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Impact Report

We are pleased to present The Datai Pledge Impact Reports since 2020. These documents detail the achievements and people at the heart of The Datai Pledge since its soft launch in 2019, as well as our commitment to the continued development of the community, wildlife and paradise that surrounds us.

“The notions of unity and cooperation resonated when thinking of our work on The Datai Pledge in 2021. Faced with incessant travel restrictions, lockdowns and the temporary closure of the resort, our plans for the programme were severely impacted. It was largely owing to the strong spirit of collaboration that we were able to meet our core milestone targets and extend our network."
Arnaud Girodon, Executive Administrator, The Datai Pledge | General Manager, The Datai Langkawi

This is the second Impact Report following the August 2021 official launch of The Datai Pledge. This report identifies significant measurable successes attained in key projects across all four pillars of The Datai Pledge, which aim to support marine life, terrestrial wildlife and local youth, as well as make the resort’s business operations more sustainable. Notable milestones include achieving zero-waste-to-the-landfill (and striving to do so consistently), prompting our first turtle landing in over 10 years by making our bay more turtle-friendly; beginning work on possibly creating a world-first, trans-island wildlife corridor; and sharing our expertise with a student for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Malaysia RASMA programme.

Click here to download The Datai Pledge Impact Report 2021-2022

“The whole concept of travel has undergone a seismic shift. We have always believed that travel has the potential to be transformative; not only for the traveller but additionally for the host community.”
Arnaud Girodon, General Manager, The Datai Langkawi | Executive Administrator, Board of Trustees, The Datai Pledge

This report of 100 pages details the very reasons for creating The Datai Pledge, the milestones accomplished and targets to be achieved for each of the four pillars, together with our partner non-profit organisations. At the heart of the operations are of course the many people who have made an impact through their dedication and rigour, and especially so in this trying period of time; Partners, Advisors, Pillar Leaders, Committee Members and Board of Trustees. 

Click here to download The Datai Pledge Impact Report 2020-2021

The Four Pillars

Our programme is divided into four pillars,
each supporting the work of a designated NGO and social enterprise partner.

Water Drop on Leaf

To make our business operations sustainable and regenerate the environment and community.

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Dolphin jumping

To conserve coral reefs and marine life, and promote sustainable fishing.

In partnership with

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Great Hornbill in flight

To conserve Langkawi’s wildlife and regenerate the rainforests.

In partnership with

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Children playing at tree

To nurture youth’s appreciation of nature through environmental education.

In partnership with

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Great Hornbill by Tom Reynolds
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