Mission Hills Resort in Shenzhen, China has scored another first by winning the 2013 “Custodian Of The Environment Award” for its various campaigns to promote sustainability in golf.
The award will be presented to the world’s largest golf resort at the 2013 Asia Pacific Golf Summit to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 – 7 November.
The first Mission Hills Resort was developed on a piece of barren land that was considered too acidic for plantation. For 20 years, Mission Hills has strived for ecological equilibrium by preserving the natural landscape in all its developments. The scale of the Mission Hills development has been such that it was accredited the World’s Largest Golf Club and Spa Resort by the Guinness World Records.
Mission Hills has invested some US$ 50 million on the implementation of an environmental sustainability programme that encompasses everything from air quality monitoring to energy, water, waste, and carbon emissions management in a concerted effort to prove that modern day golf course management can go hand in hand with eco-tourism development and environmental protection and sustainability.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Ken Chu, Chairman and CEO of the Mission Hills Group said, “We are committed to building a sustainable and environmentally responsible leisure and tourism business that makes a positive economic, cultural and environmental impact on the local community and region. It is encouraging to see how businesses, destinations, and organizations from around the globe are setting new standards and achievements in sustainable tourism.”
“At Mission Hills, we are working interminably to improve our sustainability, ecological and environmental records and contributions. We have a good story to tell and want to do so in a way that is both entertaining and engaging for the world to see.” added Chu.
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