To reach such goal, we have made children our top priority as they are the future of our society. Giving them the opportunities to learn, to grow, and to live with good health and happiness will help create a solid foundation for the long-term development of every community.
One of our CSR initiatives for children emerged from this philosophy is “Dusit Smiles”, which has become our global charity programme companywide. To heal children’s smiles and make the world a better place, we have partnered with Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org), a worldwide organisation that mobilises a force of medical professionals and caring hearts to provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Through an extensive year-round activity under Dusit Smiles, we are not only helping to raise funds to support numbers of operations, but also uplifting awareness among our clients, partners, and employees via training, mission visits, government relations, marketing and public relations, and others.
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Silver Certification by EarthCheck
Globally, corporations have been playing an important role in sharing and promoting the principles of environmental sustainability. With impacts of climate change and growing populations, the tourism industry is particularly vulnerable to the environmental and social issues that face our planet today.
At Dusit International, we have been making significant efforts to reduce carbon footprint as we recognise the importance to contribute to the well-being of the communities. To ensure that we implement an extensive green policy in all possible practices, we have advanced our commitment to protecting the environment by undertaking benchmarking under the EarthCheck Programme in order to receive independent and comprehensive proof of its environmental commitment and become EarthCheck certified by 2011.
Eleven of our hotels and resorts across Asia and the Middle East, have participated in the EarthCheck Programme with four hotels, including Dusit Thani Pattaya, Dusit Thani Dubai, dusitD2 chiang mai, and Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, have already been benchmarked by achieving the Bronze status. More properties will be joining this programme in the future.
By reducing carbon footprint and ensuring the environmental sustainability for our growth and development, we are able to build our foundations to be recognised as one of leading hotel brandS in Asia. More information on EarthCheck Programme, visit www.earthcheck.org