THE SATJATHAM RICE PROJECT
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel has put its policy of serving only organically-grown rice in its restaurants, banqueting and staff canteen.
Marking the opening of a new chapter in the hotel’s community engagement and sustainability practices, the rice carries Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand confirming that the Satjatham Rice Project in Amnat Charoen Province where it comes from, meets the exacting ACT-IFOAM organic standard.
The move closely complements the hotel’s distinction of being the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 certification for planning and delivering sustainable events.
Indeed, it has long been a policy of Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel to support local communities, especially agricultural communities implementing sustainable practices, as one of a variety of means of giving back to society.
Moreover, the policy is itself organic – and growing – with commitments to only serving organic fruits and vegetables currently in the planning stage.