When people do good, they feel good. So, we aim to be a force for good. On every level – from our individuals to our communities, and our planet –it’s clear for all to see. We care.
The Sustainability Development Goals (SDG), developed by the United Nations, is the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Ovolo is fully committed to the SDG and these goals have become the guiding force in the development and implementation of our sustainability focus areas and objectives.
In our Ovolo Hotels, we are serving vegetarian cuisine that is good for the planet, filled with macronutrients, organic, and locally sourced.
We understand that everything that we eat makes an environmental impact and that some foods make a larger impact than others. The farming of meat requires a heavy load of natural resources including water, and land, and generates waste and pollution. If we all reduce our consumption of animal products, we can minimize our impact on the planet.
The IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report sights plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change and includes a policy recommendation to reduce meat consumption. Through Plant’D we are transforming the mindsets of our guests around how incredible eating vegetarian and plant-based can be and hope that in doing this they too will adopt eating more vegetarian foods when they return home.
In 2021, we served 243,419 covers, vegetarian,
or plant-based cuisine.
Planting trees is also one of the greatest things for the environment, since 1st November 2022 Ovolo has been partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects, an NGO that works with local communities to restore their environment and economy by planting sustainable trees that provide food, income, and shelter, while mitigating the impacts of climate change and carbon emissions. Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world with many communities depending on the natural environment for food, shelter, and income. Today, less than 30% of its original forests remain due to over-harvesting, forest fires, and agriculture. The effects of this degradation are devastating for the local communities and wildlife.
At Ovolo we support children, schools, and charities — believing that every child deserves equal opportunities and the best start in life. Coming together with ‘not-for-profit’ agencies to create life-changing opportunities and giving today’s kids, a better chance tomorrow. We’ve partnered with Bali Children’s Foundation who help thousands of children complete school, find employment, and improve their lives and the life of their community. Through our teams’ efforts, we’ve sponsored a school in Bali with classroom upgrades, class delivery for a year and a stationary kit for each student in the elementary school of SDN 3 Sidetapa in North Bali.
Cathay Pacific is bringing a new range of plant-forward dishes developed in collaboration with VEDA, our plant-forward restaurant in Hong Kong, under the lead of our Executive Chef – Raul Tronco Calahorra. At Ovolo, we want to ensure we are doing our bit to help preserve our environment, promote ethical eating and enhance the image of amazing plant-based dining. Our collaboration with Cathay Pacific aligns perfectly with this mantra and our Plant’d pledge. Enjoy delicious food with a playful twist that’s exploding with rich aromas, vibrant colours and floods of flavour. All year round. All the time. Now at New Heights.
Demonstrating care and respect for our people, our communities, and our planet has always been part of Ovolo’s DNA. In fact, these values have always been embedded in our organization since its inception in 2010. However, in 2021 we decided to formalize our commitment by developing a strategic roadmap that sets new standards across each of our environmental, social, and governance goals. It is only the beginning, and we acknowledge that there is more work to do. This is our first-ever 2021 Sustainability report – we are sharing our focus areas, our approach, and our performance.