Shangri-La Group Beautifies and Protects The Environment on International Coastal Cleanup Day

From Malaysia to Mauritius, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are located in some of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world. As a global organization, Shangri-La Group and its colleagues recognize the importance and responsibility of supporting these fragile environments to keep them safe, healthy and stunning for our guests as well as the teeming wildlife that inhabit them.

On International Coastal Cleanup Day, many Shangri-La resorts participated in the observation by organizing cleanups in their destinations.

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius partnered with SUN Resorts, the bio marine department of the University of Mauritius and members of the village council to clean Ilot Mangenie, the resort’s private island. Over 150 volunteers, including 40 resort colleagues, helped clean the beach and the mangrove. Volunteers collected 80 bags of plastic bottles, cans and broken glass.

“This was an important initiative, as Ilot Mangenie is home to various mangroves that are essential for protecting coastal communities as well as provide a vital nursing environment for young fish species,” said Jessen Soopramanien, assistant communications manager at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius.

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island hosted a coastal cleanup at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Fiji’s only national park. Resort colleagues and guests, including its youngest volunteers who were in kindergarten and third grade, collected and separated rubbish and recycling to ensure proper disposal.

Nineteen volunteers from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang and Golden Sands Resort, Penang participated in a 45-minute beach cleanup. The team collected and sorted 28 kilograms of waste. The team submitted the data to the Ocean Conservancy to help the organization track pollution trends.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu organized a beach cleanup in partnership with Reef Check Malaysia, a local organization that is working towards sustainable management of coral reefs in Malaysia. Supported by the Tuaran Municipal Council, resort colleagues, guests and community members from Kampung Terayong collected over 633 kilograms of waste.

Twenty-two Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya colleagues and guests volunteered to pick up environmentally harmful objects at Batu-Batu Kenjeran Beach.

“The dedicated team collected 25 big sacks of garbage,” said Cahya Bhinartika, CSR and sustainability manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya. “I hope we can inspire and empower millions of people around the world to help beauty and save their local environments.”

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris organized a cleanup along the Seine River. Volunteers collected 12 bags of garbage, including face masks that can take more than 450 years to disintegrate.

Thank you to our colleagues around the world for cleaning and helping our environment.