Dubai, 18 April 2019 – This Ramadan, the Shangri-La Group invites its diners to participate in giving to the less fortunate and do their part to address food waste and world hunger as part of the “Share the Flavours” campaign. From 5 May to 4 June 2019, every Iftar meal cover generated at the 15 participating restaurants across South East Asia and Middle East, India and Indian Ocean will see the Shangri-La Group donating part of the meal proceeds to feed at least 200,000 people in need.
Hunger is one of the big global issues today, yet a third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year (approximately 1.3 billion tonnes) is lost or wasted. The Shangri-La Group has partnered with beneficiaries this Ramadan, including The Lost Food Project, Garda Pangan (Food Guard) and the Centre for Islamic Studies Infants Home and Orphanage.
“This is the first time 15 Shangri-La hotels across two regions are participating in a collective Ramadan effort to help raise awareness on world hunger and food waste. We hope to rally our Golden Circle members, guests and colleagues to get behind our goal to extend the true spirit of Ramadan by giving back to society with proceeds from each Iftar meal served at our hotels,” said John Northen, the Group’s executive vice president, Middle East, India and Indian Ocean.
Ramadan efforts built on the Shangri-La Group’s commitment to People and the Environment
The organisations for this year’s Ramadan efforts were chosen with care and are aligned with the Shangri-La Group’s commitment to responsible business operations that aim to improve people’s lives while caring for the environment.
Food waste management is a key focus in Shangri-La’s sustainability agenda. Across the Group’s 102 hotels, the teams are proactively taking steps to track and reduce food waste by leveraging technology and consumer awareness. In 2018, the Shangri-La Group donated over 733 tonnes of food to third-party organisations and upcycled over 10,000 tonnes of food waste, including composting it for use in the hotel gardens.
In addition to rallying food heroes to give back this Ramadan, the Shangri-La Group will also be run a social media campaign educating the public on food waste to help change consumer perceptions and behaviours.
Together combatting food waste and world hunger
Every Iftar cover at the seven participating Shangri-La hotels in the Middle East, India and India Ocean will help feed two children a day in Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine.
Participating hotels and restaurants Share the Flavour
The 15 Shangri-La hotels and restaurants proudly participating in the “Share the Flavours” campaign: http://www.golden-circle.com/thetable/ramadan
Members of Golden Circle, the Group’s award-wining loyalty programme, will be able to do good while being rewarded with exclusive privileges and benefits at the participating hotels throughout the holy month.
About Shangri-La Group
Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel properties. The Group’s principal activities are in hotel properties, hotel management services, Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel and investment properties which comprises office buildings, commercial real estate and serviced apartments / residences. The Group’s other principal activities include hotel management services, as well as property development for sale. It currently owns and/or manages over 100 hotels globally in more than 70 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the Group has a substantial pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-use development projects in Australia, Bahrain, Mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.