Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses operates 47 properties globally and commits their owners to sustainability by management contract and chooses suppliers who share the same commitment. They promote ecotourism by uniting conservation with community outreach and sustainable operations. Six Senses has been reducing disposable plastic for many years, going back to the 1990s when they introduced water bottled in glass, their bathroom amenities such as shampoo or shower gel bottles, and more recently with the elimination of plastic straws and disposable F&B containers from all our resorts in 2016. In 2018, they conducted a detailed inventory of all plastic items in their resorts, spas and offices and have since been working towards replacing or avoiding all single-use and disposable plastic items. Their groupwide strategy is to become plastic free in 2022.
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Accommodation Providers (Chains)
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Six Senses commits to:
- Eliminating remaining unnecessary plastic packaging from their rooms by 2022.
- Eliminating remaining unnecessary plastic items from their bathrooms by 2022.
- Eliminating all unnecessary plastic packaging from their service areas by 2022.
- Introducing reusable solutions in their service areas to replace single use packaging by 2025.
- Introducing more reusable solutions in their kitchens to replace unnecessary plastic packaging by 2022.
- Engaging the value chain to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
- Sourcing naturally compostable packing and other materials where appropriate.
- Working with suppliers to avoid plastic packaging, sourcing plastic free products and arranging packaging take-back programs wherever possible.
- Working with other hotels and industry partners to share best practices, supplier recommendations, and other information to help the industry move away from plastic.
- Sorting all waste materials, upcycling, or composting, when possible, on site, sending to offsite recycling where available - all with the aim of zero waste to landfill.
- Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025.
- Collaborating with others and investing in collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice.