
To support projects that are focused on protecting and preserving the environment, particularly within the context of climate change.

Entrepreneurship
To provide entrepreneurs developing products or services within the hospitality and tourism supply chain with support in growing their hospitality-based businesses.

Entertainment & the Arts
To provide a space for contemporary local artists and creatives to share their work and gain further exposure.

The GEMS Hospitality School provides all young persons, with or without prior training or experience, the opportunity to gain practical skills in the hospitality industry through job exposure and classroom education. Our goal is to equip a core group of individuals who not only possess theoretical and practical knowledge for securing employment in tourism and hospitality, but are passionate about growing the tourism industry and understand its importance to Dominica.

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