On 18 June, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas hosted the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) for its second quarterly meeting of the year. Representatives attended the strategy workshop from the group’s member organisations and partners to explore the current and upcoming sustainability issues that the Group should work on collaboratively.
The five-star hotel has been selected based on its involvement with various local and international environmental organizations as well as the attachment with ‘Rotana Earth’, the global corporate sustainability platform of Rotana Group. A comprehensive framework that addresses environmental, economic and social sustainability to be implemented at all new and operating hotels, resorts, apartments and residences.
“We are perfectly positioned to make a difference”
Marc de Beer, GM, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, said: ”It’s a privilege to be chosen as a prime location for this meeting, as a very engaged member of the ADSG, our aim is to develop the resort’s strategy and to advance sustainability solutions in our daily operations and strategies.
“With our location on Saadiyat Island and our ongoing support to environmental organisations, we are perfectly positioned to make a difference and significant contribution environmentally, socially and economically.”
The ADSG is engaging with members as part of the strategy review process to help ensure that ADSG work is up to date and the Group acts as a catalyst to drive sustainability ethos in the Emirate.
“Partnership, cooperation and knowledge sharing for the sustainable development”
Huda Al Houqani, director of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group, added: “The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) was established in 2008 by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi as a membership organisation with a mission to encourage co-responsibility in Abu Dhabi to ensure that government entities, businesses and not for profit organisations are all partners in working towards achieving the common goal of economic, environmental and social sustainability.
“The ADSG is built on the principles of partnership, cooperation and knowledge sharing for the sustainable development of Abu Dhabi.”