A Cambodian hotel in Siem Reap, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, is an award recipient of great renown for earning most Eco-Business Awards for Tourism for the validated years 2017 – 2019. The enterprise has complied with all absolute requirements prescribed by Ministry of Tourism to be granted the prestigious five awards as follows:
Khmer Product Usage Award
Khmer Product Usage Award has been introduced to promote the consumption of products made by farmers, handicraft makers, and other local producers in order to expand their markets for income generation and to raise the living standard of the people. To be granted the award, the applicant has to demonstrate that their enterprise is using, buying and further supporting Khmer products in the long run. Likewise, the purchasing team at Borei Angkor Resort & Spa adheres to local purchasing policy and is constantly buying from local suppliers on agricultural products, food & beverages, handcraft & arts, silks & textiles, furniture, construction equipment & materials, etc. This adherence aims to increase opportunities for local producers, small or medium entrepreneurs, and other relevant stakeholders to market and sell their products in the tourism industry.
3Rs Award program has been developed to recognize enterprises for their innovative contributions toward the 3Rs policy (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle). Borei Angkor Resort & Spa has a great privilege to be acknowledged as one of the enterprises that is doing the right thing to become the winner of this award program. Every day, the whole enterprise looks closely into reducing, reusing, and recycling the energy, water consumption as well as other resources. In order to respond to the saving and protection of the environment, all employees are constantly encouraged to play a part in this sustainable contribution through waste elimination. We cannot stop waste production entirely, but everyone can surely make a significant contribution to protect our environment.
In addition to 3Rs Award, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa has met evaluative criteria to be granted an Environment Award. The enterprise has integrated a philosophy of sustainable development into the company core values and activities to promote sound environmental practice in daily operations. The inclusion of the principles in business activities apparently indicates the companies’ contribution in the preservation, conservation and improvement of the environment ensuring that destructive impacts will be minimized. Environmental protection planning and strategy have also been executed within the enterprise to promote sustainable management of natural and energy resources, environmental pollution and waste management, sanitation, plus active involvement in other environmental policy and activities.
Best Workplace Award
Best Workplace Award designation has been awarded to Borei Angkor Resort & Spa for achieving a healthy workplace culture. The enterprise implements corporate health initiatives and creating an engaged workplace culture by investing time and resources to enhance the workplace experiences of the leaders, managers and all front-line employees. Borei Angkor Resort & Spa provides all colleagues an inviting workplace environment where the work is fun and engaging. To protect and enhance the well-being of all employees, the enterprise constantly offers them training and development programs, health and safety insurance, incentive trip and gathering, annual award and recognition, birthday celebration and more. Borei Angkor Resort & Spa has been recognized as excellence in creating a working environment second to none to be granted the Best Workplace Award.
For winning all four awards at once, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa has been rewarded with another prestigious prize of Outstanding Award from the Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen as an acknowledgement of an outstanding performance and significant contribution of the enterprise. This is not the first time for Borei Angkor Resort & Spa to gain this distinguished award from the prime minister. The enterprise had also been an Outstanding Award recipient for wining another two Eco-Business Awards of Social Welfare & Cultural Heritage Award, and Entrepreneur Award for the year 2015-2017.
Aside from explicit acknowledgement of merit, all above accolades attest that Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is continuously contributing to building up and developing environment, economy, society and culture in a sustainable and equitable manner, particularly improving welfare and living standards of the people.