Four Seasons Resorts Asia is an example of a large spa operator which has recognised its responsibility in minimising its impact on the environment and engage in conservation practices.
Through local community partnerships, sustainable practices and education, the group’s resorts have committed to creating positive change and to advance environmental initiatives.
Among the group’s resorts taking part is Sustainable Spa Association member, Four Seasons Resort Bali, which has provided the island’s arts heritage a boost through its Cultural Programme. The Bali resort is connecting guests with local artists via painting, calligraphy, carving, dance and music workshops. It is also offering internships for hearing-impaired students and underprivileged women.
In addition, Four Seasons Bali has also stepped up its efforts to further reduce single-use plastics. Its onsite water-bottling plant eliminates the use of thousands of plastic bottles every year. Compostable straws, napkins, and eco-friendly packaging and bags for takeaways are a given at all Four Seasons Resorts of Asia, as are refillable ceramic amenity containers in guest villas, public areas and spas.
The resort has also set up a Soap For Hope initiative, which involves soap bars collected from guest rooms being donated to the ROLE Foundation, where marginalised women are employed to clean, process and repackage up to 2,000 bars a month for Balinese orphanages.
There is also an Ocean-to-Table experience which enables guests to meet, interact with and support local fishermen.
To find out more about the sustainable practices in place at SSA member Four Seasons Bali – and across the wider Four Seasons network – click HERE.