On 22 November 2016, Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC (Laguna Phuket) was awarded 3 prestigious recognitions; ACE Recognition, Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership Designation and Winner of the U.S. Ambassador’s Award, at the 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand in appreciation of the resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development.
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, and ACE 2016 for its Greening Community Initiative that resulted in 25,000 mangrove saplings planted by the resort, participated by more than 1,000 associates and 450 community members, over the course of 10 years.
Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership Designation, is awarded to qualifying member companies. Laguna Phuket is one of the final 62 qualifying members who were appointed partnership from more than 1,000 corporate members.
The U.S. Ambassador’s Award is a special and additional award created this year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of AMCHAM Thailand. The top three finalists were IBM, Dow and Laguna Phuket. Laguna Phuket pitched for the Award with its Seedlings Internship Program which showcases the resort’s policy and view on the Inclusion of LGBTQ and Equality.