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Quinta do Bom Despacho – GOLD in The Azores 

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Located just outside the historic centre of Ponta Delgada, Quinta do Bom Despacho is the home of sustainable holidays and events in the Azorean capital. Quinta do Bom Despacho has demonstrated its commitment to sustainable development by achieving one of the highest Green Growth 2050 Certification scores in their recent onsite audit.

Wayne McKinnon, CEO of Green Growth 2050, said “We are excited to have Quinta do Bom Despacho as our first GOLD Certified Hotel & Event property in The Azores; one of the world’s most sustainable tourism destinations.”

“Quinta do Bom Despacho is a showcase for lived responsible action”  said Wayne. “Firstly, sustainability is a conviction for both Joana and Jaime and their team – there is no need to explain nor convince them. Both their drive and no-compromise attitude underpin the credibility for what they do. What  is particularly inspiring is their drive to spread the word and get others to buy-into sustainable action. Already several of the volunteers that have worked with them have taken up sustainability careers and studies, clearly inspired by what is being done and lived at Quinta do Bom Despacho”

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John Roberts, Director of Conservation for Minor Hotel Group, talks about Green Growth 2050

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Mr John Roberts, Director of Conservation for Minor Hotel Group, talks about Green Growth 2050 and its implementation within Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas and across the enterprise.

John Roberts – Minor Hotel Group

John Roberts Director of Conservation for Minor Hotel Group talks about Green Growth 2050 and its implementation within Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas and across the enterprise

Posted by Green Growth 2050 on Thursday, October 20, 2016

 

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Minor Hotels off to a great start in 2017

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The first quarter of 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, has seen a number of Minor Hotels re-certify to the Green Growth 2050 Global Standard with all improving on their previous audit scores.
AVANI Hotels also joined the program and are working on achieving compliance during 2017.

Re-certified Hotels include:

Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Anantara Hua Hin Resort and Spa

Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa

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Thailand’s Business Leaders pledge to protect Elephants

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On Thai Elephant Day, WildAid united 15 prominent Thai business leaders with a pledge to never use elephant ivory or other wildlife products. In a show of solidarity, the nation’s top business leaders joined our call and urged stronger enforcement and more effective wildlife conservation action.

Thailand is a major destination market and trans-shipment hub to China and other markets for ivory products primarily from some of the roughly 33,000 elephants poached annually in Africa. To help raise awareness on this issue WildAid enlisted the help of Mr. William Ellwood Heinecke, Chairman and CEO, Minor International Public Company Limited, to spearhead the effort by asking fellow business leaders to join the pledge and stand united against the illegal ivory trade.

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Warmth Sharing CSR Project – Ban Huay Sai Kaw Highlander Community Education Centre

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Following the passing of Thailand’s Beloved King, the staff at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort decided to forgo their annual Staff Party celebration and instead celebrate the gift of giving.

In a remote forest of northern Thailand, 127km from Chiang Mai, the staff found a dilapidated school that had been deserted since the school teacher passed away a few months earlier.

As the school is not funded by the Ministry of Education, on 21st and 22nd December 2016, the staff took on the project of renovating the classroom and toilet, and also landscaping the grounds.

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Elizabeth Dass-Brown talks about Anantara Riverside’s Hydroponic Garden

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Elizabeth Dass-Brown, Director of Marketing & Communications for Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, talks about their world-leading hydroponic farm.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hydroponic Farm

Elizabeth Dass-Brown, Director of Marketing & Communications for Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, talks about their world-leading hydroponic farm

Posted by Green Growth 2050 on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

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All Anantara Abu Dhabi properties Certified Gold

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Minor Hotel Group’s five Anantara Resorts in Abu Dhabi, UAE were recently Certified GOLD to the Green Growth 2050 Global Standard.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Qasr Al Sarab and the three Desert Island Resorts all achieved greater than 80% during their recent audits.

This is an outstanding effort from everyone involved.  We will be featuring detailed articles about each properties achievement in the new year so keep an eye on the upcoming newsletters.  In the meantime click below to enjoy some photos of the Anantara teams.

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First Cambodian Resort to Achieve Green Growth 2050 Certification Wins Widespread Praise

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Gold Certification for Kep province’s Knai Bang Chatt Hotel sets benchmark for sustainability in Cambodia’s rising tourism industry

PHNOM PENH, September 2 – Environmentalists, tourism officials and industry executives are praising Kep province’s boutique gem Knai Bang Chatt for becoming the first hotel in Cambodia to achieve Gold certification in the Green Growth 2050 following an audit by compliance, sustainability and CSR experts in August.

The independent audit conducted by Australian experts covered more than 400 CSR and sustainability indicators, ranging from Health and Safety and Human Rights to Environmental Stewardship and Social and Community Development.

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Sustainable Luxury in the Heart of Bangkok

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Anantara Siam Bangkok has achieved the highest individual score in attaining GOLD Certification to the global sustainability certification standard for travel and tourism, Green Growth 2050. With a score of 86%, Anantara Siam has set the benchmark for all other Hotels to aspire to across all assessment elements including social, cultural, environmental and operational best practice.

In the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel offers discerning travellers a luxurious retreat to enjoy life’s finer pleasures and engage in soulful, original journeys. As ethical tourism continues to grow, certifications such as this allow travellers to feel more confident that they are not only getting their money’s worth, but are leaving behind a better chance for younger generations to enjoy the same liberties.

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The Maldives turns GOLD!

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Green Growth 2050 has recently certified all four Anantara hotels in the Maldives to its Global Standard.  Each Hotel achieved greater than 80% compliance reaching GOLD Certification status.

Congratulations to:

  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
  • Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort;
  • Anantara Veli Maldives Resort; and
  • Naladhu Maldives.

An outstanding effort from the Minor Hotel Group and the local Anantara teams.

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