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Paving the Way for a Greener Tomorrow: The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s Eco-Impact Initiative

The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a beacon of luxury and sustainability, proudly hosted the third annual ‘Path to Sustainable Growth’ event, this year themed around ‘Decarbonisation.’ This prestigious event underscored the resort’s remarkable achievement in pioneering the Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification in Indonesia. It aimed to inspire a collective movement towards environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, meticulously calculating the event’s carbon footprint and compensating it through an impactful mangrove seed planting initiative.

 

On June 26, 2024, the event unfolded in the exquisite setting of the Nusantara Presidential Villa, featuring a compelling blend of expert panel discussions, an eco-green fashion show, and ample networking opportunities. The discussions delved into pressing sustainable challenges, the intricacies of decarbonisation, the fusion of sustainable fashion and lifestyle, and the vital role of biodiversity in culinary practices.

 

 

Esteemed speakers gracing the event included Suzy Hutomo (Founder of Eco-Tourism Bali), Mochamad Nalendra (Wise Steps Consulting) Intan Sari (Director of Hygiene and Sustainability at The Apurva Kempinski Bali), Fariz P. Mursyid (United Nations Development Programme), and Antonio Umbu Soru Pekudjawang (Jejakin Carbon Management Platform). Facilitated by Alistair Speirs from MVB Consultant, the panel offered insightful discourse on various ESG aspects and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification in Indonesia.

 

In a celebration of sustainable fashion and jewellery, renowned Bali-based designer Dwi Iskandar and Sri Utami from John Hardy shared their innovative practices. The event also showcased an eco-green fashion show by Dwi Iskandar, presenting 24 masterpieces crafted from recycled fabrics. On the culinary front, the distinguished Apurva Culinary Ambassador Executive Sous Chef Iswati Endah, alongside Ade Putri Paramadita and TempeMan founder Benny Santoso, shared profound insights on Indonesian indigenous ingredients and their global sustainability efforts.

 

Aligning with Bali’s regenerative programme, all proceeds from ticket sales were dedicated to offsetting the event’s carbon footprint through mangrove seed planting. As assessed by Jejakin, the event produced 1,447.48 kg of CO2e. The Apurva Kempinski Bali committed to planting a minimum of 1,000 mangrove seeds, integrating this green initiative into guest participation activities at the Reef Beach Club and Koral Restaurant.

 

 

“It is a profound privilege for The Apurva Kempinski Bali to collaborate with such esteemed experts in the pursuit of a sustainable future. Our unwavering commitment to pioneering sustainable hospitality sets a new standard for the industry, illustrating the transformative power of collective action,” expressed Vincent Guironnet, General Manager. “Together, we aim to lead by example and inspire a greener, more responsible tourism industry. We hope that through this event, we may inspire others to pursue sustainable growth and advance more sustainable tourism.”

 

The success of this event underscores The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s dedication to sustainability, setting a benchmark for future initiatives within the hospitality industry and paving the way for a greener future.

Discover more information about The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s Sustainability Programmes.

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