Shangri-La has released its first sustainability report outlining the company’s achievements in the areas of environment, health and safety, employees, supply chain and stakeholder relations for 2010. The report will be issued every two years to track the progress of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes.
Entitled ‘Enhance, Enrich, Embrace’, the report includes examples of Shangri-La’s environmental achievements, including the reducing CO2 emissions by 7%, energy consumption by 5% and water consumption by 6% per guest night in 2010 over 2009, based on 64 operating hotels. In addition, the report noted that Shangri-La currently employs approximately 400 people with disabilities – or around 1% of its workforce. The company intends to increase this level to 2%.
Other achievements include ensuring that all hotels comply with eco-friendly packaging of bathroom amenities, and the investment of more than HK$2 million (US$257,000) in various health and education projects.
“Shangri-La has made a long-term commitment to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. We are pleased to present this report which will serve as a benchmark for monitoring our development and progress,” said Greg Dogan, President & CEO of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited. “The report is another step towards our goal of being leaders in corporate citizenship and sustainable development and improving the quality of life for the communities in which we do business.”
The report is available at: www.shangrila.com/en/corporate/aboutus/socialresponsibility/stakeholder.