BANGKOK, 16 June 2021: Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability with a new long-term goal to meet climate-related targets.
The 10-year corporate level roadmap includes measurable goals for four key initiatives, including a drastic 20% reduction in energy and water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and the amount of waste sent to landfills.
To achieve these goals, the group is implementing solar power projects and installing sub-metering systems for water and electrical management. Energy conservation measures and heating system upgrades are being implemented wherever possible and embedded into daily operations and ensuring that the waste management policy is being strictly followed by the individual property, especially keeping food waste reduction in focus.
By 2025, Centara aims to have 100% of its properties certified to an international sustainability standard, as well as eliminate single-use plastic items in the entire guest journey, further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to long-term sustainability.
“By adopting sustainable, green practices, we are actively choosing to be more aware of our environmental impact. This not only protects the natural surroundings that enhance the guest experience in so many of the locations where we operate but also creates long-term benefits for the company, our customers and our employees. Setting long-term sustainability goals allows us to incorporate green practices into our identity and ensures that all our stakeholders are aligned with Centara’s values and vision for a more mindful, ecologically conscious future,” said Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat.
He added that Centara’s approach to sustainability is intrinsically aligned with its mission: “To provide locally-relevant, Thai-inspired experiences in each of our global destinations, delighting guests through a blend of innovation, authentic family values and the unique passion of Centara’s people, whilst maintaining a commitment to sustainability.”
For more information about Centara’s commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit https://investor.centarahotelsresorts.com.
(Source: Your Stories Centara)