Parkroyal Collection is heavily focused on sustainable tourism practices

Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has become the first Singapore hotel group to attain Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Multi-Site Certification across all eight of its properties in the region.

The group also achieving the largest number of GSTC-certified room stock and certified properties (hotels and serviced suites) in Singapore.

GSTC’s Industry Criteria for Hotels certification is the global standard for sustainable travel and tourism and covers four key areas: effective sustainability planning, maximising social and economic benefits for the local community, enhancing cultural heritage, and reducing negative impact to the environment.

Additionally, in February 2024, seven PPHG properties – Pan Pacific Singapore, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore, Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore, Parkroyal on Beach Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, and Parkroyal Serviced Suites –obtained ISO14001 certification, an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems (EMS). Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is in the process of securing this certification.

“Attaining the GSTC certification reaffirms PPHG’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business conduct,” said Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO, Choe Peng Sum.

“At PPHG, sustainability is imperative, and I am grateful for our teams’ immense efforts to attain the GSTC Multi-Site certification.

“This achievement is aligned with Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 and the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) Hotel Sustainability Roadmap – which aims for 60% of hotel room stock in Singapore to attain internationally-recognised sustainability certification by 2025.”

While PPHG incorporates sustainable practices across its business operations and hospitality design, Parkroyal Collection is a sustainable leader withing the group, focused on green building design, local arts and cultural immersion, and community engagement, as it seeks to balance economic growth with social responsibility, arts preservation, and environmental stewardship.

GSTC CEO, Randy Durband, commended Pan Pacific Hotel Group on the significant milestone.

“By being GSTC-Certified by an Accredited Certification Body, customers are assured that the hotels were certified in a credibly verified procedure in a transparent, impartial, and competent manner,” Durband said.

Policy and Planning Group Assistant Chief Executive, and Singapore Tourism Board Chief Sustainability Officer, Ong Huey Hong, congratulated Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“The certification is testament to PPHG’s leadership in sustainable hospitality,” Ong Huey Hong said.

“We are encouraged by the increasing momentum among hotels in embracing sustainable practices following the launch of the Hotel Sustainability Roadmap.

“We trust that PPHG’s latest achievement will inspire more hotels to strive towards certification, bringing us closer towards the targets outlined in the Roadmap, with STB’s continued support on their sustainability journey.”