BANGKOK, 14 March 2018” EarthCheck has recognised five more properties under Centara Hotels & Resorts with its Gold certification.
Following these additions, EarthCheck now recognises 10 Centara properties across the group has having obtained Gold certification.
The Gold designation is only conferred after five years of continuous Silver certification, independent assessments and adherence to internationally recognised standards.
Centara has 10 Gold certified properties, plus another five with Silver certifications – the phase preceeding Gold status. Centara earned its first Gold certification in 2015.
Centara began its concerted environmental initiative in 2008. It involves energy, water, and waste management programmes; education and engagement of management, staff, suppliers, guests and the community, with objective monitoring of all activities to measure its improvements.
The five new Gold certifications were presented to:
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resorts Pattaya, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Centara Kata Resort Phuket, and Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives.
Together, these properties reduced their carbon footprint by 37 kg. CO2 equivalent per guest night. Their performance on greenhouse gas emissions has been on average 30% better than the global best practice benchmark.
“To celebrate 10 Gold certified properties, we are committed to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5% in 2018,” said Centara VP operations David Good. “These accomplishments motivate the rest of our teams as we continue our efforts to bring about positive environmental change.”
“We believe it is important to take a leadership role and encourage others to join the effort,” added Centara’s CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Whether you’re staying with us in the centre of Bangkok or on a pristine tropical beach, we want you to be aware of our strong commitment towards the environment and sustainability.”