Cleanup Day 2 September 2014 at the Chao Phraya
The BMA’s Environment Department and its Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Night-soil Management Division provided 48 ‘yellow’ boats to enable hotel employees to access each hotel’s river frontage.After a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, presided over by Khun Panasda Thongfark – Chief of the Solid Waste Sub-Division – the clean-up teams tackled the waste, garbage and vegetation that had accumulated at each hotel’s river frontage.
The river clean-up project is an integral part of the Bangkok River’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and designed to raise awareness amongst the 5,350 staff members at the hotels, hotel guests and other stakeholders on the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy river.
At the conclusion of the river clean-up, the hotels’ General Managers met at the showroom of the Magnolia Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM to discuss the results of this CSR project. They met with representatives of potential Bangkok River partners including Asiatique, ICONSIAM, River City and the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association.
Commitment to the River of Kings and local communities
As the leading hotels on river, each will play a vital role in promoting the principles of CSR that help reduce environmental issues and encourage our guests, business partners and employees to follow the same values.
They plan on partnering with global organizations that focus on water-related CSR activities and raising awareness among our riverside communities.
With consumers now adapting their lifestyles in response to growing pressures on the environment, expectations and choices of travel experiences are also evolving. It is important to ensure that all Bangkok River partners are prepared and able to respond accordingly.
Thailand’s waterways were once the nation’s lifeline for communication and transport. Today, Bangkok’s majestic Chao Phraya River and connecting maze of canals – known in Thai as ‘klongs’ – allow visitors to explore the capital’s thriving age-old lifestyle and rich heritage. The eight Bangkok River hotels are offering experiences of this fascinating cultural in many different ways.