Alliance of marine mammal parks and aquariums AMMPA, an international association that represents marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organizations dedicated to assure the highest standards of marine mammal care and their conservation in the wilderness through public education, scientific studies, and wildlife presentations. Only a few Alliance members, including The Dolphin Company, feature unforgettable interactive programs in every facility (other parks only include shows), that develop special educational and research programs that help marine mammals in the wild and also to rescue stranded animals to get healthy again.
International Marine Animal Trainers Association IMATA is an association that was founded to promote professionalism, communication, and cooperation from those who serve marine mammal science through training, research, public display, education, and conservation. IMATA recognizes the role and responsibilities of the places that offer marine mammal housing. The Dolphin Company has received in each one of their locations the IMATA recognition, leaving us as the worldwide company with the highest number of professional trainers associated with this organization.
"It is the conscious and congruent commitment to integrally fulfill the purpose of the company, as much in the internal as in the external way, considering the expectations of all its participants in economic, social or human and the environmental matters, demonstrating respect by the ethical values, the people, the communities and the habitat and for the construction of the common well-being." For The Dolphin Company, being part of this distinctive implies a huge commitment to positively satisfy the needs of their groups of interest, incorporating them to their business strategy of a social vision that allows us to carry out beyond the law obligations.
Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is one of the sister parks of Dolphin Discovery and is the latest attraction to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC). The habitat implemented a training and certification program provided by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to help ensure guests and families with children who have autism have the best possible experience. For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children on the autism spectrum with sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns, have limited travel options and created programs specifically for the hospitality and travel industry.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 230 facilities in the United States and overseas, which collectively draw more than 200 million visitors every year. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, they dedicate millions of dollars annually to support scientific research, conservation, and education programs.
American Humane (AH) is an organization founded in 1877, committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. American Humane's leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. It was previously called the International Humane Association, before changing its name in 1878. In 1940, it became the sole monitoring body for the humane treatment of animals on the sets of Hollywood films and other broadcast productions. American Humane is best known for its trademarked certification "No Animals Were Harmed", which appears at the end of film or television credits where animals are featured in. It has also run the Red Star Animal Emergency Services since 1916. In 2000, American Humane formed the Farm Animal Services program, an animal welfare label system for food products. American Humane is currently headquartered in Washington DC and It is a nonprofit organization.
This association unites the main parks and non-itinerant attractions of the world. Today it has more than 4,800 members in more than 90 countries all over the world, which gives The Dolphin Company international presence when participating in the diverse events that this association organizes each year. It provides advice and support over different marketing strategies, security and efficiency to keep the high-quality standards that the industry requires.
The Dolphin Company has the certificate of Excellence given by Trip Advisor. It is granted annually only to those establishments that had received comments and positive points on the biggest web page of the world Trip Advisor. Only 10% of all the establishments that figure on this website get this precious award each year. These establishments are those who possess the best record of points, recent comments, positively and constantly, conceived by the audience for 12 months. The travelers make plans and get the perfect trip with Trip Advisor, relying on liable advice posted by real travelers from around the globe, with 260 millions of unique visitors per month and more than 125 millions of opinions and comments over 2,7 millions of lodges, restaurants, and places of interest.
The "H" distinctive is a Mexican certification for food and beverage establishments to fulfill the hygiene standards mentioned in the Mexican norm NMX-F605 NORMEX 2004. Granted and guaranteed on behalf of the Mexican Tourism Board and the Health Ministry based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. The "H" distinctive, more than a certificate, is a method that assures the high quality of the food and beverages served at an establishment.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The Mexican Association of Habitats for the Interaction and Protection of Marine Mammals A.C. (AMHMAR) is a non-profit organization, comprising mexican leader companies in the field. It’s main purpose is to protect and preserve sea mammals that are being cared by humans, in order to promote the conservation of the oceans through education.
ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Their members include travel advisors, and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. They are the leading advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public.
Awarded "Super Empresas 2019" (Leading Companies 2019). This reassures that Dolphin Discovery is a high-quality Company— in the human resources management, policy-wise, with procedures and practices that fortify the organizational culture and working environment. At the Dolphin Discovery Group, the human resources department continues to develop a strategy that has always been promoting initiatives that allow the innovation for its services portfolio and products, and also to keep improving its practices to continue inspiring every associate that integrates it.
Encourage the team to continue to grow and excel, is an essential part of Dolphin Discovery Group, which has worked every day to achieve this certification in the Gender Equity Model (GEM). Dolphin Discovery Group was certified by the National Institute of Women, awarded to companies that are committed to improving the welfare of its members to incorporate strategies to promote equality in the workplace and personnel for men and women. This certification generates a significant impact on the company as it improves organizational climate, strengthens the human capital of organizations and promotes equal opportunities for women and men, improving working conditions.
MY World Mexico is an initiative supported by the United Nations Campaign for Action for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aims to mobilize and actively involve people and organizations from all sectors in favor of implementation, financing, monitoring, socialization and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs in Mexico. MY World Mexico has an influence that has positioned it as one of the platforms of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the most recognized SDGs at international, national and local levels. Through annual programs and mobilizations, MY World Mexico empowers people and organizations to lead actions and processes in favor of sustainable development in the country and the world.