Dusit Thani Dubai, Dusit International’s flagship in the vibrant city of Dubai, has been awarded for the fourth time with a Silver Certification by EarthCheck, a global recognition for its commendable and high standard of environmental efforts.
EarthCheck is an internationally recognized environmental management and certification program designed for the Travel and Tourism industry. It helps determine a company’s standard of environmental, social, and economic performance and requires compliance to internationally recognized standards.
“Congratulations to Dusit Thani Dubai and all those who were involved in successfully retaining EarthCheck Certification! This maintains your place as leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Company Standard with the exclusive EarthCheck science inside”, says Judy Williams, Certification Manager of EarthCheck.
In order for Dusit Thani Dubai to gain EarthCheck Certified status, the five-star hotel was required to submit a year’s worth of operational data to EarthCheck for Benchmarking purposes. This was then compared to the operational data submitted by similar organizations, before being rated against Baseline and Best Practice levels.
Dusit Thani Dubai was also required to submit to independent, third party auditing, to verify the accuracy of their sustainability claims. Their policies require the use of energy-efficient lighting, the minimization of water consumption, recycling of solid waste products and use of recycled products whenever possible. This has resulted in a decrease in Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the hotel’s operations.
“After continuously certifying with EarthCheck for four years, the entire team of Dusit Thani Dubai celebrates this success with a strengthened enthusiasm to aim for Gold Certification in 2015. Years of certification against the EarthCheck Company Standard is a true testament to Dusit Thani Dubai’s commitment in adhering to the highest science-based standards to enhance the environmental, economic and social sustainability of our initiatives”, shares Sebastiao Ferrao, Chief Engineer, Dusit Thani Dubai.
Eligible for Gold Certification in 2015, Dusit Thani Dubai is already taking necessary measures to undertake Certification Services in 2015.