Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket reduces eco-footprint
Green Globe recently re-certified Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket in acknowledgement of its commitment to sustainable best practices.
Michael Wenk, Resident Manager at Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket said, “We are proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe Certification. We are constantly reinforcing our commitment towards environmental conservation and the requirements of Green Globe standards, always researching new methods or technologies to help us continue to reduce our eco-footprint.”
The resort has a comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan that encompasses energy, water and waste reduction strategies. Energy consumption is monitored on a regular basis. And to optimize energy usage a high-efficiency air condition inverter compressor model has been installed to produce heating and cooling. In addition, energy efficient lighting has been deployed around the property.
Water output is also monitored and benchmarked continually. To reduce the resort’s impact on the neighboring environment both black and grey wastewater are treated at a wastewater treatment plant before disposal. Furthermore, non-drinking water collected from the city and an onsite well is purified through the resort’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment plant to ensure it is clean and safe.
A waste sorting and recycling program has been implemented in offices, guest bedrooms and common areas. Paper, cardboard, glass, tin, batteries, plastic and oil are separated and disposed of or recycled by designated waste management companies. And to reduce further wastage, bulk packaging of goods is preferred rather than individually wrapped items.
Environmental responsibility extends to the resort’s purchasing policy that prefers environmental friendly certified products and suppliers. In addition, biodegradable alternatives and a reduction in the utilization of chemical based products are goals being pursued by the hotel.
Social initiatives that support local communities are also a large part of Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket’s commitment to sustainability. In association with local authorities the resort donates bed linen, towels and uniforms to people in need in the Northern and Eastern local provinces of Phuket. The resort also donates funds, gifts and books to underprivileged children including Child Care Holland House and the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation. Projects supporting biodiversity include beach clean ups and the Annual Turtle Foundation.
“I would like to thank the entire hotel team for their commitment and ongoing efforts that resulted in achieving this wonderful award and the international recognition,” concluded Mr. Wenk.
For further information visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com/phuket-bangtao
About Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Istanbul Golden Horn (Turkey) and Kochi (India).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com
About Green Globe Certification
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