The EarthCheck programme is focused on maximising operational efficiencies to minimise CO2e emissions, looking at key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption along with total waste production to determine the level of performance.
Only those companies that can demonstrate operational practices that adhere to the highest environmental standards receive the much-coveted Silver Certification.
As part of the certification process, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi successfully benchmarked its operations using the EarthCheck tool.
This involved the resort hotel submitting a year’s worth of operational data, and having it compared to that of other organisations that are similar in kind.
The EarthCheck programme uses more than a decade of factual, operational data, submitted by over 1000 companies in more than 60 countries.
Working in this way, the hotel’s management team was able to identify where they were out-performing others, and where room for improvement remained.
“I am delighted that Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has achieved Certified Silver status,” says Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global. “Going well beyond mere tick-box action is not an easy task. It requires the commitment of all levels of staff, as well as a readiness to submit to expert scrutiny.
“The hotel has emerged as an example of an organisation committed to environmentally sustainable tourism, and the EarthCheck logo will serve to demonstrate that their claims are both credible and relevant.”
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is a luxury 192-room and pool villa resort sitting within its own private bay with a beachfront of 500 metres and stunning views of towering limestone formations.
Source = Centara Hotels & Resorts