Photography by Banyan Tree Group
21 July 2023
The Banyan Tree Group has long been committed to its ethos of Embracing the Environment, Empowering People and actively implementing sustainability practices ever since its founding.
Banyan Tree Group is continuing to implement a series of sustainable food policies while enhancing existing best practice.
This comprehensive transition encompasses various initiatives, including the introduction of the Meatless Monday program in all associate restaurants, increased plant-based cuisine options, clear food waste targets, and partnering with organisations such as Humane Society International to develop best practices on food sourcing to protect animal welfare.
Moreover, the Group is actively expanding sustainable food-sourcing methods by prioritising seasonal and local produce, prohibiting the use of endangered fish species, and promoting responsible fishing practices.
At the same time, the Group acknowledges the complexities involved and aims to work closely with local communities in order to tap on their expertise and ensure a sustainable long-term future.
Following are some key policies that have been implemented to drive sustainability efforts:
Several properties such as Banyan Tree Phuket, Dhawa Xi’an Chanba, Cassia Phuket, Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum, and the upcoming Homm Tu Le are already sourcing 100-percent cage-free eggs, with seven more close to completing their transition.
Banyan Tree Group reports progress in annual Sustainability Reports, demonstrating its commitment to transparency and accountability.
Earlier this year, the Group released its 17th annual Sustainability Report, which adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and SGX Sustainability Reporting Standards, while also aligning short- and long-term targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).