Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development by “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”. We believe in a holistic and participatory approach to minimise our impacts, and not just safeguard but also enhance our human and physical environment.
As stewards of responsible tourism, our Stay for Good programme seeks to inspire exceptional experiences among our guests by connecting them with local communities and environments.
We partner with the world's leading scientific benchmarking and certification group EarthCheck to measure our energy, emissions, water, waste and paper use; chemical and pesticide use; and community involvement on properties.
As part of our committment to sustainable operations, our properties regularly implement initiatives towards responsible consumption and conservation of resources, and carefully curated engagement activities to encourage both guests and associates to embrace natural heritage: Social responsibility is about creating value and supporting long-term societal prosperity for the community, and this remains true whether they are employees, customers, community neighbours or business partners.
Launched in the midst of a pandemic, the Greater Good Grants (GGG) was conceived as a way to step up and uncover opportunities to extend help to communities and natural environments that need it the most. Stemming from a belief that all businesses have a duty to do their part for society, we fund projects that will benefit local communities and natural environments in countries where we operate, in the areas of biodiversity and conservation, resource use and waste management, climate change and resilience, education and empowerment, health and protection, and culture and livelihood.
Find out more about our grants here.