Benchmarking water bottling
Plastic waste is a global problem but Vietnam as a nation is cited as one of the worst affected, responsible for more than 1.8 million tonnes of plastic waste, as referenced in a 2019 report from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Typical plastic bottles for water take more than 450 years to biodegrade — sidestepping single use brings many benefits. The resort’s new water-filtration bottling plant allows delivery of fresh, filtered water to both guests and team members served in glass bottles. To ensure guests can be serviced at all times of day, bottles have been designed in a number of shapes and sizes and finished with the Aman logo.
Participation in litter pick up events with neighbours from the surrounding region is a weekly occourance for the Amanoi team, providing an opportunity to both interact with other members of the community, work together, and help clean up the beautiful area that the resort calls home. Attending the weekly events also raises awareness of environmental issues within the team that we hope they will take back to their homes - 35% of which are from the local Vinh Hy fishing village - and help to inspire the next generation.
Reducing food waste
By offering à la carte menus, steering away from buffet-style dining and through careful consideration of food waste, Amanoi is striving to be significantly greener. By way of example, when it comes to food efficiency, the resort’s kitchen follows a nose-to-tail philosophy, aiming to use all parts of each ingredient to create interesting dishes, or alternatively testing new recipes in the staff canteen. In fact, this is part of the resort’s continued efforts to ensure all team members are consuming robust meals and have healthy, balanced diets.