Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) continues to flex its sustainability muscle following string of internationally and nationally recognised green certifications. These include the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Criteria and GSTC Industry Criteria for Hotels; as well as SACEOS' MICE Sustainability Certificate, Intermediate Tier for Venue.
RWS vice president, sustainability, Loh Su Kim, said: “As RWS embarks on its transformative journey to usher in a new wave of sustainable tourism in the next decade, these green accolades cement the foundations upon which RWS continues to pursue best in class sustainability practices.”
The news comes right after RWS won the inaugural Special Award for Sustainability at last month's Singapore Tourism Awards 2021 for its energy and water conservation efforts.
These combined accolades affirm the integrated resort's ongoing sustainability journey, including going 'straw-less' and phasing out single-use plastic bottles at its five themed attractions, F&B establishments, MICE events, as well as across its six hotels in 2018.
RWS' efforts also align with Sentosa Development Corporation's plans to transform the island into a carbon-neutral destination by 2030 as part of Singapore's long-term strategy to capture opportunities in the green economy.
“We believe that large experiences can come with small footprints, and we encourage our local tourism industry to develop more solutions and experiences that are both innovative and sustainable," said Jeannie Lim, assistant chief executive, policy and planning group, Singapore Tourism Board.
Source: M&C Asia