To support our environmental and social sustainability activities we have developed policies and procedures in line with Six Senses standards. These policies and procedures will be renewed at least annually to ensure that we are always current in our approaches.
We are committed to comply with, and wherever possible go beyond, Vietnamese and international legislative environmental requirements, such as environmental, public and occupational health and safety, hygiene and employment legislation.
We shall, wherever possible and feasible, give preference to the employment of persons living in Ninh Van Bay or nearby areas, local products and services which do not adversely affect the resort's operational activities, viability and environmental and social impacts
First, we adopted energy efficient light bulbs controlled by sensors, timers, dimmers and other devises throughout the property to ensure conservation of energy. Now we have added solar panels for water heating in the villas and for pathway lighting, saving five percent of all electricity consumed on the property.
The resort is fortunate to have a natural lake which supplies ample fresh rain water for an uninterrupted supply for guest and general use. But we feel that there is still a need to responsibly conserve this rich resource, so used water is collected for irrigation rather than being discharged in the ocean. Any sludge or residue from the grey water is also handled responsibly and rather than being deposited in landfill it is directed to aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion and composting where it has virtually no environment impact.
Six Senses Drinking Water
We provide safe and hygienic still and sparkling re-mineralized drinking water to all our guests and hosts from an on-site reverse osmosis plant. Water is bottled in reusable glass bottles to limit the use of plastic bottles. This saves around 10,000 plastic bottles per month from polluting the landfill and being abandoned in other areas.
Green operations are related to “Waste-to-Wealth” concepts which contribute in maximizing our sustainability performances. We established an alembic, which can distill and produce essential oils from our on-site grown lemongrass, kumquat and eucalyptus trees. For example, the peel from fruit such as oranges that would normally being disposed to landfill and which is hard to compost due to the high content of oil preventing it from easily decomposing, is collected and the oil is extracted in the alembic. The extracted product can be sold or used in our own operations.