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Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts - Water and Energy

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Aaron McGrath, General Manager, Six Senses Zighy Bay presentation at ATM 2018

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Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts - Water and Energy

  1. 1. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY
  2. 2. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY WHO WE ARE Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas creates places in which to reconnect, in settings of incredible natural beauty together with exceptional guest experiences. Our Core Values: • Fun and Quirky • Crafted Experiences • Responsible and Caring • Local Sensitivity & Global Sensibility • Pioneering Wellness • Emotional Hospitality
  3. 3. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com WHAT IS GREEN WASHING!? Greenwashing, also called "green sheen", is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization's products, services, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.
  4. 4. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com is something we do NOT do at Six Senses!
  5. 5. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY SIX SENSES SUSTAINABILITY SIX SENSES SUSTAINABILITY • Self-Sustaining • Sustainability Guidelines: o Community o General Operations ->Energy ->Water ->Waste -> Procurement and Purchasing o Landscape, Gardening and Farming o Sustainable Architecture and Building Engineering o Training, Education and Engagement o Sustainability fund o Accounting and Reporting
  6. 6. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING- SOMETHING WE TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY – SOME REPORTING EXAMPLES…
  7. 7. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY THE CHALLENGES AS WE SEE THEM • Remote Location • Terrain/Topography • Govt. / Municipal Support • Proverbial Language Barrier • Subsidy on Electricity- Boon Turned Bane • Need for ‘Grey Water’ (for irrigation) reduces initiative to curb water usage
  8. 8. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY WHAT WE ARE DOING - SUSTAINABILITY • Full Time Sustainability Manager on site • Earth Lab • Organic Farming • Sourcing Locally • Fish from Local Zighy Fishermen • Beach Clean Ups • Ecofriendly Chemicals • Styrofoam and Cardboard Boxes Returned- Take back program with suppliers • Refillable Glass Bottles in Place of Plastic • Zero Waste Focus • Sustainability Fund • Working with Local Community
  9. 9. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY WHAT WE ARE DOING - ENERGY • Hybrid Cars • Building Enveloping • Drinking water produced and bottled on site • Motion sensors in strategic locations • LED lights • Solar powered garden lights • Outdoor lights on sunlight timer/sensors
  10. 10. Copyright 2018 Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas | www.sixsenses.com SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS | TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – WATER AND ENERGY WHAT WE ARE DOING - WATER • Six Senses Water • RO + De-Sal plant installed in the resort, farm and neighboring village • All used water on site collected and sent to an on-site Sewage Treatment Plant • Water supply reducers for faucets and showers. • Employees are vigilant in spotting and reporting water leaks around the property • Water Fund • F&B practices ensure minimum water waste
  11. 11. THANK YOU QUESTIONS?

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