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Thalias’ commitment to sustainability was highlighted in February with a raft of Eco-Business awards handed down by Prime Minister Hun Sen, as the Kingdom celebrated the seventh annual National Clean City Day.

As Cambodia continues to battle a host of environmental issues, the government seeks to reward those who make the extra effort to re-green the Kingdom and has done so with a total of 17 awards across six of our outlets.

“We take these things seriously so it is an honour to be rewarded and held up as an example of an environmentally-friendly, sustainable model in the hospitality industry,” said Thalias CEO Arnaud Darc. “There is always more to do and we will continue to work towards minimising our impact on the environment and society.”

Malis Siem Reap was the standout this year, recognised with awards for Best Workplace, which focuses on conditions for staff; the Environment Award, which measures an outlet’s footprint; Khmer Product Usage, which encourages the use of local produce; and Outstanding Implementation of 3Rs award, which focuses on the processes of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, as judged by the National Committee for Clean City Assessment.

With a lack of recycling infrastructure and landfills already overflowing with waste, we have taken it upon ourselves to implement our own standards and have partnered with various social enterprises to that end.

We will continue to seek new ways to improve and we look forward to developing new partnership as the focus on sustainability intensifies.