Hilton extends its sustainability movement in Bali with a double win.
A year after announcing the use of plastic straws had been banned in all its premises around Southeast Asia, Hilton is now replacing water bottled in plastic from its guest rooms in Bali. Partnering with local water vendor Spring Water, the change to glass bottles will see a reduction of up to 500,000 plastic bottles annually from Hilton’s three hotels in Bali.
Hilton also used this milestone to announce the completion of its Mountain Mamas facility, a social enterprise that empowers local women in the mountains of Bali.
Through its Travel with Purpose Action Grant, the three Hilton’s hotels in Bali; Hilton Bali Resort, Conrad Bali and Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, received up to USD5,000 in funding to help Mountain Mamas expand its facilities, including the construction of a 150sqm workshop space with new sewing equipment. With the enhanced premises, more local women from communities in Bali can contribute to producing linen bags.
Initiated by non-profit organisation Bye Bye Plastic Bags (BBPB), Mountain Mamas is helping local women in Bali produce linen-based bags from donated or recycled materials as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags. The proceeds generated from the sale of these linen bags will be redirected in part towards the work of BBPB, while the remainder will be reinvested in improving living standards living in Wanagiri Kauh village.
As part of its Travel with Purpose commitment, Hilton aims to cut its environmental footprint in half and to double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfills.