Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok is committed to actions designed to conserve and protect the environment and will continue to implement those actions whenever possible and economically feasible, with ALL-STAR LEVEL achievement from The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste project as a guarantee.
After reaching the GOLD level (92.5%) last year, we worked hard to overcome ourselves and we finally made it through the ALL-STAR level during their second year with The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste. Moreover, with our business sustainability intention, we also eliminate single-use toiletry plastics by installing larger, pump-topped bath amenities, replacing plastic water bottles with glass bottled water in all meeting rooms and guest rooms, using paper straws, and operating a food delivery business through bio-degradable and paper boxes.
Designed on first-hand knowledge from sustainability experts and academics, The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is a practical answer to the widely underestimated issue of Food Waste, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2 (End Hunger) 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) and 13 (Climate Change). The third-party audited standard is articulated around 7 key pillars that include Process Documentation, Employees Commitment, Food Waste Monitoring System, Food Handling before Preparation, Food Preparation and Offering, Customer Engagement, and Post Consumer.
The PLEDGE™ was adopted by Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok, initiating change in our operations at the start of September 2021, and obtaining tangible results:
- Food Waste per cover was reduced by 95.6%
- Food Rescued: 16.07 tons
- CO2 equivalent: 40.19 tons offset
- Savings: USD 64,311 in 12 months
“At MoMo Café, we believe that The PLEDGE™ is a good way to consolidate our initial commitment and create a platform to engage not only our staff and suppliers but our distinctive dinners who are expecting the best from us. Our goal is to become a caste study for the entire industry”.
The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste: www.thepledgeonfoodwaste.org
Scholars of Sustenance (SOS): www.scholarsofsustenance.org
Corsair for A Cleaner Future: corsairnow.com