THE PUNCH FOR BALI
The Punch was born from a deep love of the island of Bali, its environment and its communities.
In a world facing serious environmental and social challenges, The Punch was born from a deep love of the island of Bali, Indonesia, in recognition of the need to connect tourists with the businesses who were taking action to protect the island and its native communities.
From its rich, peaceful and creative essence, Bali is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, welcoming millions of travelers every year. Unfortunately, although a welcome boost to the economy, tourism in Bali contributes to environmental and social challenges by increasing waste, reducing natural resources and threatening both eco systems and communities. These challenges were taken seriously by our Founder Audrey PETRELLUZZI, who was determined to be part of the solution. Audrey’s approach was based around the idea that “thousands of small, imperfect actions add up and have the power to inspire and create big change”.
While building The Punch Community, this philosophy successfully encouraged more than 200 hospitality destinations and brands in Bali to make a positive change – inspiring them to commit to a minimum of five small, environmentally and socially responsible actions, as part of their daily operations. Members of The Punch Community were promoted through an online platform which inspired travelers to have the best time in Bali, while minimizing their impact by choosing responsible destinations and brands.
THE PUNCH BALI WAS A SUCCESS.
We now expanding as a global responsible community of +1000 committed brands.
“We strive to minimize our impact on the environment. Our Bali resorts are guided by the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana. Meaning ‘the three causes of happiness’, it reflects the belief that humanity, God and the environment must all be in balance to achieve harmony. From a full sustainability management to banning plastic straws in all dining outlets at both resorts, recycling paper to make notebooks, participating to annual clean-up events and regularly donating equipment to needy communities, we are proud to be recognised as a responsible tourism operator.”
Sustainability management | Staff engagement | Sustainable building & design | Community sustainable guidance | Consumer awareness | Local & equal employment | Local & sustainable purchasing | Energy & water conservation | Waste management | No single use plastic | Biodiversity conservation | Cultural interaction & heritage | Community support
“At Potato Head, we believe that our approach to sustainability has led us to a far better experience for the consumer. We do not want to be the people that deliver a sub-standard sustainable answer. We know we can make the best products for our customers and not sacrifice the guest experience. Sustainable can be beautiful, sustainable can be exceptional. We focus our efforts in 3 areas to follow a zero waste philosophy: Product – Beautiful x Sustainable, Education – Local x Global Changemakers & Action – First Mover x Commitment.”
Sustainability management | Staff engagement | Sustainable building & design | Accessible for all | Consumer awareness | Equal & local employment | Local & Sustainable purchasing | Efficient purchasing & packaging | Energy & water conservation | No single use plastic | Biodiversity conservation | Cultural interaction & heritage | Community sustainable guidance
“A multifaceted island stay incorporating boutique accommodation, all-day dining, drinks, art, local culture, and interactive retail, all set on the coast of Canggu, Bali. Sustainability was never an afterthought for The Slow. It was a founding principle that guided the hotel through the early days of sourcing construction materials and curating furniture, well before its floors and the walls had even appeared.
The Slow continues to work with the island’s passionate change-makers to make sustainability a core focus of what they do and what others are inspired to do.”
Sustainability management | Sustainable building & design | Guest awareness | Equal & local employment | Local & organic purchasing | Efficient purchasing & packaging | Energy conservation | Waste management | No single use plastic | Biodiversity conservation | Cultural interaction & heritage | Community support
Uluwatu Surf Villas
“Built with respect for its natural surroundings, Uluwatu Surf Villas clifftop resort is a sacred space to rebalance and get away. With unique dwellings, wholesome cuisine, soulful movement through yoga, and world class surfing, we provide an authentic Balinese experience for spirited travellers seeking rustic refinement.
The villas are a co-founder of the project Clean Uluwatu, which designed, built and implemented grey water systems, waste water management and water gardens to keep Uluwatu beaches clean & safe.”
Sustainability management | Staff engagement | Sustainable building & design | Accessible for all | Waste management | Equal & local employment | Local & organic purchasing | Efficient purchasing & packaging | No single use plastic | Biodiversity conservation | Cultural interaction & heritage | Community support
THE PUNCH BALI EVENT
An elegant and zero waste night celebrating the launch of The Punch Community
With more than 200 responsible destinations committed to make a positive change, The Punch proudly started its journey in Bali where was a real need for responsible destinations and brands to be recognized and promoted.
Showcasing its first edition exhibition “Moves for tomorrow”, The Punch celebrated its first responsible members and introduced its environmental and social educational program made for local future generations at The Slow, Canggu.
Most of all, a celebration of Bali; its environment, its culture and its people.