Sustainability is a core part of our vision and mission, and we are striving to make our organisation a sustainable enterprise by being an active contributor to economic and social development and by taking measures to minimise our environmental impact.
We joined hands with Muthuthamby Maha Vidyalayam in Thirunelveli, Jaffna to educate students on organic agriculture and sustainability. The first phase of the project involved constructing a small compost pit within school premises and educating students to collect and compost degradable materials accumulated within the school grounds and surroundings such as fallen leaves. The compost pit was handed over to the school principal in 2019, completing phase one.
Following the success of phase one, we organised a shramadanam event at the school to clean a designated area of the school garden and to promote proper waste management, with students, teachers and the hotel staff taking part in the event. We also provided the school with labelled garbage bins to collect and separate organic, plastic, paper, and metal/glass for proper disposal.
Another initiative we are currently undertaking as part of our Sustainable Development Goals is a tree-planting campaign. The campaign aims to plant 300 trees along the Jaffna-Palaly Road from Punnalaikkadduvan to Vasavilan. The campaign is sponsored by Healthy Lifestyle, with The Thinnai Group planting and maintaining the trees.
Every year on Earth Day since 2021, we organise a beach clean-up event to demonstrate our support for environmental protection. This initiative is a part of the hotel’s Responsible Business Strategy and a great occasion for colleagues to get together, show gratitude for shared natural resources, witness the impact of debris on coastal ecosystems and create awareness among communities. In 2021, we cleaned a small patch of beach near a coastal village in Ariyalai, Jaffna. In 2022, we cleaned Chaaty Beach in Velanai Island, Jaffna.