Raffles plans to fully adopt the Green Partnership Programme and Eco Meet concepts across all its properties. The Green Partnership Programme focuses on improvements in waste management, energy and water conservation, as well as community outreach through local groups and partnerships.
Environmental benefits are realised through reduced utilities consumption and best practices. The programme emphasizes on sustainability and encompasses everything from recycling and organic waste diversion in the hotel’s kitchens to retrofitting energy efficient lighting. An audit report records the environmental initiatives of each hotel. It also allows for the tracking of the hotel’s progress and ensures that hotels are carrying out the Green Partnership mandate.
In addition, an annual cleanup of the Siem Reap river is organized by the hotel staff of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor to ensure that natural eco system is maintained despite heavy tourism in the region. Raffles Beijing returns used batteries to suppliers, classifies garbage for recycling, and uses energy saving bulbs in various areas of the hotel.