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Rescuing Basma the turtle

Watch the incredible moment when we release Basma, the hawksbill sea turtle, back into the Red Sea. We found Basma near Eiqat Rizk Island with ‘floating syndrome’. After help from Fakieh Aquarium and the Saudi National Center for Wildlife, she’s now back to full health.

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Our Coral Commitment

Through our ambitious pledge to protect and regenerate coral ecosystems, we’re leading innovative programs that extend beyond the azure waters of the Red Sea, in collaboration with the Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP)

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Highlights - Responsible Development

Our Initiatives

Outstanding GRESB score

We're delighted to announce that the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) has awarded us the prestigious Regional Sector Leader award for our outstanding score of 91 out of 100 in this year’s ESG assessment.

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Ancient reptile fossils found

In partnership with the Saudi Geological Survey, we carried out advanced geological and paleontological research across both The Red Sea Project and AMAALA sites and revealed several significant findings - including the bones of an enormous marine lizard over 80 million years old.

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World Ocean Day

At The Red Sea we go far and beyond what has been done before to enhance and protect our spectacular marine life and thriving coral reefs.

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Rescued turtles

In this blog, our Protected Species Science Manager Dr. Royale Hardenstine tells us the story of Amal & Hayat, two hawksbill turtles rescued by The Red Sea team.

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A journey of Hope

Watch as our Environmental Sustainability team speaks about their experience in saving two endangered hawksbill turtles and releasing them back into their natural habitats at The Red Sea Project on Waqadi island.

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100% Renewable Energy

An ACWA Power-led consortium was awarded our highest-value contract to date to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure, powered 100% by renewable energy 24/7 with the build of the world's largest battery facility.

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Outstanding GRESB score
Ancient reptile fossils found
World Ocean Day
Rescued turtles
A journey of Hope
100% Renewable Energy
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Protecting & Preserving Biodiversity

Our million-square-meter landscape nursery is the largest in the Middle East and will provide 30 million plants for The Red Sea and AMAALA, supporting our +30% net conservation value target

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Continuous Commitment
to Net Zero

The launch of our mangrove nursery aligns with the national objectives of the Saudi Green Initiative and our commitment to net zero carbon emissions from operations.

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Responsible Reporting

A scientific paper was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science detailing the extensive marine spatial planning exercise we conducted at The Red Sea.

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 Renewable Energy

The Red Sea and Amaala will be run with 100 percent renewable energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all of which will be generated by solar power and underpinned by the largest battery storage facility in the world to guarantee supply at night-time.

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Technology & Innovation

Our Turtle Bay villas and townhouses won the Outstanding Developer LEED Homes Award. We are honored to be recognized as a green building leader by the US Green Building Council.

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Partnerships

The Ocean Race

We partnered with sailing's greatest round-the-world race to support awareness of global ocean conservation efforts and create a long-term sailing legacy in The Red Sea.

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AlUla

We partnered with AlUla to drive collaboration in the Saudi Arabian tourism sector and the country’s growth as an internationally in-demand location for both tourists and investors.

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North Sails

We partnered with North Sails to bring regenerative tourism and sustainable sailing and water sports together.

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Zain

We partnered with Zain KSA to launch the world’s first zero-carbon 5G network at The Red Sea destination.

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WTTC

Our partnership with the World Travel & Tourism Council recognizes the leading role we’re playing in driving a paradigm shift from sustainable to regenerative tourism development.

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Smart mobility

We signed agreements with Electromin and Energy International Corporation to deploy a next-generation fleet of zero-emission electric buses for employee transportation.

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Working at Red Sea Global

Our aim is to set new standards in regenerative tourism, sustainable development, respecting the natural world, creating opportunities for the local communities and protecting and enhancing the destination for the future.

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We are developing a regulatory framework that comprises innovative policies and strategies to facilitate our ambitious sustainability and regeneration commitments. This includes the regulation of fisheries, removal of invasive species in the area, conservation zones and the expansion of green and blue habitats to encourage regeneration and carbon sequestration.

We’ve invested heavily in innovative construction methods such as off-site manufacturing while we are using sustainable products and materials, for example green concrete.

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75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

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75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

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75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

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75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

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75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

Awards - Planet

Awards

Turtle Bay Villas and Townhouses win LEED Homes Award

Red Sea Global has won the LEED Homes Award in Outstanding Developer category for our Turtle Bay Villas and Townhouses, which achieved Platinum LEED Homes certification in 2022.

We’re honored to be recognized as a green building leader by the US Green Building Council and LEED professionals. 

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Turtle Bay Hotel wins Offsite Project of the Year

Our Turtle Bay Hotel has won the prestigious Offsite Project of the Year award at the Construction Technology Awards 2023. 

We’re proud to be recognized as a best-in-class project in the sustainable construction environment as we continue creating beautiful destinations for people and planet.

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Prestigious Green Key certification for Turtle Bay Hotel

We became the first Saudi hospitality entity to achieve the prestigious Green Key certification for our Turtle Bay Hotel at The Red Sea.

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Environmental Management Standard ISO Award

We're delighted to have been awarded the Environmental Management Standard ISO14001:2015 by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

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Construction Week awards

We're delighted to have been awarded the Environmental Management Standard ISO14001:2015 by the British Standards Institution (BSI). This further establishes our commitment to protect and enhance The Red Sea's 28,000km2 area on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

BIM Project Kitemark world first

We're delighted to have been awarded the Environmental Management Standard ISO14001:2015 by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

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Another ISO first

We're proud to announce that we're one of the first development companies in the Middle East to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management of the design and construction of assets at The Red Sea.

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Turtle Bay Villas and Townhouses win LEED Homes Award
Turtle Bay Hotel wins Offsite Project of the Year
Prestigious Green Key certification for Turtle Bay Hotel
Environmental Management Standard ISO Award
Construction Week awards
BIM Project Kitemark world first
Another ISO first

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Our Partnerships

“Red Sea Global is an organization led by science, which prioritizes the health and well being of the environments in which it operates. Our incredible team of local and international scientists are testament to the commitment made by the leadership of the group to show tourism can be a force for good and demonstrate meaningful examples of more responsible approaches to the way we develop and operate.

Dr. Omar Al Attas 

HEAD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND REGENERATION, RED SEA GLOBAL

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Sustainability Reports

Sustainability Reports

2023 Report

Our survey highlighted the importance of Red Sea Global’s environmental protection and regeneration efforts on the many endangered species that inhabit Saudi Arabia’s western coastline.

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2022 Report

Our year-long study of The Red Sea coast is the largest ever environmental survey by a development company and will serve as the baseline for honoring our ambition to deliver meaningful net conservation benefits through biodiversity enhancement efforts.

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