Silver Certification’ from EarthCheck
EarthCheck – the world’s most prestigious global green tourism advisory organization, has awarded a Silver Certification to The Racha.
An EarthCheck seal demonstrates a tourism operators’ level of commitment to environmental and social performance.
The program requires businesses to measure, monitor and make ongoing improvements in the key performance areas of; Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Management • Management of Freshwater Resources • Ecosystem Conservation & Management • Social and Cultural Management Land Use Planning & Management • Air Quality Protection • Wastewater Management • Solid Waste Management
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Says Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager of The Racha, “With EarthCheck, organizations traditionally earn merit from the base level (Bronze) and progress only after years of stringent, monitored checks. As a resort that practices the highest standards of eco-responsible tourism, we are thrilled that our efforts have been recognized at such a prestigious level after our first-ever assessment with EarthCheck. It is indeed a great honor!”
‘Gold Level’ Green Hotel Award from Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment Another year-end sustainability accolade for The Racha is the ‘Gold Level’ Green Hotel Award from Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment.
The highest-level Gold rating connotes achieving an 80% or more score on environmental, conservation and sustainability practices.
Adds Devan Bhaskaran, General Manager of The Racha, “We have won this award before in 2014 and since then we have never once let up on our efforts to be cleaner and greener. Great things happen when nature comes first.”
About The Racha www.theracha.com
The Racha is Thailand’s premier eco-luxe island resort. Located on Racha Yai, one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful and pristine islands, the resort offers ultra-luxurious accommodations for guests who wish to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ without taking anything away from the environment.
The resort practices the highest standards of eco-responsible tourism and is a recognized leader in the field.
For more on The Racha sustainability programs, please visit www.theracha.com/environment
About EarthCheck www.earthcheck.org
Since 1987, EarthCheck has been the world’s leading authority for scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel & tourism.
About Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Thailand (Thai language only)