Since the Group’s genesis, whereby an old disused tin mine was remediated into a veritable haven in Bang Tao Bay, Banyan Tree has continually sought to develop responsibly and sustainably. This ethos has been manifested via a commitment for all new developments to be able to pass certification to leading international standards for sustainable development.
Banyan Tree’s preferred partner for sustainable design certification, EarthCheck, adopts the most relevant and rigorous global framework for benchmarking and certifying sustainable operations to better manage, measure and deliver sustainable tourism outcomes. We will strive to have all properties registered and active within EarthCheck. For more details about the methodology and approach, please visit their website.
In addition to maximizing natural lighting, air flows, and other natural features, Banyan Tree has committed to achieving international design certification. Banyan Tree’s partnerships with EarthCheck, GPS Development Services and its GPS Green experts, and our own in-house design and construction team, has led the following achievements:
By end of 2017, 36 of our sectors (78%) had achieved EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked or higher
Overall, 27 of the 41 hotels we manage or own were active within EarthCheck operational benchmarking and certification
Ten properties are certified Meet for Good, as sustainable meeting venues
For more info, visit the Banyan Tree website.