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Shangri-La’s Targets Sustainable Local Food Produce

The Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa launched its ‘Rooted in Nature’ programme last Thursday in a bid to achieve sustainable growth in culinary- related initiatives working with the local communities.
01 Nov 2015 10:30
Shangri-La’s Targets  Sustainable Local Food Produce
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The Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa launched its ‘Rooted in Nature’ programme last Thursday in a bid to achieve sustainable growth in culinary- related initiatives working with the local communities.

Resort general manager Craig Powell said it was part of their corporate social responsibility.

“By 2017 our goal for Shangri-La’s is to offer 50 per cent more sustainable and locally-sourced items,” he said.

“Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa is well on the path to achieving that goal and by 2020 our goal is reach over 75 per cent.” Our mission is to operate a profitable business and also one that improves the lives of people and cares for the environment.

He said the objective of the programme was to be proactive in achieving sustainable growth.

“Our innovation in culinary-related initiatives is to create awareness and work in partnership with local communities to educate our guests and inspire them to turn to healthy and nutritious food,” Mr Powell said.

“We doing this as Shangri-La’s is always  committed to a high standard of food quality, hygiene and safety as well as environmental protection.

“We want to make sure the food we serve to both our colleagues and guests are fresh and safe to eat; we also recognise that we’re responsible to know where our food comes from, how they are sourced to avoid any health hazards or anything illegal.

Meanwhile Farmboy director Kamlesh Prasad said over the years they had changed to more organic products and were proud of promoting the best local food.

“We will keep on producing much more of these products,” he said.

Prasad’s Agricultural Services, trading as Farmboy, supplies agricultural produce to resorts and hotels around the country.

“I travel all around Viti Levu and Vanua Levu to get the best,”Mr Prasad said.

“We are talking terms with the resorts to supply them with the best local produce; this would benefit everybody.”

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