Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. We employ an integrated and participatory approach, to minimise our impact while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations.
As stewards of responsible tourism, we have conceptualised our values in our “Brand for Good” framework to go beyond the precautionary approach and inspire exceptional experiences among our guests to “embrace the environment and empower people” at each of our locations.
Banyan Tree Anji has received the following awards since its opening in June 2018:
- Best Art and Cultural Value Award
- Metropolitan Best Resort
- China Premium Traveler Approved Awards
These awards recognises the hotel’s efforts in embracing the environment, empowering people and providing excellent service.
Plastic-Free Banyan Tree
Our resort is committed to our brand-wide pledge to reduce and ultimately eliminate single-use plastics from our operations, as part of our continued effort to directly address the detrimental effect that plastic is having on the environment and marine life. In our first year, we as a Group managed to eliminate over 25% of targeted single-use plastic, meaning 1 in 4 of these items used will no longer be sent to landfill or end up polluting our environment.
We have installed a timer for the switch to save electricity and have invested in water-saving technology, saving over RMB10,000 every month.
Greening Communities Together
Our aim is to restore the natural environment, whilst raising awareness of climate change through tree-planting events, around the area in which we operate, with a current target of 2,000 trees per year. In the first ten years we planted almost half a million trees, and we aim to plant 25,000 during our 25th anniversary year.
Supporting Local Communities
Supporting long-term societal prosperity is central to Banyan Tree’s ability to create value for local communities and this is achieved by empowering them through job creation, education, supporting artisanal cooperatives, community impact initiatives, humanitarian relief and connecting travelers to local culture and heritage.
We aim to organise a minimum of four cleaning activities each year, to engage members of the local community, our guests and our associates with the need for effective waste management
On 30th March 2019, we invited guests to join us in a candle-lighting activity as lights around the hotel were switched off. Guests also enjoyed a special shadow show prepared by our associates. Banyan Tree Anji saved 476 KWH’s during this Earth Hour Activity.
At our signature restaurant Baiyun, we created a nourishing vegetarian menu to emphasise on wellness, one of our focuses as a sanctuary for one and all.