This is a fundamental element of our policies; purchase locally produced products at a suitable quality. During the creation of the resort, every effort was made to keep as many of the existing mature trees as possible; moving the location of some of the villas to accommodate the trees. Therefore if you find you do not have a 180 degree sea view from your villa, be aware that you are helping the world by enjoying the natural view of the azure blue sea mixed with the untainted vivid greens that form part of the ‘native’ Phuket (much of which is being lost on a daily basis as Phuket develops). Keeping these trees also helps protect the natural environment, provides a natural habitat for the indigenous species of animals and birds, helps offset your carbon emissions as you fly to Phuket, and help protect the ozone layer.
In the creation of the operational procedures of the resort, an environmental policy has been developed which will provide a basis for the development of all operational activities, underpinning everything we do.
Some of the practical things that we do in this regard include:
- No use of CFC based equipment
- Implementing a recycling policy
- Implementing a composting program
- Providing guests with non-intrusive activity options such as batik painting, Thai Cooking classes and Rubber processing
- Recycling our waste water
- Developing a water capture system in the resort to use captured rainwater in our irrigation system
- Minimizing the use of packaging materials
- Using bio-degradable items and products
- Using recycled or wood free paper when possible
The Vijitt Resort Phuket becomes a member of Responsible Hotels of The World in Year 2010 and receives two certifications from Green Leaf Foundation in 2013 for supporting the global environmental care. In year 2016, The Vijitt is awarded Green Hotel (bronze level) from Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Vijitt Resort Phuket is certified by Thai Hotels Association to participate in ‘Thai Hotels Plastic Free Project in 2019. Recently, in 2021 hotel is certified for its participation in CAP-SEA Phuket Green Champion Workshop (Single-use plastic prevention and strategies for reducing and removing plastic in hotels. In year 2022, The Vijitt Resort Phuket is dominated and evaluated for Hotel Thailand Standard (5 star resort category) which includes environment and sustainability as the main criteria and indicator. The official announcement will be in December 2022.