From left: Mr. Jeffrey D. Nygaard, AMCHAM President; Ms. Roongtawan Pattarasuwannakit, Area CSR Manager, Angsana Laguna Phuket & Banyan Tree Phuket; Mr. Peera Pomsook, Assistant CSR & Community Relations Director, Laguna Phuket; Mr. Glyn T. Davies, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand; Mr. Ratthanaphat Phetjeen, Staff Relations Manager, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, and Ms. Sukanya Somphan, Human Resources and Training Manager, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.
Recently (on 21 November 2017), Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC (Laguna Phuket) was awarded AMCHAM’s CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition for 3rd consecutive year by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand in appreciation of the resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development. The award was presented by the US ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Glyn T. Davies in Bangkok.
AMCHAM’s ACE Recognition is honouring member organizations that create long-term economic and social benefits in their communities. Laguna Phuket was awarded the ACE recognition in 2015 for its Seedlings Internship Program for marginalized local young adults; ACE 2016 for its Greening Community Initiative that resulted in 25,000 mangrove saplings planted by the resort, participated by more than 1,000 associates and 450 community members, over the course of 10 years, and ACE 2017 for outstanding efforts in education empowerment as exemplified by the resort’s ongoing Laguna Phuket Kindergarten, Mobile Learning Centre and Community Learning Centre. For more information about Laguna Phuket CSR, visit www.lagunaphuket.com/csr
This year, 59 companies awarded AMCHAM CSR Excellence and 15 company including Laguna Phuket received Silver CSR partnership status. For more information about 2017 AMCHAM’s CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition, visit www.amchamthailand.com