Conrad Bali has launched a soap recycling
The initiative supports the resort's commitment to
diverting waste from landfills through reuse, recycling and
donations via its RePurpose program, and enables it to make a
significant contribution toward combating hygiene-related diseases
in underprivileged Balinese communities.
Conrad Bali general manager Jean-Sťbastien Kling,
said, "This initiative reinforces our efforts to reduce waste
output and strengthen communities in Bali - two core pillars of
our corporate responsibility strategy. Through this initiative we
aim to increase environmental awareness and personal ownership
among our stakeholders and enable our guests to make sustainable
choices when they travel."
Soap for Hope is a
corporate-community partnership with Role Foundation's Bali Wise
program, a non-profit organization that up skills women through
training. At Role's campus, the foundation has established a small
self-sustaining soap-processing center. The soap is thoroughly
sanitized, processed and molded into new bars and distributed to
An initial two and a half-kg used-soap batch
was collected after Diversey, a leading brand for sustainable
cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, delivered a
soap-recycling machine. The newly produced soap, approximately 35
pieces, was then distributed to a local orphanage.
"Conrad Bali has a history of
working closely with local communities in Bali because we feel it
is our responsibility to do so. It is something we cherish and
will continue to do as a long term cornerstone of our operating philosophy,"
said Mr Kling.
Conrad Bali, Diversey and ROLE Foundation are
committed to a soap buy-back program, which will result in most
soap bars being distributed free. ROLE will then sell the
remaining recycled soap to local charities, schools and nonprofits
to generate income for the enterprise and ensure the important
training activities of the foundation will continue for the local community.
Conrad Bali has made a one-year commitment to
implement, monitor and evaluate the project's sustainability and effectiveness.
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