At Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, we express our corporate social responsibility initiatives through caring for our communities and the environment. We contribute and focus on community engagement, environment and biodiversity, employee development, sustainable supply chain, and health and safety.
A Sweet Future
As a nod to the small and efficient workers that are essential to the ecosystem, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila checked in four queen bees, each with her own personal workers and guards. They were well-taken care of and after adjusting to their new neighbourhood, they grew in number as well as in their production of honey. The organic urban honey is used in the hotel’s products and is available for purchase to take home, too.
Bake House holds a sweet and savoury collection of delights that are all-natural, trans-fat free, and refrain from using artificial dyes and flavourings. Since its opening in 2019, Bake House's restaurant philosophy is grounded on a commitment to reducing waste and its carbon footprint and focuses its efforts specifically on reducing food waste and single-use plastic packaging.
On the other hand, Samba reinforced its commitment in sustainably sourcing ingredients and fresh produce in partnership with local providers, and Raging Bull Burgers prides itself on the practice of nose-to-tail butchery.
It is our joy to share that the hotel utilises eggs from cage-free hens. As we hold ourselves to high standards and are also committed to food safety, using cage-free eggs promote better animal welfare and better quality products. While others may express that this practice carries a slight price premium, we believe that the benefits of sustainability are well worth it.
We are also proud to be a part of Rooted in Nature, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' culinary and sustainability initiative. With this endeavor, we hope to provide environmentally friendly menu choices for our guests while supporting local producers. Diners can identify Rooted in Nature menu items by spotting the pea shoot logo beside the dish description. Through these sustainability efforts, we hope to deepen our relationships with our local communities, support markets for sustainable farming, fishing, and livestock practices, and overall bring higher quality cuisine to our guests.
As part of a water conservation commitment, Shangri-La The Fort encourages its guests to hang bath towels they intend to reuse. Similarly, they may participate in using bed linen more than once. Guests simply need to place the environmental card on top of their bed if they wish to change the sheets.
In addition, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila is actively eliminating single-use hotel-wide by changing plastic bottle water to glass bottle water, replacing plastic utensils to utensils made of starch.
The property is proud to be LEED Gold certified for its best practices and design. The building is utilising double-glazed glass walls and practices greywater recycling system which re-uses water for landscaping and toilet flushing, to name a few.
In collaboration with Mini Park Day Care Center, helping hands and golden hearts from different departments of the hotel assisted in purchasing, packing, and distributing school supplies for the kids. While visiting the centre, hotel representatives served healthy and delicious meals to the children and their parents, hosted fun activities with the help of an entertaining ventriloquist act with a magic show, and held a storytelling activity by colleague-volunteers.