Discovery Indochina has prioritized corporate responsibility and sustainability (CR&S) as a primary business objective. The company recognizes that taking a leadership position on social and environmental issues is essential for creating a sustainable competitive advantage, and doing business in both the regional and international arena.
Furthermore, Discovery Indochina believes it is important to lead by example and so it has appointed a Director of CR&S to guide the initiative. This translated to investing a significant budget in meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility projects and initiatives.
Discovery Indochina approach to CR&S is to follow international best practice (the Global Reporting Initiative and the International Organization for Standardization) and develop the program customized to address issues which are significant and relevant to the business and the stakeholders. In early 2012 Discovery Indochina adopted a Corporate Commitments policy as cornerstone for developing an integrated management system to guide the CR&S program and create business value.
Discovery Indochina direct corporate Environmental, Health & Safety risk profile is that of a professional office based organization and hence is relatively insignificant. However, the EHS performance and effects of our facilities, contractors and service providers is significant. In recent years the company has conformed to international standards and expectations by:
• Appointing independent, internationally-recognized environmental advisors.
• Undertaking environmental and social impact assessments that comply with international requirements, for all of the company trips.
• Integrating the recommendations of these into our design specifications and operating projects.
Discovery Indochina has been committed to developing business relationships that last. Building on its experience, expertise and dedication, Discovery Indochina today is a renowned name in the production of and operation of sustainable tourism. Sustainability is integral to Discovery Indochina business values and finds expression in its commitment to enhance the deployment of tours line benchmarks of economic, environmental and social performance.
There are four key strands to doing this: Health, Safety and Environmental Performance; Recycle Energy; Community Initiatives; and CR&S projects and achievement
Discovery Indochina recognizes that taking a leadership position on social and environmental issues is essential to creating a sustainable competitive advantage, and doing business in both the regional and international arena. The company has been investing a significant budget in meaningful corporate social responsibility projects and initiatives and continues to invest in corporate social responsibility initiatives and with its five-year plan.
As a Vietnamese company with a portfolio of assets based in Vietnam, our future is intrinsically linked with the socioeconomic development of Vietnam and Indochina region. It is Discovery Indochina belief that the anchor for sustainable growth of the economy and the well being of the society is the nurturing and development of our greatest resource, our people. We demonstrate this commitment by hiring local citizens wherever possible, and are proud to have introduced the human resource development programs, including advanced research, graduate programs and youth technical training.