Radisson Blu Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach, the first class and upper upscale brand of Carlson, continues its commitment to sustainable and healthy environment. For two consecutive years, the Radisson Blu Resort Phuket has received a Silver Certification due to its consistent environmental practices that have been recognized by EarthCheck; the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism certification organization.The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous, and is focused on maximizing operational efficiencies to minimize CO2e emissions, while supporting host communities. It looks at key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production as well as community commitment, 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 Sliver Certification
Another recognition, Smoke-Free Hotel Certification has been awarded by Green Leaf Foundation of Thailand. This is awarded to hotels who demonstrate its commitment of having a healthy environment by minimizing smoking for both its guests and employees. Smoke-Free Hotel is under the Non-Smoker’s Health Protection Act B.E. 2535 (1992) and the Notification of Ministry Of Public Health (No.15) B.E. 2548 (2005) encouraging hotels to promote the total well-being of guests and employees. The hotel is now more than 65% smoke-free in guestrooms as well as in public areas.
“The management and staff of Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach are very proud to achieve the two recognitions which are EarthCheck Silver and Smoke-Free Hotel Certifications. We have been developing the sustainable travel and tourism since the hotel opening. Inside and outside the hotel, we are committed to protect the environment by making a clean and sustainable community by reducing trashes, regular cleaning of our beachfront, setting the garbage bins at proper locations, recycling of resources and constant involvement of the community with our environmental initiatives” said Mr.Peter Schiess, general manager of Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach.
“We participate in many good projects like mangrove forest rehabilitation, regular blood donations, protection and preservation of sea turtles, sponsoring a sea research center and a local school. We also coordinate with other business entities and organizations whose environmental visions are similar to us in following the 3Rs: reducing, reusing and recycling of the natural resources”, Schiess added.
Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach features 211 guestrooms, four food and beverage outlets, three free-form swimming pools, a beachfront, an exclusive spa and a wide variety of recreational activities, It is located on the secluded Makham Bay and a short walking distance to Phuket Aquarium.