Phuket hotels to share green business experiences

Phuket hotels that took part in the Greener Business Asia (GBA) programme will meet in Phuket on 30 June to share their experiences in improving their efficient use of resources and introducing responsible business practices.

Press release | Bangkok, Thailand | 26 June 2012

Bangkok (ILO News) – Phuket hotels that took part in the Greener Business Asia (GBA) programme will meet on 30 June to share their experiences in improving their efficient use of resources and introducing responsible business practices.

GBA is a project of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations specialised agency dealing with workplace issues. The project aims to raise their economic, environmental and social performance of business taking part in the scheme.

The ILO has been collaborating with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkhla University on a pilot programme of training and advisory services for hotels in Phuket since October 2011. Some 12 hotels participated and introduced a number of activities to reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

At the meeting there will be panel discussions on energy efficiency, occupational safety and health, waste and water management, human resources and service quality.

The event is co-hosted by the Phuket Chamber of Commerce. Certificates will be presented to the participants.

The public and the press are invited to attend the event on 30 June, 09.00-16.30 hours, at the Prince of Songkhla University Campus, Songkhla Province.

For more information please visit: /asia/whatwedo/events/WCMS_183965/lang--en/index.htm, or contact:

Ms Camilla Roman
Project Coordinator, Greener Business Asia Project
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
Tel.02 288 1930
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Mr Chet Thaochoo
Secretary, Greener Business Asia project
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
Tel: 02 288 2442
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