Dusit Thani Maldives has achieved the prestigious Google Eco-Certification in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism practices and environmental conservation.
According to the Dusit Thani Maldives, the Google Eco-Certification is a testament to its unwavering dedication to promoting eco-conscious hospitality and minimising the resort’s carbon footprint while delivering unparalleled guest experiences.
“Dusit Thani Maldives is deeply honored to have received the Google Eco-Certification, which reflects our strong commitment to environmental preservation and responsible travel,” said Reinhold Johann, General Manager.
“We believe that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand, and this recognition motivates us to further innovate and lead the way in sustainable tourism within the Maldives and beyond.”
Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem, including:
Energy Efficiency: The resort has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies, such as solar panels and LED lighting, to significantly lower its energy consumption.
Water Conservation: Dusit Thani Maldives employs advanced water management strategies to minimise water consumption, including desalination processes and water-saving fixtures.
Marine Conservation: The resort actively participates in marine conservation efforts, including coral propagation programs and regular reef clean-ups, to protect and restore the fragile marine ecosystem of the Maldives.
Community Engagement: Dusit Thani Maldives collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects, fostering a sense of responsibility towards nature and supporting the livelihoods of nearby residents.
Waste Management: The resort emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices to prevent pollution of the land and oceans.
“The Google Eco-Certification serves as a recognisable symbol of Dusit Thani Maldives’ commitment to environmentally friendly operations. By achieving this prestigious certification, the resort aims to inspire other players in the hospitality industry to embrace sustainable practices and contribute to the preservation of our planet,” the resort said.
In 2022, Dusit Hotels and Resorts became the first hotel chain in Thailand to source 100% organic jasmine rice at all its properties throughout the kingdom. By directly purchasing from small-scale farms in northeastern Thailand, Dusit not only provides nutritional benefits to its guests, customers, and employees, but also generates sustainable income for the communities it supports. The company also began procuring cage-free eggs for six of its hotels, with plans to implement similar projects as it further enhances its supply chain management this year.
Dusit International has also launched a new group-wide sustainability program, ‘Tree of Life’. The new programme clarifies Dusit’s sustainability intentions and includes actionable and easy-to-follow steps that its business units can take to benefit the environment, their people, and their broader communities.
‘Tree of Life’ is designed to ensure the company delivers on its promise to always have a positive impact wherever it sets foot. Designed by the company’s Sustainability Committee, the ‘Tree of Life’ programme has 31 criteria aligned with selected United Nations’ Global Sustainable Development Goals, as well as industry-specific targets, set over four levels of achievement. It includes Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) elements, ensuring that Dusit properties operate as sustainably as possible.