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Press Release14 June 2021

Centara Reaffirms Commitment To Sustainability With Ambitious Long-Term Plan For An Ecologically Conscious Future

10-year roadmap to include 20% reduction in energy and water consumption, GHG emissions, and waste

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Centara Hotels & Resorts / Central Hospitality International (CHi)

Bangkok, Thailand - Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability with a new long-term goals to meet climate-related targets.

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The 10-year corporate level roadmap includes measurable goals for four key initiatives, including a drastic 20% reduction in energy and water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and the amount of waste sent to landfills.

To achieve these goals, the group is implementing solar power projects, and installing sub-metering systems for water and electrical management. Energy conservation measures and heating system upgrades are being implemented wherever possible and embedded into daily operations and ensuring that the waste management policy is being strictly followed by the individual property, especially keeping food waste reduction in focus.

By 2025, Centara aims to have 100% of its properties certified to an international sustainability standard, as well as eliminate single-use plastic items in the entire guest journey, further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to long-term sustainability.

“By adopting sustainable, green practices, we are actively choosing to be more aware of our environmental impact. This not only protects the natural surroundings that enhance the guest experience in so many of the locations where we operate, it also creates long-term benefits for the company, our customers and our employees. Setting long-term sustainability goals allows us incorporate green practices into our identity and ensures that all our stakeholders are aligned with Centara’s values and vision for a more mindful, ecologically conscious future,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

He further added that Centara’s approach to sustainability is intrinsically aligned with its mission: “To provide locally-relevant, Thai-inspired experiences in each of our global destinations, delighting guests through a blend of innovation, authentic family values and the unique passion of Centara's people, whilst maintaining a commitment to sustainability.”

For more information about Centara’s commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit https://investor.centarahotelsresorts.com.

About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand"s leading hotel operator. Its 84 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centara"s portfolio comprises six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The group"s newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.

Centara also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families. Centara"s distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.

Over the next five years Centara aims to become a top 100 global hotel group, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company"s unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centara"s global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.

Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com

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Corporate Assistant Manager of Public Relations – International, Centara Hotels & Resorts
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