BANGKOK, 16 June 2021: Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability with a new long-term goal to meet climate-related targets.

The 10-year corporate level roadmap includes measurable goals for four key initiatives, including a drastic 20% reduction in energy and water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and the amount of waste sent to landfills.

To achieve these goals, the
group is implementing solar power projects and installing sub-metering systems
for water and electrical management. Energy conservation measures and heating
system upgrades are being implemented wherever possible and embedded into daily
operations and ensuring that the waste management policy is being strictly
followed by the individual property, especially keeping food waste reduction in
focus.  

By 2025, Centara aims to
have 100% of its properties certified to an international sustainability
standard, as well as eliminate single-use plastic items in the entire guest
journey, further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to long-term
sustainability.

“By adopting
sustainable, green practices, we are actively choosing to be more aware of our
environmental impact. This not only protects the natural surroundings that
enhance the guest experience in so many of the locations where we operate but
also creates long-term benefits for the company, our customers and our
employees. Setting long-term sustainability goals allows us to incorporate
green practices into our identity and ensures that all our stakeholders are
aligned with Centara’s values and vision for a more mindful, ecologically
conscious future,” said Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat.

He added that Centara’s
approach to sustainability is intrinsically aligned with its mission: “To
provide locally-relevant, Thai-inspired experiences in each of our global
destinations, delighting guests through a blend of innovation, authentic family
values and the unique passion of Centara’s people, whilst maintaining a
commitment to sustainability.”

For more information about Centara’s commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit https://investor.centarahotelsresorts.com.

(Source: Your Stories Centara)