CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
All our hotels, trains and river cruises run initiatives to support the places and people that surround them. As part of our “Think Global, Act Local” approach we:
- Purchase as much food as possible from sustainable sources
- Run and support educational programmes
- Follow sustainable practices to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Brazil’s Iguassu National Park supports an ecology school and a project to protect endangered jaguars and pumas.
Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella, our Myanmar river cruisers, have helped to build and run more than 20 schools and clinics along their routes thanks to the generous contributions of both staff and guests. It is 20 years since we first began operating cruises in Myanmar and we will celebrate in December with a fund-raising anniversary cruise.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru, works with local farmers to source unusual ingredients for its kitchens at fair trade prices. Dairy products and flowers come from an organic farm nearby.
Belmond Charleston Place runs Feed the Need and Teach the Need programmes to help homeless and low-income people access nutritious food and train high school students in hospitality skills.
The Eastern & Oriental Express train in Southeast Asia has hosted a “Tiger Express” journey that raised £27,700 for UK charity Save Wild Tigers. The funds will help to protect this threatened species native to the rainforest along the train’s route.