Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Awarded for Staying Green
EIA awards Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket for the 6th time with the EIA Monitoring Award
Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has received the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Monitoring Award for 2008 in recognition of its consistent effort in management of the environment in and around the property.
EIA Monitoring Awards aim to encourage enterprises to be aware of their responsibility towards environmental impact, to support the enterprises in developing their EIA management and be a role model to others. The award, which has been won by the resort since 2000, was presented last month by Mr. Suwit Kunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, during a ceremony at the Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Bangkok.
“Environmental management has long been a key policy for the resort and that all departments of the hotel ensure this is one of their main concerns since our hotel was opened in 1987. All our staff are required to be friendly with the environment, and we aim to ensure that this is taken forward to our guests through our various campaigns and programmes,” said Mr. Peter Komposch, General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
In 1992 Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket received the prestigious International Hotel Association Environmental Award. Over the years there have been many campaigns implemented by the hotel to raise awareness of environmental concerns for both staff and guests, such as the Love Tree Planting Ceremony conducted after wedding ceremonies, nature bike tours, and the Water Day slogan contest.
Additionally, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has required the Green Leaf certification from the Green Leaf Foundation since 1998. The certification is presented to the resort to certify that it has contributed to the betterment of Thailand’s environment through the improvement of the hotel’s performance and efficiency.
The resort has also won other notable environment related awards, including the Tourism for Tomorrow Award from British Airways in 1996, the Environmental Champion award from TUI Deutschland in 2004 and the Excellence Award from TAT Tourism Award in 2008.
Mr. Peter Komposch, (middle, holding the award), General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, and Green Leaf committees led by Mr. Vichan Rattanaupong, (2nd from left), Chief Engineer of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket