My stance on sustainability
Enhancing local biodiversity: I already encourage less frequent laundering and the use of biodegradable bathroom amenities, and provide free PressReader access to thousands of digital newspapers and magazines. However, my team is constantly looking to reduce the consumption of our planet's natural resources in new ways. In cooperation with this effort, my hotel has three sky gardens, each landscaped with flowers, plants and trees that are native to Singapore. This indigenous flora helps create an oasis of calm for my guests and provides shelter and nesting areas for birds that you can easily see and hear in fine weather.
While you can get organic produce in a local supermarket, there’s nothing like strolling through a farmers’ market and perusing fresh organic produce, locally made snacks and drinks at individual stalls. Now, I’ve made the farmer’s market come to you. Join us every quarter at Makan@Jen Terrace (Level 10) for my very own Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market, which features specially selected vendors from Singaporean farms. In addition, my chefs will be on hand to whip up some special organic snacks and drinks for those that are feeling peckish.
Embracing local communities: Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was established in 1957 to provide people with Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore. In support of their cause, my hotel participates actively in the annual global campaign Steptember, which is organized by CPAS, to help raise funds and awareness. You can show your support by donating any amount at any one of the donation boxes around the hotel.
Being part of the Shangri-La Group, we are signatories to 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.