Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Exercised with Enthusiasm
THE NONKORTUNG COMMUNITY BUSINESS GROUP
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok has put its policy of serving only organically-grown rice in its restaurants, banqueting and staff canteen.
Marking the opening of a new chapter in the hotel’s community engagement and sustainability practices, the rice carries Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand confirming that the Nonkortung Community Business Group in Amnat Charoen Province where it comes from, meets the exacting ACT-IFOAM organic standard.
The move closely complements the hotel’s distinction of being the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 certification for planning and delivering sustainable events.
Management and staff of The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, and neighboring Atenee Tower ensured blood donation session every 03 months.
Integral to the hotel’s corporate social responsibility plan the quarterly activity includes welcoming and thanking the medical staff from the Thai Red Cross who gather the blood with a specially prepared complimentary lunch.
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok and Thailand Management Association (TMA) once again jointly expressed their mutual resolve to bring small but significant improvements to the lives of some of those less fortunate.
Combining and complementing their resources in order to make a bigger contribution to present delicious and nutritious food to Duang Prateep Foundation to make the youngsters’ day a brighter one.
ISO 20121 SUSTAINABILITY EVENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok has announced its successful second recertification of its ISO 20121 for Sustainability Event Management Systems accreditation for planning and delivering sustainable meetings and events. The hotel became the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 accreditation.
To achieve ISO 20121 recertification, the hotel once again had to show that it has considered all economic, social and environmental issues relevant to its operations.
The latest recertification duly took note of further steps the hotel has taken along the road to complete sustainability. Among those, the hotel has implemented a new project whereby waste water from the hotel’s consumption is treated and reused to flush toilets, resulting in a 20% reduction in overall water consumption.