As Soneva considers a carbon footprint beyond energy and also includes guest air travel (68% of carbon footprint) carbon mitigation is required. To address these emissions we have introduced an environmental levy of 2% of room revenue to each guest’s stay, which has raised $6.2 million to date. The Soneva Foundation invests these funds in projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact, and importantly, offset carbon emissions from resort activities and guest flights. We have implemented and initiated projects that will mitigate around 1 million tonnes CO2 over the next seven years. 190,000 lives have been improved so far and 388,599 tonnes CO2 has been mitigated to date.