Rooted in our corporate ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People’, Banyan Tree’s sustainability approach emphasises on building in harmony with nature and contributing to the growth and development of the community where each of our hotels are planted. To learn more about the comprehensive and encompassing initiatives of Banyan Tree Global Foundation, please click here.
BTKRSE has been the recipient of various industry-recognized awards for our compliance to the most stringent environmental practices and commitment to corporate social responsibility.
EarthCheck Bronze Certification
EarthCheck, the world's leading scientific benchmarking and certification group for sustainable tourism awarded our resort Bronze Certification.
The Social Welfare award certificate
Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul won the Social Welfare award certificate in celebration of the 18th Social Welfare Day in 2017. We have been contributing to the development of our community through various CSR activities such as annual Wish Tree Event and donation event with our Club Members.
Plastic-Free Banyan Tree
Since 2019 we have been providing our guests with paper straws from our operations to reduce our plastic consumption and minimize our harmful impact for the environment.
Banyan Tree’s efforts connect with the issue of global climate action by conserving resources through efficient operations, with external assurance by EarthCheck, the leading benchmarking certification within the travel and tourism industry.
For Earth Hour events to reduce energy usage in 2019, we distributed luminous bracelets to check-in guests if they take a photo of the bracelet during 20:30 ~ 21:30 and post on their SNS, they get gifts upon check-out.
Our Seedlings programme was created to cultivate college students by providing vocational skills trainings and help them to get a job. It is called ‘Youth Academy’ that BTKRSE was selected to proceed the programme from Human Resources Development Service of Korea, and we have been creating jobs for them since 2018.
Christmas Tree with Wish Cards
We have been holding special Christmas events for children who are in a child welfare institution every December. We display the Christmas tree with wish cards on the club lobby and wish cards were written by children who want to receive some present. Our club members and employee become Santa Claus for them by granting their wishes.
Making candles for Earth Hour
We held an event making candles with BTKRSE associates to save energy for Earth Hour campaign. We placed candles on front desk and distribute to our guests by explaining the meaning of Earth Hour campaign.
Riding a bicycle with kids
We delivered bicycles and helmets for children who are in a welfare institution in the local community, which our guests made a contribution with their warm heart. We taught how to ride a bicycle to them and hope them to be healthy and spend free time riding a bicycle.