Dusit Thani Manila is EarthCheck Silver-Certified 2012
Award-winning flagship property of Dusit International - Dusit
Thani Manila, has once again received a global recognition. This
time, awarded with a Silver level certification by EarthCheck.
Trusted by more than 1300 organizations in over 70 countries,
EarthCheck is an internationally recognized environmental
management and certification program designed for the Travel and
Tourism industry. It helps determine a company's standard of
environmental, social, and economic performance and requires
compliance to internationally recognized standards. This includes
the reporting of Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and consumption of
In order for Dusit Thani Manila to gain EarthCheck Certified
status, the five-star luxury hotel was required to submit a year's
worth of operational data to EarthCheck for Benchmarking purposes.
This was then compared to the operational data submitted by similar
organizations, before being rated against Baseline and Best
Dusit Thani Manila was also required to submit to independent,
third party auditing, to verify the accuracy of their
sustainability claims. Their policies require the use of
energy-efficient lighting, the minimization of water consumption,
recycling of solid waste products and use of recycled products
whenever possible. This has resulted in a decrease in Greenhouse
gas emissions (GHG) for the hotel's operations.
Aside from the hotel's commitment to the efficient use of
natural resources, environmental education of staff, guests and
suppliers and the use of biodegradable products, following are some
of the on-going environmental efforts of Dusit Thani Manila:
24/7 GREEN INITIATIVE
Each restaurant also showcases its respective contribution to
make a greener and better world all year round. Basix, the all-day
dining restaurant suggests conservation of resources through its
Surf and Turf Station where the grilling items are cooked on
guest's demand only and promotes no wastage of food. Basix has also
stopped patronizing endangered species such as blue fin tuna and
sharks fin. Tosca, on the other hand makes use of unplugged
entertainment to conserve energy.
Benjarong, the Royal Thai Restaurant takes pride in its
naturally brewed Thai Pandan and Lemongrass Juices, the use of
unrefined herbs and spices and its use of banana leaves, squash,
pomelo and melon skin as serving bowls to prevent wastage of water
and chemicals of dishwashing soaps. The freshest ingredients take
center stage at Umu with its sushi bar and robata counter offerings
prepared ala minute to promote no food wastage. Lobby Lounge
features locally produced Lambanog Cocktails using 100% natural
sources that include sugar cane, coconut and rice, thus preventing
the usage of imported ingredients that will help reduce carbon
Dusit Thani Manila also faithfully adheres to this thrust even
beyond the hour through its Seamless Meetings - The Green
Initiative that provides facilities and meeting package services
which will contribute to reducing the carbon footprint for its
clients and its properties.
To name a few of these green initiatives are the use of
conference pads and pencils made of recycled materials, use of
compact slim fluorescents and setting of room temperature at 24C to
limit energy use, reduce unnecessary waste by replacing disposable
items with reusable ones, such as whiteboard menus, recycled paper
napkins, ceramic creamers and sugar dispensers, china and
glassware, and use of function rooms at the 2nd floor meeting
center which have natural daylight.
DUSIT GREEN HOUR
Dusit Thani Manila conducts every last Saturday of the month
'Dusit Green Hour' which is the monthly version of the Earth Hour.
Dusit Green Hour is 60-minute hotel-wide lights-off campaign that
has been going on since June 27, 2009 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, an
initiative in its continuous fight against global warming.
The monthly Dusit Green Hour is being conducted and participated
by the entire Dusit Thani Manila consisting of the DFiT Fitness
Centre, Devarana Spa, main Hotel lobby and all its restaurants and
bars. Hotel guests are also encouraged to switch off the lights in
As this campaign endeavours to save Mother Earth that eventually
saves energy cost for the hotel, all its dining guests are also
being shared the saving benefits of this thrust by entitling them
30% discount on any food and beverage orders for dinner every last
Saturday of each month.