Banyan Tree Global Foundation | Banyan Tree Global Foundation - About Us
As a socially responsible business, Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. With the call to arms of embracing the environment and empowering the people, we seek to continue being an agent of social and economic development through responsible tourism. Our triple bottom line (economy, society and environment) help direct our sustainable development by inspiring associates, guests, and partners to take a wider consideration encompassing a long term view when making business decisions.
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About Us


As a socially responsible business, Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. A global hospitality group operating in diverse locations, Banyan Tree’s concept of sustainability seeks to create long term value for multiple stakeholders and destinations.

– Our Mission –

We want to build globally recognised brands which, by inspiring exceptional experiences among our guests, instilling pride and integrity in our associates, and enhancing both the physical and human environment in which we operate, will deliver attractive returns to our shareholders.

Established in 2009, Banyan Tree Global Foundation is an associate of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited. As the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the group, it provides in-house CSR consultancy services to Banyan Tree Holdings. The Company’s triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental success helps direct sustainable development by inspiring associates, guests and partners to take a wider consideration encompassing a long-term view when making business decisions.

We employ an integrated and participatory approach to minimise our impacts while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations. Our Core Values involve:

Creating an enchantingly memorable experience for guests and customers through our services and products;

Providing fair and dignified employment for our associates which enhances their ability to contribute to the company’s growth and elevates their job prospects with Banyan Tree and beyond;

Enable long term prosperity for communities in which we operate through business conduct, operations and harnessing our competencies to address issues facing the community;

Exercising the precautionary approach to environmental impacts of our operations, and taking an active role in the protection and remediation of global ecosystems;

Conduct business with suppliers and vendors in a fair and transparent manner while working in partnership to enhance societal benefits.

Headquartered in Singapore, we have a global presence including ownership or management interest in:

47 Hotels and Resorts

63 Spas

75 Gallery Outlets

3 Golf Courses

23 Countries

11,013 Associates

58 Nationalities

971,854 Guests Served

Organisational Profile

The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands: Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia and Dhawa. Banyan Tree also operates the leading integrated resort in Thailand – Laguna Phuket, and integrated resorts Laguna Bintan in Indonesia and Laguna Lăng Cô in Central Vietnam.

BTGF is led by a Board of Directors featuring Chairperson Ms. Claire Chiang, Mr Eddy See, Mr Dharmali Kusumadi and Mr KC Moy, and managed by Coordinating Director Dr Steve Newman.


Since earning the 1992 Environmental Award from American Express and The International Hotel Association for the remediation of a former tin mining site into the Laguna Phuket integrated resort, Banyan Tree has been committed to sustainability as a top priority. For this commitment, Banyan Tree has received nods of approval from various organizations, in the form of various social and environmental awards. While honoured to receive these awards, Banyan Tree sees such recognition as rewards of conduct rather than incentives for conduct.


  • Banyan Tree Al Wadi : Middle East Hotel Awards, Best Sustainable Hotel in the Middle East
  • Banyan Tree Samui : Green Hotel Award Gold Certification by Department of Environmental Quality Promotion
  • Banyan Tree Seychelles : Leading Green Resort, World Travel Awards
  • Banyan Tree Hotel and Resorts : HRM Asia 2015, Special Recognition Award for Best CSR Practices


  • Banyan Tree Holdings : 15th SIAS Investors’ Choice Award, Most Transparent Company Award
  • Banyan Tree Al Wadi : Middle East Hotel Awards, Best Community Engagement
  • Banyan Tree Hotel and Resorts : National Heritage Board, Patron of Heritage Awards
2006 and earlier
  • American Express & The International Hotel Association “Environment Award”