Six Senses progresses Plastic Free 2022 strategy

By Sarah Todd


By Sarah Todd

14 May 2021

As part of its ambitious Plastic Free 2022 strategy, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has become the first hospitality brand to collaborate with The United States Coalition on Sustainability and SustainChain.

The initiative aims to avoid all virgin plastic materials in Six Senses hotel and spa operations. Beginning with single-use and disposable plastic, the brand is removing exposure to all plastics for guests and communities in and around its properties.

In 2019/2020 alone, more than 2.4 million single-use plastic bottles were replaced. Group vice-president of sustainability Jeff Smith and Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand have worked on a prototype for a plastic-free kitchen with the intention of extending the approach to all Six Senses properties.

Six Senses has created a prototype plastic-free kitchen at Six Senses Yao Noi

“Our collaboration with SustainChain opens options to collaborate and innovate throughout our value chains. We’re already seeing huge innovations, and the opportunities to grow together as a movement are incredible,” said Smith.

SustainChain aims to join up collective global sustainability ventures, share best practices and scale solutions. Championing the value of collaboration, the ‘change engine’ was created to drive progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This latest collaboration follows a partnership with the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, in 2020, to work with suppliers to seek safer alternatives and address the root causes of plastic pollution.

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 16 hotels and resorts and 25 spas in 19 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas and has signed a further 31 properties in its development pipeline. To find out more, click below

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