Feb 18, 2013, Los Angeles, CA –
Green Globe announces re-certification of the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in Chiang Rai, in Thailand. For years Anantara’s Chiang Rai Resort has demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment through education, innovation and empowerment. To ensure that corporate social responsibility equates to sustainable tourism, social and ecological responsibility has been integrated into the resorts’ core business operations and management.
“Both our daily hotel operations and unique guest experiences highlight our stringent efforts to protect, preserve and enhance local nature, culture and community,” said Christian Zunk, General Manager at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa. “We are delighted to have been recognized by Green Globe for the second year running and it is our goal to increase our level of heartfelt responsibility even further in the future. We are actively engaged in our adherence to Green Globe standards in the long term, which requires action from our directors, shareholders, management team, associates, guests and partners on a continuous basis.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, and the property has implemented strict policies for water and energy conservation. The resort has initiated programs to reduce all waste, both consumable and non-consumable. Packaging is eliminated where possible, and local suppliers focusing on products that are durable and recyclable are given preference. Guests are invited to join local social awareness programs offered by the hotel, and indigenous culture is integrated into everyday experiences. A dedicated Green Team motivates and educates staff members to making their own individual contribution to towards protecting their planet.
All Anantara properties across Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, the Maldives, and the Middle East immerse in local initiatives that give back to the community and environment, enhancing the social and environmental surroundings of each Anantara destination. Whether it’s rescuing street elephants in Thailand, marine turtle protection in Phuket, coral rejuvenation in the Maldives or supporting local farmers in Indonesia, Anantara is dedicated to carrying out a corporate social responsibility program at a grassroots level in each of its exotic locations around the world.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in Thailand. The Golden Triangle is one region in particular open to harm – not only from human intervention – but also from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, which can cause immense devastation in the region. I am very impressed with Anantara’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, and their innovative approach to technical and practical measures that contribute to the preservation of the fragile local eco-system.”
About Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa
Situated in northern Thailand’s lush jungle at the heart of the legendary Golden Triangle, Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is a natural retreat spread over 160 acres of bamboo forest, rice paddy fields and indigenous Bill Bensley designed grounds. Perched on a hilltop and designed in royal Thai Lanna style, all rooms and suites overlook the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, as well as the Mekong and Ruak rivers. Unique destination experiences include unforgettable adventures at the onsite Elephant Camp, Lanna cooking lessons, locally inspired healing spa rituals and Golden Triangle discovery tours.
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About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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