Volunteers in Mauritius and Sri Lanka Clean and Beautify Local Beaches and Villages

Shangri-La Group is honored to operate and host with hospitality from the heart in some of the most prestigious and pristine environments in the world. In line with Shangri-La Group’s commitment to environment conservation and our surrounding communities, resort colleagues in Sri Lanka and Mauritius participated in local clean up activities to create a healthier surroundings for all.

On February 25, 28 colleagues from Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka and six community members participated in a cleaning initiative in Godawaya Fishing Harbour, Ambalantota. The team screened the 1.16-kilometer beach for non-biodegradable waste and collected bags of plastic, polythene, tin cans and glass.

“As Walawe River falls into the sea just opposite the fishing harbor, the river drops in floating garbage that disperses on the surrounding beach,” said Palinda Perera, CSR manager at the resort. “The fishing harbor had piles of broken fishing nets, pieces of Styrofoam and more.”

After four hours of cleaning, the volunteers were proud of their efforts to create a cleaner and healthier beach for community members.

On February 27 in Mauritius, 18 volunteers from Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa participated in a village cleanup in Trou d'Eau Douce. In partnership with the village council, the District council of Flacq and the Tourism Authority, volunteers collected waste including errant plastic, tin cans, used mattresses and more.

“Team members showed enthusiasm for this clean up activity, which is very encouraging,” said Sunil Beerbul, executive assistant manager of rooms and sustainability champion at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. “We remain committed to the welfare and betterment of our community, more so as most of our colleagues are inhabitants of the village.”'

Thank you to our dedicated colleagues for continuing to serve our environment and communities.