Demonstrating its commitment to protect the environment and mitigate climate change, Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou will participate for the fourth consecutive year in Earth Hour, a global Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) climate change initiative.
On 23 March 2013, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou will turn off its lights in most back-of-the-house areas and dim the lights in public areas, restaurants and the hotel exterior. Guests will be encouraged to participate by turning off the lights in their guestrooms, using linen napkins instead of paper napkins, and taking leftover food home to reduce food wastage.
Participating in Earth Hour is only one small part of Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou’s environmental protection efforts. The hotel has implemented Green programmes to identify ways to reduce wastage, eradicate practices that damage the environment and generally promote environmental awareness. Examples of these practices include using energy-saving light bulbs and biodegradable cleaning materials, water restrictors and sewage treatment facilities to prevent water pollution.
“As an environmentally conscious and socially responsible company, it is only fitting that Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou participates in Earth Hour to help raise awareness for climate change with our employees and guests,” said Steven Zhang, general manager of Shangri‑La Hotel, Baotou.
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