Environmental Performance Of Dusit Thani Hua Hin Certified To Silver Status By EarthCheck
The high standard of environmental performance practiced by
Dusit Thani Hua Hin has been recognized by EarthCheck; the world's
leading certifier of travel and tourism organisations.
Dusit Thani Hua Hin has joined industry leaders from more than 70
countries by being awarded EarthCheck Silver Certified status. To
gain this, we have had to report our environmental footprint to
independent auditors and adhere to internationally recognized
standards of Best Practice.
"At Dusit Thani Hua Hin we have been making significant efforts to
reduce our carbon footprint as we recognize 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
advanced our commitment to protecting the environment by
undertaking benchmarking under the EarthCheck Programme in order to
receive independent and comprehensive proof of our environmental
commitment and become EarthCheck certified by the end of 2011,"
said General Manager, Victor Sukseree.
During the process, Dusit Thani Hua Hin was also required to
submit a year's worth of operational data which was benchmarked
against industry Best Practice. The data was then measured against
a number of key indicators such as energy and water consumption,
total waste production, and community commitment.
"By taking a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of
their sustainability practices, Dusit Thani Hua Hin was able to
identify where they were out-performing others and where room for
improvement remained," explained EarthCheck CEO, Stewart
"Achieving certification is not an easy task and many
organisations do not make it past the basic benchmarking stage.
Securing a highly-ranked benchmarking result requires a strong
commitment across all levels of an organization and the imbedding
of sustainability principles into all policies and procedures,"
For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck's
benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global
environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More
importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to
reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural
resources at a project-by-project level.
For travellers the world over, it's good to know there's a
credible body keeping track of sustainability claims. The
EarthCheck logo represents the travel and tourism's efforts to come
together and take meaningful steps to address the serious
challenges faced by the planet.