Shangri-La Colleagues Beautify Local Communities Through Volunteer Cleanups

Throughout June, Shangri-La colleagues around the world participated in local cleanups to beautify their communities and support healthy biodiversity.

On June 19, 53 colleagues from Hotel Jen Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong and Aberdeen Marina Club participated in a four-hour cleanup hike at the Lady Clementi’s Ride trail on Hong Kong Island.

On June 21, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta colleagues participated in a cleanup activity at the Al-Isthisam mosque. Along with cleaning the floors of rooms and public spaces, colleagues also repaired light fixtures and fans.

“In this activity, we engaged with our community and beautified the mosque and the surrounding area so visitors can have pleasant and peaceful visits,” said Bintari Rarastiwi, CSR manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.

On June 13, 58 colleagues from Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli participated in an environmental cleanup at Beihu Lake. Colleagues collected over 210 kilograms of waste including plastic bags and paper.

On June 21, 63 volunteers from Shangri-La Hotel, Xian participated in a plogging activity at Xin Ji Yuan Park. Originally started in Sweden in 2016, plogging, derived from the Swedish term “plocka upp,” is a combination of jogging while picking up litter. Now a global hobby, plogging is an eco-friendly activity that promotes healthy lifestyles while protecting the planet.

“Our colleagues collected garbage on the road as well as in the park,” said Rachel Xue, assistant director of human resources at Shangri-La Hotel, Xian. “All of us hope not only to beautify the hotel grounds, but also our community and surroundings. We hope to continue this activity to show our commitment to the environment.”

On June 22, volunteers and their family members from Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian participated in a weeding activity in a nearby forest. After learning about the different types of plants in the forest and how to properly weed invasive plants, colleagues helped clear the forest floor of harmful plants.

On June 22, Hotel Jen Male, Maldives organized a city cleanup challenge for its colleagues. More than 40 colleagues competed in teams of four to collect trash within three hours. At the end of the challenge, the teams weighed their waste to decide the winner. As a whole, volunteers collected over 50 bags of garbage.

Thank you to our colleagues who participated in these meaningful programs.