Green Growth

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The Green Growth 2050 Global Standard is based on a range of internationally recognised environmental and hotel industry sustainability standards.

These include:

  • UN Global Compact
  • The UNEP Green Economy Principles
  • UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • The Code against the Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • UNWTO Ethics in Tourism
  • International Labour Organisation Standards
  • The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators

To achieve Green Growth certification, hotels are evaluated for their adherence to 37 criteria and 406 indicators. To date, 19 Minor Hotels properties have been awarded Green Growth certification:


  • Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
  • Anantara Hua Hin Resort
  • Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
  • Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
  • Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
  • Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort
  • Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas
  • Anantara Si Kao Resort
  • Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites
  • Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
  • Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel


  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
  • Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
  • Anantara Veli Maldives
  • Naladhu Maldives


  • Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

United Arab Emirates

  • Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
  • Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
  • Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
  • Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel
  • Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites

These hotels have been recognized for their adherence to detailed standards and best practices with regards to:

  • Sustainability Management (Implementation and Policy Framework, Compliance to International Conventions)
  • Legal Compliance (Licensing & Legislation, Land Use)
  • Labour Practices (Employee Protection, Employee Training, Equitable Hiring)
  • Health & Safety (Disaster Management and Emergency Response)
  • Human Rights (Respect Local Populations, Exploitation, Basic Services, Local Livelihoods).
  • Sustainable Design & Construction of Buildings and Infrastructure (Planning and Design, Equitable Access)
  • Sustainable Operations - Best Practice (Purchasing Policy, Customer Satisfaction, Accuracy of Promotional Materials, Experiential to Interpretive Tourism, Communications Strategy, Food & Beverage, Green Meetings)
  • Bribery & Corruption (Policy & Disclosure, Supply Chain)
  • Environmental Stewardship - Conserving Resources (Energy Consumption, Water Consumption)
  • Environmental Stewardship - Reducing Pollution (Greenhouse Gas, Wastewater, Waste Management, Harmful Substances & other Pollutants)
  • Environmental Stewardship - Conserving Biodiversity (Wildlife & Habitat, Landscapes & Biodiversity)
  • Social & Community Development (Community Development & Support, Local Employment & Training, Cultural Heritage)