Strides Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow

Strides Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow

Element by Westin Bali Ubud is leading the way toward a sustainable future for hospitality. The hotel is committed to reducing waste and energy consumption and has made great strides in implementing sustainable practices throughout its operations. Under the leadership of General Manager – Richardo Tutuko and Sustainability Champion – Bayu Suryawan, Element by Westin Bali Ubud has participated in various events, activations, and ongoing initiatives to promote sustainability.

Element by Westin Bali Ubud took a huge step by enforcing a no-smoking policy in every hotel room and offering open areas for family activities inside the hotel. The hotel pledged to reduce plastic waste with a percentage of 100% single-use plastic-free in hotel rooms and 80% in the Food & Beverage area including utilizing the farm-to-table concept at Andong Teras Restaurant. As well as utilizing organic material and ecologically friendly technology at Pancamaya Wellness.

Element by Westin Bali Ubud has partnered with Marriott initiatives through Marriott Business Council (MBC) to participate in environmental initiatives such as mangrove tree planting, beach clean-ups, and school renovations. In addition, the hotel works with community centers and charitable organizations to support environmental and social-cultural causes. Element by Westin Bali Ubud is an active participant in the Road to Awareness campaign, which falls under Marriott International’s Sustainability and Social Impact Platform, Serve 360: “Doing Good in Every Direction”.

This platform guides how the company makes a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business. Element by Westin Bali Ubud has developed a comprehensive strategy for creating awareness for everyone, to care for the environment with a sustainable management plan driven by the four key pillars.

The Environmental pillar focuses on reducing pollution, conserving resources, and preserving biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes. By implementing sustainable practices, Element by Westin Bali Ubud ensures that its operations have minimal impact on the environment.

The Socio-Cultural pillar involves actively participating in corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions, community development, support for local entrepreneurs, respect for local communities, implementing policies against exploitation, human trafficking, diversity, equitable hiring, and employee protection.

The Quality pillar emphasizes providing exceptional service that exceeds guest expectations while contributing to the economic well-being of the surrounding community through local ownership, employment, and buying local products. A sustainable business should benefit its colleagues, customers, business partners, owners, and other stakeholders.

Last but not least, the Health and Safety Issues pillar ensures that Element by Westin Bali Ubud complies with all established health and safety regulations and ensures that both guest and colleague protection instruments are in place.

These efforts and the commitment to make a positive impact have led the hotel to reach successful resource management through a number of initiative programs. Reflects its dedication to responsible practices and demonstrates the effectiveness of its vision, mission, and strategies. Which is to create a great and sustainable future, and to establish good management knowledge and effective operations to provide high-quality services for everyone. (BTN/r)

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