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Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021

Centara Hotels awarded Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognition






Thailand based Centara Hotels & Resorts has attained 'GSTC-Recognised Standard' status from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.


The group says it is a milestone achievement in its commitment to long-term sustainability.


With the new GSTC Recognition, Centara becomes the first Asian hospitality group to formally incorporate the GSTC criteria in its internal sustainability system called Centara EarthCare.


"We are delighted to have achieved the GSTC-Recognised Standard status, a crucial step in our journey to a sustainable future," said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.


In order to track, measure and improve in areas of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Centara has adopted the GSTC-recognised Greenview Portal, an industry-specific system for hotel companies.


To achieve the GSTC-Recognised Standard status, Centara EarthCare was reviewed by technical experts and the assurance panel at GSTC to certify that the standard meets the four pillars of the GSTC Criteria: Environment, Social, Cultural, and Management principles.


The group's green goals are to reduce energy and water usage by 20% within 10 years, as well as a significant reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions.


The groups' portfolio consists of 84 properties across Thailand, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE.


"We remain committed to incorporate green practices into our management approaches and corporate identity. With the new GSTC-Recognised status, Centara EarthCare will be able to provide a clear benchmark and guidelines for projects," said David Good, EVP of Hotel Operations, Centara Hotels & Resorts.


 

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