A series of initiatives have been implemented to ensure that all Six Senses sustainability standards are met throughout all operations. At the same time we have committed to comply to both international and local laws and regulations, such as safety, health and environmental legislations. From development stage, sustainability has been taken under consideration as construction materials are sustainable certified and where possible, locally sourced. The architecture and design allow natural light in all areas during the day time.
Additional initiatives include the elimination of plastic throughout all departments, organic garden and farms, locally sourced ingredients, on site water bottling plant, food composting, water recycling using environmentally friendly chemicals and more.
At Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali we have taken several steps towards energy conservation.
Waste water generated from the operational areas of the resort is treated through an onsite sewage treatment plant and used for the irrigation of green areas.
All of the air-conditioning units use low environmental impact refrigerant and as well, use a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system for the Energy Saving Program.
Cogeneration hot water production:
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology harnesses heat produced by electricity generators (heat pumps) to create hot water, achieving 90 percent efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali features its own bottling water plant. Water is purified and mineralized on-property, making both still and sparkling drinking water available for both guests and hosts. There are no plastic water bottles purchased or used anywhere in the resort thus reducing the carbon footprint of importing water.
Food waste from the kitchens and restaurants is segregated and is made into compost along with garden waste, on our on-site composting area. The compost is used as a fertilizer in the organic garden, farms and for landscaping. The landscaping has been designed to take advantage of all the available space of the organic garden and smaller "edible gardens", the produce of which can be tasted in our restaurants, cocktails and also used in the spa.
We liaise with our partners and suppliers to make their packaging more sustainable. We request to eliminate unnecessary packaging materials, the use of plastic bags or wrapping and we prefer to purchase in bulk to avoid excessive packaging and thus reducing carbon footprint for transportation. We work closely with them to create a system of returnable boxes and containers and also reuse any of these containers if possible. At the same time, we partner with certified local companies to locally handle waste in the most sustainable manner possible.
In food production areas the usage of plastic bags and plastic film is replaced with a system to separate, recycle, compost and reuse goods. We also try to reduce waste by eliminating the usage of plastic bags and replacing them with washable bins or linen bags.
The Earth Lab has its own recycling corner where waste is segregated and then handled for recycling. This includes paper, metal, glass and plastic which are reused, such as composting food waste.
We encourage our guests, from reservations point not to wrap their luggage with plastic film in the airports. This creates additional unnecessary plastic waste as it is a material that will take more than 100 years to degrade.