Penang, Malaysia, 25 February 2019 – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa has been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) as one of the best eco-friendly resorts in Malaysia.
The endorsement serves as a recognition of the resort’s continued commitment and effortin working towards a sustainable future and responsible tourism that benefits its guests, employees and the community.
Deputy Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik presented the certificate to Elaine Yue, general manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa SayangResort & Spa, Penang and Golden Sands Resort, Penang, recently.
YB Tuan Bakhtiar commended the resort for its water-bottling plant, recycling centre, discontinuing the use of plastic straws and waste-management programme that significantly reduces usage of disposable plastic and discarded packaging materials, which eventually end up chocking rubbish landfills.
He is happy to see that the resort’s corporate social responsibility committee is actively conducting activities and oversees, regulates and disseminates relevant information on environment conservation and sustainability. CSR meetings, led by the CSR manager and staff members, are held monthly to spread awareness and encourage CSR participation across the hotel ranks.
“Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is truly honoured by this recognition from MOTAC,” said Ms Yue. “Our company continues to develop and apply all the environmental best practices daily as an ongoing effort in conserving the environment. The Green Hotel certification and endorsement spurs us to do more and remain at the forefront of sustainable operationsin our industry while continuing to further reduce our impact on the environment.”
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner whilst 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 thestrategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain andemployees. These focus areas are unified under the umbrella brand of “Sustainability”,together with Shangri-La’s core CSR projects “Embrace” and “Sanctuary”. Hotel-level Embrace programmes focus on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims topromote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. Sanctuary programmes concentrate on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, whichpromotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please visit the group’s CSR section on http://www.shangri-la.com.