Belmond is deeply respectful of its communities and their surroundings
We aim to tread lightly and indeed make a positive contribution to the many destinations where we operate. We are also strongly aware of our responsibility towards natural resources and the environment, especially at locations close to World Heritage Sites.
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
Among our many initiatives, the food and beverage operations of the majority of Belmond’s hotels, trains and river cruises are assessed by the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association. Belmond is the first global luxury hospitality brand to have undertaken this ongoing third party testing.
Teach the Need
Charleston, South Carolina
One of the greatest gifts of my career is to watch these young people, from circumstances I can't imagine, grow into viable members of our hospitality community.
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.
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, our Myanmar river cruiser, has helped to build and run more than 20 schools and clinics along their routes thanks to the generous contributions of both staff and guests.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas and Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, Peru, work with local farmers to source unusual ingredients for its kitchens at fair trade prices. Dairy products and flowers come from an organic farm nearby.