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Banyan Group releases 2023 Sustainability Report

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Throughout its journey in responsible tourism, the purpose-driven Group recognises that every action contributes to the preservation of the planet and the wellbeing of the communities by taking a holistic approach to sustainability. 

LONDON – Banyan Group, a pioneer in sustainable hospitality, announces the release of its 18th Annual Sustainability Report. Guided by a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship, community upliftment, and responsible tourism, Banyan Group’s continued dedication to designing with nature, fostering destination stewardship, and uplifting local hosts – remains true to its commitment to sustainable practices, rooted in its core values of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”.

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape - Lentera Bumi

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, Lentera Bumi, fireflies conservation.

Key highlights from Banyan Group’s 2023 sustainability report:

  • Reduced Climate Change Emissions Intensity: By implementing various measures to reduce climate change emissions, including installing batch washers, and implementing solar panel projects, the Group reduced its emissions intensity per occupied room by 22%.
  • Waste Diversion: Through rigorous waste monitoring and recycling efforts, Banyan Group diverted 23% of total waste produced in full year 2023 to landfill with recycling or repurposing initiatives, underscored the Group’s dedication to responsible waste management.
  • Gender Pay Equity: Banyan Group remains committed to achieving equity, focusing first on addressing the gender pay gap. Ongoing efforts ensure fair compensation and equal opportunities for all associates, resulting in a 3.2% total adjusted gender pay gap.
  • Associate Wellbeing: In 2023, the Associate Wellbeing Index recorded a 5% increase across the organisation, as a direct result of Banyan Group’s efforts to ensure that the work environment is nurturing, inclusive and supportive. The Group regularly assesses associate wellbeing and rolled out more than 350 wellbeing programmes in 2023 to improve associates’ physical and mental health.
  • Community Empowerment: Through initiatives like the Seedlings programme, Banyan Group remains steadfast in its mission to empower communities through education, engagement, and employment opportunities. In 2023 alone, 119 young individuals were supported, and 1,313 internships were provided through the Seedlings programme. The company’s commitment extends to supporting artisan communities, with 240 such communities receiving support in 2023, a 30% increase from the previous year.

“From the onset, Banyan Group’s sustainability journey has been a collective effort,” says Claire Chiang, Co-Founder of Banyan Group. “Together, we have been working tirelessly to cultivate a better future for our industry and the communities we serve. We’re proud of our progress and going into 2024 as we celebrate our Group’s 30th anniversary, our commitment to caring for our planet and our people – employees and host communities alike – remains steadfast.”

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.