Overall Sustainable Management

Baby Elephant is one of the leading hotels in Siem Reap in terms of sustainability. The hotel has established a "2020 Go Green! vision" and a green policy that includes the following commitments:

~Increasing their green knowledge
~Reducing the amount of waste produced by the hotel
~Measurably reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint
~Identifying and working towards more sustainable practices

The green policy is worked into employee roles and responsibilities

Energy Management

~All lights being converted to low-energy LED lights

~Bicycles available for hire from the White Bicycles charity

~Towel and water policy in place to reduce energy use

~Lights and AC are turned only when guests/staff are in the rooms

Water & Wastewater Management

~Towel and water policy in place to reduce water use

~Wastewater treated and used for the garden

Waste Management

~Freshly-prepared a la carte breakfast instead of buffet to reduce food wastage
~Used cooking oil donated to Naga Earth to make bio-diesel
~Used glass and plastic bottles, cardboard and aluminium recycled
~Food scraps fed to farm animals
~Scrap industrial materials kept and reused
~Single-use plastic and styrofoam being phased out

~Reusable boxes for takeaway breakfasts

~Glass bottles instead of plastic in rooms, and free water refill stations for guests
~Bamboo straws instead of plastic for drinks
~Draft beer instead of cans to reduce aluminum waste

~Staff trained with Plastic Free Cambodia

Local Support

~Focus on locally-sourced food with made-from-scratch sauces and spice pastes

~Use of suppliers including tailors, laundry, and drinks who live locally to reduce fuel consumption and benefit the local community

~Promote local initiatives through their "mini-shop", and hotels decorations (coaters from Rehash Trash).

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