Phuket “GREEN GLOBE CERTIFIED”
Six Senses Bangkok Hub, September 13, 2006: Evason Phuket
- managed by Six Senses Resorts & Spas - has achieved the prestigious
Green Globe Certified status under the worldwide Green Globe Certification
Program, which recognises the property’s commitment to operating
at the world’s highest environmental standard. It is the only
resort in South East Asia to be certified by Green Globe.
attain certification, Evason Phuket firstly had to successfully
benchmark against a number of key environmental performance
areas, including water usage, waste management and energy
efficiency. Evason Phuket had to achieve a level above the
Green Globe benchmark figure, which is measured against the
performance of operations of similar size, operating within
the same sector and region.
To further demonstrate its commitment to environmentally sustainable
tourism, the resort then proceeded to the final and highest
level of the Green Globe Program - Certification.
process involved a rigorous onsite assessment conducted by a Green
Globe accredited third party auditor. By successfully completing
the onsite assessment, Evason Phuket has demonstrated that they
are committed to the Green Globe Company Standard.
Consumers visiting tourism operations in the Green Globe program
can be assured that they are supporting an operator who is committed
to ongoing sustainability and the implementation of a number of
sound environmental practices.
Cathy Parsons, on Behalf of GGAP International, says “I am delighted
that Evason Phuket achieved Certified status. It is an inspiration
to all those people committed to environmentally sustainable tourism.
They have demonstrated through a variety of initiatives, that the
business and its employees can make a difference to reducing their
environmental impact. The commitment they have shown in signing
up to participate in the Green Globe program and their achievements
set an example for other businesses to follow.”
Green Globe Green Globe is the global Benchmarking, Certification
and improvement system assisting the international travel
and tourism industry to attain sustainability. Green Globe
provides a certification system that responds directly to
the major environmental problems facing the planet, including
the greenhouse effect, over-use of freshwater resources, destruction
of biodiversity, production of solid and biological waste
and social issues.
Six Senses is a Resort and Spa Management and Development Company
established in 1995, which manages properties under the brand names
Soneva, Evason, Evason Hideaways and Six Senses Spas
Soneva is committed to offer luxuries of the highest international
standard in an environment that nurtures the indigenous feel in
design, architecture and service; fusing nature with guest experiences
to create – Intelligent Luxury
Evason Hideaway identifies the boutique category of the Evason brand,
where attention to detail and focus on the reality of the destination
together with modern architecture support the theme – Innovative
Evason offers a greater number of accommodations than Evason Hideaways,
while maintaining individual design personalities, generous architectural
proportions and spirited guest experiences, supporting the theme
– Redefining Experiences
Six Senses Spas, a key element of all Six Senses properties, offer
a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments
for ‘Balancing Senses”, administered under the guidance of expert
therapists. Six Senses Spas are also hosted by prestigious hotels
and resorts in many other locations.
For further information please contact:
Director Public Relations & Communication – Evason Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2631 9746
Fax: 66 (0) 2631 9799
- Six Senses Spa