Since its inception 2001, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa has been incorporating sustainable tourism principles and practices into its operation. We continuously strive to refine our level of understanding of sustainability and periodically take time to review our sustainable practices in order to expand these practices and implement improvements wherever possible.
We aim to move towards sustainability where all concerns need to be integrated into a business strategy that leads the resort to be mor resilient, pro-active to future challenges and opportunities. Our Sustainable Management Plan ensures long term profitability for the hotel, which will benefit its owners, its employees and its neigbors. Therefore, in May 2011 we took up the challenge to obtain Green Globe certification.
Green Globe is the premier global certification for sustainable travel and tourism. Green Globe Certification offers the world’s most recognized and longest running program allowing us, as one of the green leaders in the travel and tourism industry to confidently promote our environmental credentials along with our commitment to the people and prosperity of our destination, the village of Ubud, Bali.
Our Sustainability Management Plan encompasses 4 key area
To be actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes.
To be involved in corporate social responsibility actions, community development, local employment, fair trade, support local entrepreneurs, respect local communities, implement a policy against commercial exploitation, equitable hiring, employee protection and last but not least, that our business do not jeopardize the provision of basic services, such as water, energy, or sanitation to neighboring communities.
Any activity that can sustain itself economically through creating competitive advantages within the industry through with inspired service that not only meets, but exceeds guest expectations; it continues to contribute to the economic well-being of the surrounding community through local ownership, employment, buying local products, etc. A sustainable business should benefit its owners, its employees and its neighborhood.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
The resort complies with all established health and safety regulations, and ensures that both guest and staff protection instruments are in place.
We are very aware that sustainability is an ongoing journey, therefore the Sustainability Management Plan, Environmental Policy and Purchasing Policy will be reviewed annually.
Join the Maya Ubud “plant-a-tree campaign” and help Bali’s island bird sanctuary on Nusa Penida.
Maya Ubud is supporting Friends of National Park Foundation (FNPF) – www.fnpf.org, a local non-profit organization, to assist in their reforestation program on the adjacent island of Nusa Penida, with the aim to restore forest cover from only 5% as of now, to 30% in the future. This reforestation program is also in conjunction with their plan to increase the natural habitat of the endangered species of Jalak Bali (White Balinese Starling) as a sanctuary and breeding ground.
After 2 years of conservation education programmes combined with understanding of Balinese culture, customs and Hindu traditions, FNPF persuaded every village on Nusa Penida island to apply a traditional Balinese village regulation (awig-awig) to protect birds. As a result, the threat from poaching and bird traders was eliminated and the whole island was effectively transformed into a unique, unofficial bird sanctuary.
Hundreds of Bali Starlings and the Java Sparrows have been successfully released to live and breed safely in the wild of Nusa Penida for the past five years under the protection of Nusa Penida communities and through environmental awareness education of the children.
We invite you to support FNPF program by donating USD 20 which covers the cost of growing four saplings from seeds in the FNPF nursery, planting on the land and three years of care. After this time the trees will be strong enough to survive.
You may place your donation in an envelope and leave it at the Front Desk, or charge your room account. All donations will be acknowledged by the FNPF. Donors will receive the FNPF annual newsletter describing the progress of the reforestation project. You can visit our E-Library to download the sustainability booklet.