Caravelle Saigon Passed Science-based Standard in EarthCheck Annual Benchmarking.
Served as a vehicle for sustainability reporting and based on the premise of continual improvement, this annual assessment of The Caravelle Saigon was undertaken against EarthCheck benchmarking indicators and checklists which have been developed and carefully selected to track performance in key areas of environmental and social performance impact.
In addition to having a Sustainability Policy in place, eleven of the assessed EarthCheck indicators are at or above the Baseline level. From the benchmarking data provided, six indicators, Water Savings Rating, Waste Sent to Landfill, Waste Recycling Rating, Paper Products Rating, Cleaning Products Rating, and Pesticide Products Rating are at or above the Best Practice level, which is an achievement to be very highly commended.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the year 2014 was 28.9 kg CO2-e / Guest Night, which was 0.7% better than the Baseline level, while Potable Water Consumption was 544 L / Guest Night, which was 20.7% better than the Baseline level.
Considered as one of Viet Nam’s leading eco-conscious hotels, along with positive commitment demonstrated to the environment, on May 31st, some 100 associates of this HCMC Environmental award and ASEAN Green Hotel award winner occupied the steps of the Opera House in a passionate and youthful Flashmob, in a show of support for greater action on environmental issues for the annual World Environment Day.
EarthCheck is the top benchmarking program used by the travel and tourism industry. Properties applying for certification from the program must pass exacting science-based standards taken by third-party auditors to measure sustainability.