Sustainability


Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. We employ an integrated and participatory approach, to minimise our impact while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations.

As stewards of responsible tourism, we have conceptualised our values in our “Brand for Good” framework to go beyond the precautionary approach and inspire exceptional experiences among our guests to “embrace the environment and empower people” at each of our locations.

 

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SUSTAINABILITY ACHIEVEMENTS


Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay has been the recipient of various industry-recognized awards for our compliance to the most stringent environmental practices and commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Zhuhai’s Department of Healthy City Construction bestowed Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay the ‘Health Hotel’ award as recognition for our commitment towards the environment and sustainable hotel practices. Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay is very proud to have achieved this distinguishable honour in 2018, within a year of our opening.

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PLASTIC-FREE BANYAN TREE


Our resort is committed to our brand-wide pledge to reduce and ultimately eliminate single-use plastics from our operations, as part of our continued effort to directly address the detrimental effect that plastic is having on the environment and marine life. In our first year, we as a Group managed to eliminate over 25% of targeted single-use plastic, meaning 1 in 4 of these items used will no longer be sent to landfill or end up polluting our environment.

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RESOURCE CONSERVATION


Banyan Tree’s efforts connect with the issue of global climate action by conserving resources through efficient operations, with external assurance by EarthCheck, the leading benchmarking certification within the travel and tourism industry.

Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay adapts a recovery system to collect heat from our central air-conditioning. Collected heat is subsequently channeled to heat water for everyday operational use.

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GREENING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER


Our aim is to restore the natural environment, whilst raising awareness of climate change through tree-planting events, around the area in which we operate, with a current target of 2,000 trees per year. In the first ten years we planted almost half a million trees, and we aim to plant 25,000 during our 25th anniversary year.

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SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES


Supporting long-term societal prosperity is central to Banyan Tree’s ability to create value for local communities and this is achieved by empowering them through job creation, education, supporting artisanal cooperatives, community impact initiatives, humanitarian relief and connecting travelers to local culture and heritage.

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COMMUNITY CLEANING


We aim to organise a minimum of four cleaning activities each year, to engage members of the local community, our guests and our associates with the need for effective waste management and to promote responsible consumption of resources and maintaining a healthy environment.

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EARTH HOUR


We strive to increase awareness on climate change. During Earth Hour, we invite guests to turn off the lights for an hour and encourage them to participate in activities such as candle lighting.

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Wellness Menu


Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay launches a wellness menu quarterly. Menu items contain raw materials such as traditional Chinese herbs and coarse grains - all carefully selected to nourish body and soul.

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