My stance on sustainability
Enhancing local biodiversity: From encouraging less frequent laundering and providing free PressReader access to thousands of digital newspapers and magazines, my team is constantly looking to reduce the consumption of our planet's natural resources. I have also procured locally produced biodegradable plastic bags, partnered with local suppliers to source Maldivian products, and supported World Environment Day and Earth Hour every year to spread awareness among my guests and hotel staff.
Embracing local communities: With the support of the Maldives Ministry of Tourism, my hotel will be working with a local school to provide selected students with hospitality training to equip them with skills that will help them to get future employment. We also plan to educate and train students at a local orphanage on practical topics such as hygiene and sanitation, communication and hospitality skills on a monthly basis to equip them with useful social skills and help them gain confidence.
Being part of the Shangri-La Group, we are signatories of the UN Global Compact and firm constituents on the Dow Jones and Hang Seng Sustainability Indices. To get the latest on what we are doing to conserve the environment and support our local communities, visit our sustainability blog or contact us.