The audit starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Club Director Dr Olli Oltrogge and the Travelife auditor meet in order to discuss the conduct of the eight-hour audit. Due to the traffic situation, the Travelife auditor has arrived earlier and has already started to have a look at the club’s public facilities two hours before the official go-ahead. This is not a problem, as the club is well prepared.
The audit starts with an inspection of documents proving that the statutory requirements have been met and that the environmental statements, progress reports and environmental analyses meet Travelife’s requirements. The audit entails constantly shifting between documents in file folders and data files on the screen. 1,117 documents prepared over the past two years document the sustainability performance of ROBINSON Club Soma Bay: regular meetings concerning sustainability, fund-raising campaigns, measures to reduce the CO2 footprint, compliance with health and safety regulations, strict hygiene standards in the kitchen, improvements in energy efficiency, support for municipal institutions but also information about ways to protect corals and fish at the off-shore reefs, and many other achievements.