Recently (on 18 November), Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC (Laguna Phuket) was awarded CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand for its outstanding contribution towards cultural diversity as demonstrated by multiple traditional events hosted at the resort for community members such as Loy Krathong Festival, Phuket Vegetarian Festival as well as outreach activities such as parades and merit makings at the temples on Buddhist Lent Day and Thai Sart Day, food and necessities donation to mosques during ramadan and to Chinese shrines during vegetarian festival. Being awarded for 5 consecutive years, Laguna Phuket was also inducted into AMCHAM’s Gold Level status in appreciation of the resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development. The award was presented by the US Chargé d’ Affaires to Thailand, Michael Heath in Bangkok.
Peera Pomsook, Assistant CSR & Community Relations Director, Laguna Phuket, said “Laguna Phuket is part of Cherngtalay community (in Thalang District of Phuket) in which there are 5 Buddhist temples, 3 Chinese shrines and 7 Muslim mosques. Our associates are from diverse beliefs and cultural backgrounds. We are proud that Laguna Phuket has been supporting and conserving this diversity, providing opportunities and platforms for all to participate and collaborate, for more than 30 years since our establishment.”
AMCHAM’s ACE Recognition is honouring member organizations that create long-term economic and social benefits in their communities. Laguna Phuket was awarded the ACE recognition in 2015 for its Seedlings Internship Program for marginalized local young adults; ACE 2016 for its Greening Community Initiative; ACE 2017 for outstanding efforts in education empowerment as exemplified by Laguna Phuket Kindergarten, Mobile Learning Centre and Community Learning Centre and in 2018 for Associates Cooperative Initiative that helps improve the livelihood of member associates and their families. For more information about Laguna Phuket CSR, visit www.lagunaphuket.com/csr
This year, 68 companies were awarded AMCHAM CSR Excellence and 33 companies received gold status. For more information about AMCHAM’s CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition, visit www.amchamthailand.com