(10 Mar 2022, 12:22 +07)
Mandarin Oriental has expanded its responsible
procurement efforts to cover the key priority categories of
seafood, coffee, tea, vanilla, cocoa and cage-free eggs.
The company works closely with suppliers to
identify and purchase best available options that are of high
quality and produced with respect to human and labour rights, as
well as consideration for the environment.
New targets for all Mandarin Oriental-operated
Mandarin Oriental has expanded its responsible procurement efforts.
– By the end of 2022, 100% compliance with MOHG
‘Avoid List’ of endangered seafood species;
– By the end of 2022, 100% responsibly sourced
coffee, tea, vanilla and cocoa; and
– By the end of 2023, 100% cage-free eggs (shelled
To ensure that progress is measured and reported
in a transparent and robust manner, each hotel’s responsible
procurement status will be independently verified by the
internationally recognised third-party assessor, LRQA.
The group partners with industry peers and leading
NGOs in advancing sourcing practices and expanded its ‘Avoid List’
of endangered seafood from 8 to 19 seafood types this year,
covering all at-risk seafood types identified by the latest WWF’s
Endangered Seafood Guide.
That expansion reflects stepping away from serving
a number of ‘luxury’ seafood items, including bluefin tuna, caviar
and abalone, unless they can be certified to the robust standards
of the Marine Stewardship Council or Aquaculture Stewardship
Council. The luxury hotel company was also among the first in the
hospitality industry to ban shark’s fin from its menus in 2012.
“We live in a time where the need for action
against the climate crisis and for addressing sustainable
development challenges has never been more pressing. As an
award-winning global luxury hospitality group, we are committed to
delivering hospitality excellence in a manner that is Naturally
Better for our Planet, Guests, Colleagues and Communities,” said
James Riley, Group Chief Executive. “As we grow our portfolio of
hotels and residences, we will continue to strengthen our
responsible procurement programme as part of our commitment to
operate sustainably over the long term.”