Westin Nusa Dua Bali Earns EarthChecks Silver Certified Status

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has been awarded EarthCheck Silver Certified status.

To gain this accolade, the hotel had to report their environmental footprint to independent auditors and adhere to internationally recognized standard of Best Practice.

During the process, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was also required to submit a years worth of operational data which was benchmarked against industry Best Practice. The data was then measured against a number of key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment.

Bipan Kapur, General Manager of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, said, At The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, it is our aim to achieve environmental and social sustainability. The scope of our business includes luxury accommodation, restaurants, convention centre, spa and a wide range of guest recreation facilities. Whilst it is our goal that guests leave feeling better than when they arrive, we recognize the importance of not compromising the environment to achieve this objective. We are pleased to be able to retain our Earth Check Silver Certification for the 3rd year. Out target is to align ourselves with Starwoods commitment of reducing electricity consumption by 30% and reduce water consumption by 20% by year 2020.

For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthChecks benchmarking data provides an historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.

By taking a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained, explained EarthCheck CEO, Stewart Moore. Achieving certification is not an easy task and many organisations do not make it past the benchmarking stage. Securing a highly-ranked benchmarking result requires a strong commitment across all levels of an organization and the imbedding of sustainability principles into all policies and procedures.

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