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Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa Celebrates Earth Day 2013

CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH SIGATOKA SPECIAL SCHOOL

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji celebrated Earth Day 2013 with a mangrove planting event, celebratory cake and presentations to guests as well as student and staff from the Sigatoka Special School and staff volunteers from the Resort.

The day also marks the fourth anniversary of Earth Day Thursday that was launched at the Resort in 2010. Since then there have been more than 10,000 visitors to the Shangri-La Marine Education Centre, more than 2,000 mangrove seedlings have been planted by guests, students and staff on the mangrove flats surrounding Yanuca Island; and restoration work has been carried out on close to 1000m2 of coastal forests and 600m2 of reef.

“The annual celebration of Earth Day is but one of the ways that we hope help us raise awareness of our environment and celebrate the beauty of Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage,” said the Resort’s General Manager, Michael Monks. “Through this and several ongoing activities we are proud to partner with our guests, students from our community, staff volunteers and a number of organisations in our district who have played an integral role in the conservation and restoration of Fiji’s natural surroundings.” Monks said awareness was an important part of the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa conservation efforts.

“We believe that our ongoing efforts in raising awareness and encouraging a commitment to the ongoing preservation of Fiji’s natural heritage amongst the youth, is vital. This is further enhanced in our partnership with key stakeholders such as the Natural Trust – Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Kula Eco Park and OISCA. These organisations have been closely involved in advocating for conservation in our community for some time and we are proud to be associated with them.”

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, the environment, health and safety, the 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.

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。