Dusit International-tourism industry leaders for environmental sustainability
Dusit International has adopted a leadership position in the tourism industry by introducing a sustainability action plan aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and increasing its commitment to environmentally responsible practices.
With 20 of the finest hotels, world-class standards of comfort and convenience, and a professional quality of service that blends efficiency with the warmth of traditional Thai hospitality, Dusit International is proud to display its commitment to the environment by joining the internationally-recognised Green Globe benchmarking, certification and performance improvement programme developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry.
Dusit International has introduced the Green Globe programme as an extension of its existing environmental policies. Dusit understands that to be recognised as a leader the group has an important contribution to make to the environment and a responsibility to demonstrate to others its commitment to a strong corporate social responsibility platform.
Having implemented a number of internal procedures which support a conscious effort to address energy conservation and other sustainability strategies, Dusit is leading the way with its commitment to an environmentally responsible operation. Dusit is also aware that by addressing sustainability there is also a pragmatic purpose as well - the incontrovertible evidence that superior environmental performance can improve the risk level, profitability, and performance of an organisation which in turn ensures the Group will receive long term rewards for its forward planning.
By undertaking benchmarking under the Green Globe Company Standard Dusit International will receive independent and comprehensive proof of its environmental commitment through the monitoring and improvement reports it receives each year as part of the process towards achieving Certification.
Octavio Gamarra, Senior Vice President, Dusit International says “As we prepare for the growth and development of our company it is imperative that we initiate programmes to reduce the carbon footprint and ensure the sustainability of this exciting expansion. With our commitment to Green Globe Certification, we can assure our partners, staff and shareholders that we are building on our foundations to be recognised as one of Asia’s leading hotel chains”
Green Globe is the international benchmarking and certification programme for the travel and tourism industry based on the Agenda 21 principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 Heads of State at the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992.
Green Globe is managed by EC3 Global, the commercialisation division of the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), the world’s leading scientific institution delivering research to support the sustainability of travel and tourism – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries.
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