Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has been certified for its sustainable operation and management. The Phuket-based resort achieved a score of 78 percent of all criteria in its audit and has become the first Green Globe certified hotel in Phuket.
This recognition highlights Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket’s strong commitment to the principles of environmental protection and most importantly, reflects the company’s determination to implement sustainable practices today to ensure a better tomorrow.
“We believe that economic growth and the well-being of society are inextricably tied to the health of the environment. Through collaboration with our team, suppliers, and business partners, we have been actively working to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, and to continually improve and innovate on practices while at the same time meeting current needs,” said Mr. Hansruedi Frutiger, General Manager of the hotel.
Green Globe is identified around the world as representing the highest quality in sustainability practices within travel, tourism, and related industries. From key indicators on energy usage, water consumption, and waste output management to employee training and implementation of customer satisfaction measures, the resort achieved outstanding results.
Green Globe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: “We congratulate Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach for taking the lead in sustainability in Phuket. Tourism is the core industry for Phuket and its surrounding districts, so it is imperative that resorts such as this one set an example of how to operate with the lightest footprint and large contribution to the destination.”
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is aiming for all properties to be stamped with Green Globe credentials within two years. The strategy is part of a company-wide program to establish a common and global approach to environmental, employer, and social sustainability.