Thailand, September 2017 – EarthCheck, the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism organization has certified Angsana Laguna Phuket and six other business units – Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Angsana Vacation Club, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa and Laguna Golf Phuket with the Silver EarthCheck Certification for the 3rd consecutive year.
The achievement is a recognition of Laguna Phuket’s sustainability efforts in Thailand. To continue achieving the EarthCheck Silver Certification, businesses are required to maintain a strong sustainable policy and implement an environmental action plan for proper monitoring and measurements on key performance areas.
Angsana Laguna Phuket, offering vibrant rooms and villas on Bangtao beach, Phuket, first joined EarthCheck in 2012 through the initiative of the Banyan Tree Group to maintain its commitment to sustainable operations to the highest level – building a better society for all while integrating green practices into the operations.
Building on existing sustainability campaigns Angsana Laguna Phuket has put in place a number of initiatives to engage guests, associates and the local community, such as guest room and office energy conservation, recycling of materials, maintenance of an organic farm, supporting local orphanages and elderly homes and regular tree planting with minimum of 2,000 trees per resort per year and beach cleaning activities.
“Receiving the EarthCheck Silver Certification for the 3rd year running is proof that Angsana Laguna Phuket has taken a prominent role in energy conservation. It is a great example of an organization that is committed to environmental sustainability. The team and I are keen and motivated to consistently maintain this performance in order to achieve the Gold Certification, not only to continue promoting environmentally friendly practices; but also to remind us that it is the core responsibility of each business unit to protect the environment we operate in” said Ms Figen Bulut, Hotel Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.