The Royal Cliff Hotels Group has set another benchmark for social responsibility excellence by adding the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award (AREA) to its distinctive portfolio of awards and accolades. Its Green Multiples project was lauded and recognized for its creativity, sustainability and effectiveness in lessening environmental pollution.
Recognized as the most coveted CSR award in Asia and widely regarded as the gold standard for sustainability practice, leading organizations from all over the region received the AREA, demonstrating continued dedication to responsible business practices despite the pandemic. This year, over 200 submissions across 19 countries were received which had to undergo a three-month judging period. Winners were determined not just by their efforts and results, but also by such criteria as a connection to the community, identification of needs, the effectiveness of implementation, ability to reach the target audience, impact, leadership involvement, and continuity.
Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for responsible entrepreneurship in Asia, the AREA recognizes Royal Cliff for championing sustainable and socially responsible business practices due to a combination of focused efforts on conserving natural resources and its consistent drive to implement meaningful social changes through its Green Multiples project.
The project highlights reusing various resources within the organization to maximize cost-effectiveness and help reduce environmental pollution. Utilizing 5 initiatives, the Royal Cliff team came up with creative means to reuse the same product in a variety of ways. With CSR remaining an essential part of the company’s culture, the project underlines its drive to take socially responsible actions through creating public awareness to conserve resources, using organic wastes to produce biogas, making organic fertilizers and operating a large-scale wastewater treatment plant which has presented a sustainable long-term solution to water scarcity in the area. The award has enhanced Royal Cliff’s resolve to not only do more with regards to corporate social investment but also, to help continually address sustainability challenges confronting the hospitality industry.
The AREA serves as an endorsement to the company’s pioneering efforts towards environmental endeavors and responsible tourism and is a great addition to its roster of esteemed awards. Royal Cliff’s remarkable achievements include the EIA Monitoring Award (2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009), Kuoni Green Planet Award (2005-6 and 2007-8) and the Best Green Hotel recognition (2008). These collective feats have made it an esteemed establishment recognized for its environmental sustainability practices throughout the world.
Photo Caption: Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group (fourth from right), celebrates receiving the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award in the Green Leadership category, together with the executives and staff of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.