Dusit Thani Dubai gets EarthCheck Gold certificate
Dubai hotel becomes first in the GCC to earn Gold eco-label from certification programme
Dusit Thani Dubai has become the first hotel in the GCC to earn an EarthCheck Gold certification for five years of continuous certification by the eco label.
EarthCheck is an environmental management and certification programme designed for the travel and tourism industry.
The programme helps determine a company’s standard of environmental, social, and economic performance, and requires compliance to internationally recognised standards.
In order to gain the certification, Dusit Thani Dubai was required to submit a year’s worth of operational data for benchmarking against industry standards.
The hotel was graded on the use of energy-efficient lighting, the minimisation of water consumption, recycling of solid waste products, and the use of recycled products.
Commenting on the certification, Dusit Thani general manager Prateek Kumar said: “All it takes is a strong commitment and belief that we all have the potential to have an immensely positive influence on the environment and the lifestyles of urban dwellers.
“Five years of continuous certification against the EarthCheck company standard is indeed a true testament to Dusit Thani Dubai’s commitment in adhering to the highest scientific standards to enhance the environmental, economic and social sustainability of our initiatives.”