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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SUNWAY HOTELS & RESORTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

| Sustainable Excellence 
| Our Journey 
| Our #Sunwayforgood Practices 

Dew drop for clear water for Sunway Hotels and Resorts

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SUNWAY HOTELS & RESORTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

| Sustainable Excellence 
| Our Journey 
| Our #Sunwayforgood Practices 

SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE

Sustainable development, including socio-economic goals, are integral components of Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ business framework as we continually expand our presence and network towards a sustainable future.

As a group of hotels, Sunway Hotels & Resorts is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and continues to align its business model, operating strategies and corporate culture with sustainable practices and solutions in line with the UNSDG agenda.  We have woven sustainable development into the very fabric of our existing hotels in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as those being planned for the future.

Our goal for a circular economy is a regenerative system that will reduce consumption of resources as much as possible where resource input, waste and leakage are minimised by maximising usage, as well as recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each of their service lives.

Our hotels around the region have made a positive social, economic and environmental impact while we serve as a catalyst of change and work as a collective force, fostering an improved and better future for the global and local communities in which Sunway builds, serves and lives.
 

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SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE

Sustainable development, including socio-economic goals, are integral components of Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ business framework as we continually expand our presence and network towards a sustainable future.

As a group of hotels, Sunway Hotels & Resorts is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and continues to align its business model, operating strategies and corporate culture with sustainable practices and solutions in line with the UNSDG agenda.  We have woven sustainable development into the very fabric of our existing hotels in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as those being planned for the future.

Our goal for a circular economy is a regenerative system that will reduce consumption of resources as much as possible where resource input, waste and leakage are minimised by maximising usage, as well as recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each of their service lives.

Our hotels around the region have made a positive social, economic and environmental impact while we serve as a catalyst of change and work as a collective force, fostering an improved and better future for the global and local communities in which Sunway builds, serves and lives.
 

OUR JOURNEY

Our sustainable development journey began when Sunway Group started development of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first integrated green township more than four decades ago. Sunway Group rehabilitated 800 acres of abandoned and disused mining pools, transforming what had been a wasteland into a wonderland. Today, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is a thriving community of over 200,000 people and home to more than 150 species of flora and fauna, making Sunway a truly integrated city to live, work and play in a safe, healthy and connected environment.

Our action plans and key activities are focused around four strategic priorities: work with our employees, involve our guests, innovate with our partners and work collaboratively with our local communities — addressing the three delivery objectives of the social, economic and environmental sectors.

While all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are equally important and are being adapted into Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ respective business operating standards and practices, each hotel additionally focuses on SDG 2, 3, 6, 7, 12 & 17 through numerous sustainability initiatives, all designed to help reduce their impact on the environment.

Yachts docked at Sunway city

OUR JOURNEY

Our sustainable development journey began when Sunway Group started development of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first integrated green township more than four decades ago. Sunway Group rehabilitated 800 acres of abandoned and disused mining pools, transforming what had been a wasteland into a wonderland. Today, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is a thriving community of over 200,000 people and home to more than 150 species of flora and fauna, making Sunway a truly integrated city to live, work and play in a safe, healthy and connected environment.

Our action plans and key activities are focused around four strategic priorities: work with our employees, involve our guests, innovate with our partners and work collaboratively with our local communities — addressing the three delivery objectives of the social, economic and environmental sectors.

While all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are equally important and are being adapted into Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ respective business operating standards and practices, each hotel additionally focuses on SDG 2, 3, 6, 7, 12 & 17 through numerous sustainability initiatives, all designed to help reduce their impact on the environment.


OUR #SUNWAYFORGOOD PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL WELFARE
SOAPFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY
SOAPFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY

Soapful is Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ sustainable initiative that repurposes used soap bars from all our hotels. We work with a certified soap maker to sterilise and repurpose each soap bar. We then distribute them to the beneficiaries for their personal use, and to be sold as part of their respective social enterprise programmes at charity sales, community markets and other social platforms. Soapful was officially launched by His Royal Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, the Crown Prince of Selangor on 5 December 2018. Soapful is a collaboration with project partners Ecolab Sdn Bhd, Kinder Soaps Sdn Bhd and the Selangor Youth Community (SAY).

Top down drone shot of a bridge over a patch of water lilies
When Degree Matters — Temperature Control

Electricity usage is one of the highest operating expenses of the hotel industry. An average of 90% of wasted electricity results from poorly optimised temperature control.  Each Sunway Hotels & Resorts property manages and monitors temperature control by raising the chiller setting from 6°C to 8°C, lift landing FCU setting from 20°C to 23°C, guestroom corridor FCU setting from 21°C to 25°C and guestroom air-conditioning pre-cool setting from 23°C to 25°C.

Surplus food — Zero Food Wastage
Surplus food — Zero Food Wastage

The Sunway #ZEROFOODWASTAGE initiative is a collaboration with Kechara Soup Kitchen Society since 2017 where surplus food from the buffets served at the hotel are given to Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, which are then distributed to help feed the homeless and urban poor in Malaysia. 

Bin It with KLOTH
Bin It with KLOTH

In May 2019, Sunway Hotels & Resorts, located in the Klang Valley, began its collaboration with Kloth Malaysia, a social enterprise that gives new life to used clothes and linen. As textile waste decompose in landfills, it releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that is a significant contributor to global warming. Dyes and chemicals present in fabric can leach into the soil, contaminating our rivers, waterways and possibly water used for our personal consumption. Kloth distributes the good-conditioned fabrics to bundle shops and those in need, while suitable and sizeable fabrics are cut up to make industrial cleaning cloth. The rest of the unwanted fabrics are reengineered to fuel cement kiln. 

Fat Hopes Energy for Fuel
Fat Hopes Energy for Fuel

Sunway Hotels & Resorts partners with FatHopes Energy for the recycling of our used cooking oil into biodiesel. Without improper collection, fats, oil and grease goes right down the drain, which can clog sewage lines due to the build-up of fats. Through this sustainability initiative, more than fifty percent (50%) of the participating Sunway Hotels’ used cooking oil is recycled and collected by FatHopes Energy on a weekly basis at the hotels’ respective collection centres to be converted into biodiesel. FatHopes Energy is a multi-faceted business that was established in 2010 with the primary focus of developing sustainable fats, oils and grease solutions for the primary purpose of advanced biofuel production.

Compost for a Greener Tomorrow
Compost for a Greener Tomorrow

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa helps ease the issue of food waste in Malaysia with the help of an on-site compost machine. The compost can be used as soil conditioners which is used prior to planting, giving substantial yield increase particularly when compared with poor soils. Currently, the hotel’s compost is used around Sunway City’s landscape with further plans for distribution and utilisation to be launched in the year 2020. 

Towards Zero Single Use Plastic by 2030
Towards Zero Single Use Plastic by 2030

On 18 March 2019, Sunway Hotels & Resorts moved away from single-use plastic straws and began offering only sugarcane straws to guests who therefore requests for one as a move towards protecting our oceans and the life within. Aligning with Malaysia’s Roadmap Towards Zero Single Use Plastics 2018 – 2030, Sunway Hotels & Resorts is working towards phasing out single-use items within the hotels’ operations by replacing selected items with greener or more environmentally-friendly options. 

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