In celebration of the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, 19 September 2015, Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya went to the mangrove plantation area in Wonorejo to plant mangrove seedlings, clean up the area and release birds to its natural habitat.
Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya’s third mangrove plantation activity was made special by the attendance of two consulate generals of China and Japan for Surabaya.
The hotel team, together with fourth graders from MI Nurul Huda 1 School – the hotel’s CSR partner – planted more than 100 mangrove seedlings. They then cleaned up the area and checked on the mangroves that were planted the previous years.
“Thank you for inviting us; I really found the activity meaningful and really good for the environment,” Said Chinese Consulate General Madam Yu Hong. She hopes to join the activity again next year.
Similarly, Mr. Yoshiharu Kato, the consulate general of Japan, also expressed his interest to come again next year with the hotel team.
Martin Brenner, the general manager, also expressed his gratefulness that, together with the hotel, he could give back to the local community through this annual mangrove planting activity.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La’s social responsibility programme consists of the two elements of “embrace” and “sanctuary”. Embrace focuses on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. In sanctuary, the programme concentrates on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.