Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Phuket: awarded Green Globe Re-Certification

11th Jan 2013
Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Phuket: awarded Green Globe Re-Certification

Green Globe announced re-certification of Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket in Phuket, Thailand. This resort identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for the past few years. The success of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.

“We are very proud about our achievement with Green Globe,” said Hansruedi Frutiger, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, “The resort is committed to promoting sustainability and our commitment is reflected in our management principles and our daily practices. It is our goal to reduce the environmental impact on all levels, and to encourage our partners and stakeholders to do the same. We invite you to join us in the year ahead as we embark on a journey to explore the past, present, and future of sustainable development.”

A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, energy consumption is monitored on a daily basis. Water reduction goals are set and the property makes use of water from their own treatment plant, located in the city. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, a comprehensive reuse and recycle policy is in place. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and the purchasing policy favors suppliers adhering to sustainable practices. Recently, the hotel introduced a new line of eco-friendly water bottles and bathroom amenities. The property incorporates Thai traditions and supports community-related activities promoting the area’s nature, history, and culture.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented: “We are extremely pleased to award certification to the Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket. The property is a member of The Green Leaf Foundation, dedicated to develop both, the quality of the environment and the tourism industry at the same time. Educational training seminars on energy efficiency and environmental standards are being held on a regular basis. Movenpick Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”


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