As part of the resort’s commitment to serve as a good steward of the environment, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, celebrated World Tourism Week with two outdoor cleaning activities in Feydhoo, local neighbouring island, and in Villingili, the resort’s island, on 1 and 2 October 2010.
Forty volunteers from the resort, the local community and local businesses gathered in Feydhoo Island for the two-hour long activity dedicated to clear the field of a soon-to-become leisure park for the local community. On the following day, guests were invited to join the resort’s employees in the celebrations with a house reef cleaning adventure. The activities aimed to increase the awareness of the local community and employees about the importance of protecting the natural surroundings for a better quality of life.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La’s social responsibility programme consists of the two elements of “embrace” and “sanctuary.” Embrace focuses on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. In sanctuary, the programme concentrates on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.
Director of Communications
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives
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