Pure For The Future
Pure For The Future underpins The Datai Langkawi’s commitment to be a sustainable business. It is based on the tenets of a circular economy, which is a move away from the current linear model of take-make-waste through the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. Our sustainability initiatives were the result of a rigorous assessment of the impact of our operations on the environment and are focused on reducing waste which would either end up in a landfill or the sea (thus ending up as pollution) by making it recyclable, upcyclable or returning it back into nature in an organic form.
Objectives & Achievements
Our ambition is to achieve zero waste to the landfill whilst protecting nature and improving the welfare of the local community. Our programme involves recycling and upcycling initiatives, community projects that champion sustainable micro-enterprises and natural produce, guest education programmes that promote ‘green living’, and initiatives to reduce energy and our carbon footprint.
Making A Difference
"It’s been over two years now since The Datai Pledge began its beautiful journey of conservation and sustainability. I am very proud to be leading the Pure For The Future Pillar with the support of a dedicated and passionate team who always go the extra mile. Our initiatives have developed well with some exciting achievements, but we’ve also seen some challenging times.
On a personal note, working on sustainability initiatives within a luxury hotel has always been a dream work experience for me. This, along with helping the community whilst minimising our impact on the surrounding environment, has been incredibly rewarding. I am looking forward to achieving zero waste to the landfill in 2021 and attaining another key milestone for the programme."
“It’s been really encouraging to see all the efforts of our sustainability initiatives start to show results, especially the reduction of waste to the landfill and our ‘no single-use plastics’ policy. In addition, guests have been very appreciative of our efforts and have often shared constructive suggestions to improve the programme. Together with my team, we always try to diversify the products that can be offered at the Permaculture Garden, and to increase our knowledge of agriculture and permaculture in particular.”
"Over the last few years, The Datai Langkawi has been working hard to ensure that the hotel is as sustainable as possible and reducing its environmental footprint drastically. With the launch of The Datai Pledge, they are taking this another step further by ensuring that this will be done, not only now but for the future, and I am privileged to have played a small part in the formation of the Pure for the Future pillar of The Datai Pledge and to keep on being involved in this honorable cause."
"‘Nature is the best teacher’ and Permaculture provides positive solutions for us all to create environmentally sustainable, harmonious and abundant ways of living."
Organised weekly and even more frequently during the closure of the resort (due to the Covid-19 pandemic nationwide), Dataians from all departments take turns collecting between 50 - 200 kg of trash each time. When…
Achieving Zero Waste to the Landfill
Our ambition whilst protecting nature and improving the welfare of the local community, many milestones have been achieved in pursuit of this goal since 2019…
Cultivating an Aquaponic Farm
With the use of waste materials and the engineering team of the resort, this was created at The Garden of The Datai Langkawi in April 2021. The sustainable…
Carbon Emissions Study
With the target to offset greenhouse gas emissions within Datai Bay, carbon emissions have been calculated yearly by leading scientific benchmarking certification for travel and tourism, EarthCheck, since 2018. This…
The Four Pillars
Our programme is divided into four pillars,
each supporting the work of a designated NGO and social enterprise partner.