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Resort Launches New CSR Aquaponics Project

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 4 February 2014 – Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu has expanded its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to include aquaponics, a self-sustaining food production system. The process combines aquaculture, the farming of fish, and hydroponics, the farming of plants in water.

The resort’s aquaponics project is a sustainable food production system constructed out of discarded materials found in and around the resort. The system will soon be upgraded and powered by solely by solar energy. The resort will use this system to cultivate a variety of herbs and vegetables and to breed freshwater tilapia.

“We are excited to be the first hotel in Kota Kinabalu and the only hotel within the Shangri-La group to launch this aquaponics system. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu is a strong advocate for environmental sustainability and this is proven by our recent awards won at the 2013 Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award for Exceptional Achievement Award in the environmental performance and the coveted Sabah State Award,” said Craig Powell, general manager of Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu.

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu will be collaborating with a non-governmental organisation (NGOs) to introduce aquaponics to rural communities in needs as a means of providing an alternative sustainable livelihood. The resort also intends to introduce aquaponics to schools as an educational tool to teach students on the mechanics and advantages of this system in promoting a better environment.

A medium-scale interactive model of the resort’s aquaponics system can be viewed at STAR Marina for guests to discover the benefits of this alternate farming method through the expert knowledge of its resident marine biologist.

香格里拉酒店集团一贯坚持以经济、社会和环境可持续性的方式进行经营,同时平衡各相关利益方之间的关系。集团有专门的企业社会责任委员会,从股东关系、环境、健康及安全、供应链管理和员工等各方面带领企业推陈出新,使香格里拉成为企业公民和可持续发展方面的领导者。香格里拉企业社会责任项目以可持续发展为出发点,由人文关怀"和"关爱自然"两个核心元素组成。"人文关怀"主要体现在香格里拉人文关怀项目,使弱势群体获得更好的教育及健康服务;"关爱自然"则渗透于香格里拉自然保护项目中,为保护生态多样性以及恢复生态环境作出不懈努力。更多详情,请登录香格里拉集团网站 www.shangri-la.com"企业社会责任"板块。

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Claudina Wong
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