The iconic all-villa beach retreat of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay cascades down 14 hectares of hilly headland and tropical water gardens adorned with hundreds of statues and shrines, to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Resorts Bali strives to minimize its impact on the environment and is proud to be recognised as a responsible tourism operator. The resorts are guided by the Balinese 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.
MOVING FOR TOMORROW
Sustainability management // Sustainable management is clearly documented & implemented
Staff engagement // Staff are engaged with development & implementation of the sustainability goals
Sustainable building & design // Use of sustainable and local materials, art/crafts in design and furnishing
Community sustainable guidance // The company offers sustainability awareness and guidance to its local community
Guest awareness // Promotion & communication are accurate and transparent regarding the company sustainability practices
Equal & local employment // Local residents are given equal opportunities for employment including management positions
Local & organic purchasing // When purchasing, the company gives priority to local, Fairtrade and organic suppliers
Efficient purchasing & packaging // The company carefully manages the purchasing of goods and packaging in order to minimize waste
Energy conservation // Equipment and practices are used to minimize energy use
Water conservation // Equipment and practices are used to minimize water use
Waste management // A waste management plan is in place with actions to reduce, separate and reuse or recycle waste
No single use plastic // The company does not use single use plastic
Biodiversity conservation // The company actively supports, protects and promotes local biodiversity and wildlife
Cultural interaction & heritage // The company demonstrates awareness of local cultural interaction & heritage
Community support // The company supports its local community through various contributions
Preserving local natural sites // The company supports and preserves local natural sites
FOUR SEASONS DETAILED ACTIONS
Waste management: Reusable glass mineral water bottles in guest rooms | Banning plastic straws in all dining outlets at both resorts | Fabric laundry bags | Recycling used cooking oil to manufacture biofuel | ‘Soap For Hope’ program: used soap from guest rooms is collected each month by our Housekeeping teams and donated to ROLE Foundation | Recycling paper to make journals/notebooks | Food waste separation at restaurants and staff canteen is donated to a local farm as animal feed | Upcycling tetra carton packaging to make cabinets and roofs in collaboration with ecoBali.
Sustainability programs: A full-time Environment & Sustainability Manager is responsible for achieving annual goals in cooperation with all departments | Local & organic purchasing | Permaculture: 3 hectares of vegetable and herb gardens located within Jimbaran Bay resort grounds, and 1 hectare within Sayan resort | Electric cars for on-site hotel operations to reduce emissions | Rare type of plants such as “cendana” are planted in resort gardens for natural cooling of public areas
Community partnerships: Supporting underprivileged communities in Munti Gunung | Internship program for hearing impaired students from the School for Special Needs, Nusa Dua | Internship program for underprivileged women through Bali WISE/ROLE Foundation | Monthly clean-ups of our resorts’ local areas – Jimbaran Beach and Ayung River Valley, and participation in annual clean-up events including Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean-Up and International Coastal Clean-Up | Preservation of Bali’s arts heritage through Ganesha Cultural Centre
Donations: Regular donations of equipment and daily staples to needy communities | Financial support for school renovation in Bongkasa village | Donations to build housing for the needy in remote areas of Bali | Donation of medical services and supplies for 100 seniors in collaboration with Surya Husadha hospital to provide regular health services to remote villages.