Resource constraints and climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. As an international company, we recognise the importance of incorporating environmental management into our business decisions and adapting where necessary to tackle these issues and have a positive impact on the environment through our operations.
Energy and Climate
Efficient use of energy and increased use of alternative energy are among the core programmes we have introduced to reduce our carbon footprint. Our Energy Conservation Policy serves as a guideline for energy performance and efficient energy consumption in our operations.
Recognising that the hotel industry consumes high volumes of water, we strive for sustainable water management while meeting international customer service standards. Every property in our group has effective water-saving measures and provides regular training in this area for our staff.
Single-use Plastic Reduction
In 2018 we made it our mission to eliminate single-use plastics in Dusit Hotels & Resorts worldwide. We started by ceasing to use plastic straws and bottles in our guest rooms, and we are now exploring ways to replace as many plastic items as possible with environmentally friendly products.
Food Waste Prevention
We are continuously seeking ways to prevent and reduce the amount of food waste produced at our hotel restaurants and have several successful programmes in operation. Dusit Thani Hua Hin and Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, for example, have been using external waste reduction solutions by Winnow Technology, which allows them to precisely measure food waste by product, estimate financial savings, and carry our targeted action plans for the most commonly discarded foodstuffs. Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo has partnered with the Egyptian Food Bank to safely package and deliver leftover food from the hotel’s weddings and events to the programme’s beneficiaries, and Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in a food waste compost machine to create nourishment for its organic garden.