Our Environmental and Social Commitments
As part of our commitment to contributing to the well-being of the communities in which we operate, Dusit Hotels and Resorts embraces Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through extensive activities in our hotels, resorts and business units across the globe.
Dusit’s CSR initiatives guide our behaviour as an organisation and we encourage our guests, stakeholders and employees to embrace these values.
Bangkok, 13 July 2015 – Leading Asian hotel chain Dusit International continues its mission to help bring smiles to children living with facial abnormalities through its Dusit Smiles programme, run in partnership with Operation Smile Thailand (OST).
Recently, representatives of both organisations met at Dusit Thani Bangkok’s Benjarong Restaurant where Dusit COO Mr David Shackleton presented a donation of 205,658.14 THB to Dr. Paul Robere, Board Member of Operation Smile Thailand. The donation brings Dusit Smiles’ year-to-date total to 507,941.72 THB, just over its 2015 goal of 500,000 THB. Dusit’s CSR Team is confident that with 5 more months left to the year, they will continue to raise this figure so that more children can receive the reconstructive facial surgeries they need, completely free of charge.
The donation funds were collected through various initiatives, including staff and guests donations as well as activities such as Colour Miles for Smiles, the student-led 5km charity run held in Bangkok this April.
Also earlier this year, the dusitD2 Chiang Mai hotel provided accommodation and meals for the producers, directors and crew members behind Operation Smile Thailand’s new promotional video, “The Painted Smile.” The film, conceptualised and shot by multi-award winning advertising agency BBDO, will be shown on various channels including True TV, Major Cineplex, VGI Global Media, TV Direct and more. Dusit International will feature the short film on the TV screens in all guest rooms of its Thailand hotels.
One of Dusit’s top CSR priorities is the well-being and health of children. Dusit Smiles is a CSR programme developed in partnership with Operation Smile, a charitable organisation that mobilises a force of medical professionals to provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Dusit Smiles not only enables the company to raise funds in support of Operation Smile, but it also promotes awareness among clients, partners, and employees through trainings, visits, government relations, and marketing and public relations.
|CSR Program||Month – Year||Location||Amount|
|Misson I||October – 2010||Sisaket Province||1,231,125.60|
|Mission II||June – 2012||Nakhon Ratchasima||1,278,616.80|
|Misson III||April – 2013||Chiang Mai||1,395,805.63|
In order to effect change in the communities where we operate, staff, guests and partners of Dusit International also participate in a myriad of social initiatives with local communities, raising funds to benefit neighbouring schools, temples and charitable organisations.
Dusit Hotels and Resorts has partnered with EarthCheck, the world’s leading sustainable environmental benchmarking and certification programme. All hotels and resorts enrolled in the programme are Silver certified.
To learn more, visit www.earthcheck.org.
|Past 3 Years Achievement||Goals for 2014|
|Waste to Landfill||-5.84%||-10%|
At 2014, Silver Certification by EarthCheck