InterContinental Bali Resort Produces Homemade Face Masks For A Safe and Healthy Environment
With global shortage in face masks, InterContinental Bali Resort has created their own homemade cloth face masks sewn from upcycling the resort’s linen. The resort has distributed these to the resort employees, their families and the local community.
These homemade face masks produced by the resort’s skilled tailoring team under Housekeeping Department are made from upcycled linen and every day the team is committed to produce 40- 50 masks to make sure that we can distribute as many as possible.
Radka Janotova, Area Director of Sales & Marketing says “The inspiration for this initiative came actually from my home country, Czech Republic where the campaign of wearing homemade masks, “My mask protects you, your mask protects me” is having a great success among the people. The masks our team has sewn can provide protection for those who still need to interact with the public, especially our employees.” Radka said.
InterContinental Bali Resort strives to continue its solid commitment to any Sustainability and Social Responsibility activity which had been involved since few years back including donation to local orphanage, zero waste management program with Green School, supporting local artist and home industries to showcase their products and many more.
The Festive Season is a good time to share and celebrate with your loved ones as well as its a good moment to give. In 2019, InterContinental Bali Resort has proudly highlighted the true meaning of festive season by conducting a fund raising program as continuation contribution to the local communities, Widhya Asih Foundation and Panti Salam Orphanage that was intensely involving guests, hotel and its associates.
Widhya Asih Bali Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1975 by the Christian Protestant Church (GKPB). The foundation aims to support the unfortunate yet abandoned children who lived under poverty, whilst Panti Salam orphanage built in 1979 is a home for more than 50 disadvantaged children, from age 4 to 18 years old. This festive charity initiative was conducted from December 2019 through January 2020 where the resort bought collections of Indonesian Batik souvenirs that beautifully handcrafted by Widhya Asih children such as Cooking gloves, Placemat, Tea pot cover, Coaster and the guests were invited to purchase this pretty souvenirs for all guests to bring home and all the funds proceed to donate through Panti Salam Orphanage.
After two months, the funds was collected 14,3 million rupias, 8,3 million rupiah in cash as donated by guests and employees, while 6 million in goods as contribution by the resort. “The festive season is a season of sharing the joy with others. This year, we are grateful that we can continue to celebrate the true spirit of festive season by sharing our happiness with those unfortunate children” said Radka Janotova, Area Bali Director of Sales & Marketing.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has today announced that we will remove plastic straws from our global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Plastic straws have already been removed from nearly 1,000 hotels in our Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) region and we are introducing bulk-size bathroom amenities to several hotel brands in the Americas, as part of broader efforts to reduce waste.
InterContinental Bali Resort demonstrated its solid commitment on environment through sustainability practices that conducted within the resort and its surrounding areas including Tree planting program, water recycling with STP system, waste management and Eco-friendly amenities, to support the sustainable living.
The tree planting took place at the nearby mangrove forest. The mangrove restoration is the regeneration of mangrove forest ecosystems in areas where they have previously existed including boosting fish stocks and reviving the livelihoods. Create the water recycling system using STP process to refine and transform the ground water and pre-treated surface water by removing high levels of fine particles yet its also a very cost effective water system for watering the gardens. Having produced plenty of waste from all the restaurant’s kitchen, the resort supports the Green School by supplying the soil waste to the school for their bio solar energy system.
In order to strengthen its commitment to support the green living, the resort has replacing the disposable hotel’s amenities to be more eco-friendly and reusable including water bottle, straws, bathroom amenity kit and many more.
InterContinental Bali Resort is actively conducting a social awareness initiative to gives back to the local community by working closely with several appointed foundations and more on various projects.
To support this initiative, the resort invites guests to participate in the 1 (One) Dollar Donation program where every USD 1 (one) per night guest contribution will be donated through the programs.
Alternately, the resort offers guest an opportunity to donate privately to any of the above organizations if they wish. Let’s start give a little to safe people’s life.
To learn more about this initiative, please feel free to contact our Guest Relations Officer.
Together with IHG Bali hotels, InterContinental Bali Resort cares about the environment through IHG Earth Week, an inspiring initiative conducted by IHG Global that aiming to enhance the environment sustainability and gives back to the Mother Nature, which was held throughout the week, from 21 through 28 April 2019.
Numbers of activities were successfully executed including Beach cleaning, Uluwatu Temple cleaning, Resort Garden cleaning and Smoking Prevention Education to the School.