Sustainability isn't just a buzzword, it's a way of life
At Dusit, we take our role as community stewards seriously, and we are constantly seeking ways to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and promote eco-friendly practices across our entire operations with the aim of having a positive social and environmental impact wherever we operate.
Sustainability at Dusit starts from the top. In 2018 we established our Sustainability Committee – made up of top management from various functions - to develop and oversee the implementation of policy, procedures and practices within our various business units. We believe that management involvement will accelerate and scale-up the integration of sustainability in our daily operations.
The aims of the committee are outlined in our Sustainability Policy, which is designed to guide us towards our Environmental Goals for energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water and food waste. We also set plans to reducing single-use plastics and increasing the use of local and organic sourcing in our operations.
Recent initiatives include reducing our use of single-use plastics by removing plastic straws from guest rooms and restaurants, reducing carbon emissions at our properties by implementing renewable energy technologies (such as solar energy at Dusit Thani Maldives), and promoting the use of local and organic produce in both our hotel and food business.
We have a strong focus on people development, and we commit to providing the tools, training, and systems our leaders and employees need to excel in their careers and achieve their very best.
We are driven to positively contribute to the communities where we live and work. Our global initiative – Dusit Smile is just one the many way to make an impact. We provide intensive training courses to our staff to help address the problem of child sexual exploitation in the tourism industry.
Furthermore, recognising that good governance is the critical foundation to achieving true sustainability, we promote accountability, transparency, and rule of law at all levels of our company to ensure that, as we grow our operations, diverse our lines of business, and expand our global reach, we will continue to create enduring value for all our stakeholders.