Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept fuelled by passion and goes beyond an organisation’s obligation to address social and environmental needs. An example of an organisation that has successfully embraced CSR and integrated this practice into its business model is Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. Since 2000, the resort has remained committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner and has been actively involved in countless CSR activities with the local community, government and the environment.
Creating a Better Future for SK Kitobu, Inanam
Creating a Better Future for SK Kitobu, Inanam

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, adopted a local primary school, SK Kitobu, Inanam, that is a 45-minute drive from the resort on March 2021 as part of the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Embrace.

In addition to the government syllabus for the young children, Kitobu Inanam Primary School provides academic programmes with social and emotional support for pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and Down Syndrome.

The two hundred and fifteen children attending the school come from impoverished families living in villages around the school. Most families there earn below MYR 1,000 a month.

During the five-year programme, the Resort will enhance some physical structures to provide a safe environment for its pupils and will add some essentials to existing facilities. Some key areas that require special attention include:

  • Upgrading the library with new furniture to create a conducive environment,
  • Purchasing science equipment to complete the science lab that has been empty since it was built in early 2019, and
  • Upgrading the special needs classroom with a kitchenette and functioning toilet/ shower room to help the pupils learn necessary life skills.
Rescuing Our Reefs
Rescuing Our Reefs

In line with our commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, we have launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, has initiated a marine conservation programme to assist with the preservation and protection of the Tunku Abdul Marine Park, and help save fish species such as the clownfish. The resort is home to the Clownfish Discovery Centre which features three separate sections: the reef tank, the breeding tanks, the juvenile tanks and the touch tanks. It hopes to educate guests and the local community on the clownfish and many other marvelous marine species, as well as the threats that face them in the tropical waters where they live.


No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88100 Malaysia


(60 88) 327 888

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