Having weathered two years of the COVID storm we now see the light at the end of the tunnel. While there may yet be uncertainty and setbacks, we see a resilient and sustainable future, with purposeful travel embracing nature and wellness.
Tourism has significant transformative power in the face of unprecedented global inequality and change. The pandemic has devastated livelihoods worldwide and now more than ever, strengthening our core value of sustainability is necessary to ensure resilience for business, people and the planet.
Our quarterly reports summarize key efforts towards our broader sustainability goals and objectives, carried out at our properties across the globe. They provide a snapshot of our collective efforts and the innovative and diverse sustainability programmes we coordinate with our stakeholders.
In our first Rooted issue in 2022, we celebrated Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with the stories of seven incredible women behind the Banyan Tree Spa Academy’s 20-year journey of wellbeing. Other highlights in Q1 this year included Banyan Tree Group’s collective efforts during the global Earth Hour event, and the publication of our Group’s 2021 Annual and Sustainability Reports.
In this issue, we rounded up the year with meaningful stories from our properties around the globe and their efforts towards our Group’s sustainability goals. Highlights from this quarter include the establishment of a fund for green projects in China, a new apprenticeship programme to provide marginalised youths with hospitality training and job opportunities, and our Group’s stakeholder-informed ESG Materiality Analysis to prioritise ESG impacts from our business.
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