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Earth Day 2: Eco-regeneration and Communities

 For Six Senses, sustainability is not about sacrifice but a celebration of abundance and the guarantee that future generations can enjoy our unique environments, cultures and experiences for years to come. 

Environmental Regeneration

Over the years we have earned our credentials for our work to protect pristine and undisturbed locations. Of our 18 resorts, eight are on islands. In places such as these, we aim for small-scale developments where our investments to help preserve the natural area and support local communities outweigh the impact we have on it. Everything is carefully considered to put back more than we take out.

 

Laamu Maldives Reef Scene Fijian crested iguana is
  • On land: working with NGOs, governments and local projects targeting the conservation of natural habitats including reforestation and propagation of rare local flora while reintroducing and protecting native birdlife (everything from the Seychelles paradise flycatcher to the oriental pied hornbill) and increasing populations such as native iguanas at Six Senses Fiji, 106 black-shanked Douc Langur monkeys at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Lacewing, Barron and Clipper butterflies at Six Senses Krabey Island.
  • In the water: restoring marine habitats through growing and replanting coral reefs, controlling overfishing through our purchasing policies, funding conservation research, protecting seagrass (655,000 square meters of habitat and six species), manta rays and turtles.
  • Global partnerships: including collaboration efforts with the Manta Trust, Blue Marine Foundation, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Olive Ridley Turtle Project and more
  • Highlights: 10,334 endangered sea turtles hatched on our beaches; 3,234 coral fragments were successfully planted, 262 acres or habitat were protected and/or restored, 50 endangered and vulnerable species were protected and 6 critically endangered species were protected.
laamu maldives Haisham Rasheed scans a wild reef manta ray

Generating Benefits for Local Communities

Caring for our guests categorically begins with caring for our hosts, their families and the communities we are part of. That’s why we do everything we can to generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry while recognizing the rights and spiritual beliefs of indigenous populations.

  • Community: employing and sourcing locally while respectfully endorsing brilliant local trade, from ancient Da Qin minorities in China to the women’s club of Koh Yao Noi, Eky Eky community outreach program with 1,089 students at Six Senses Laamu and Rise Beyond the Reef in remote Fijian communities.
  • Education: leaving a legacy through education, with 1,719 hours of teaching directly conducted or supported by us impacting 14,057 students. This includes giving 583 female students improved access to education at Six Senses Zighy Bay and engaging with local schools and institutions such as teaching orphans at Evason Ana Mandara.
  • Outreach: helping to raise awareness of sustainability and empower younger generations (3,079 people in 2019) through initiatives such as community engagement at Six Senses Samui, Taoism awareness at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain and community service at Six Senses Bhutan, which also represents and invests in the future of Bhutanese farming.
  • Infrastructure: sanitation and healthcare programs along with funds and resources for disaster relief or renovations to public institutions such as the Water for All program benefiting 1,052 students run by Six Senses Con Dao, community drinking water benefiting 376 community members run by Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Soap for Communities benefiting 400 people run by Six Senses Singapore, and 3 hospitals with improved access to medical care for 1 million people thanks to initiatives led by Six Senses Yao Noi.
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