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Sustainability as a core value at Pullman Luang Prabang

Pullman Luang Prabang makes sure to involve its Heartists in activities that encourage sustainability and community engagement.

Luang Prabang, Laos – Pullman Luang Prabang’s team was able to gather 1,260 kilograms of rice from its recent rice harvesting, which are then shared to local farmers and heartists, as part of its core objective of promoting sustainability and community engagement. 

Pullman Luang Prabang makes sure to involve its Heartists in activities that encourage sustainability and community engagement. It has been a practice for the Heartists at the resort to participate in the seasonal rice cultivation activity, as part of its team involvement program. Since the resort’s opening, the harvested rice have always been shared with the local community, farmers and its own Heartists. After the harvest, the rice husks, a byproduct of the cultivation process, are also donated to Elephant Conservation Camp, as well as Laos Buffalo Dairy, a socially-responsible enterprise that rents local buffalos for dairy production, providing local farmers with a steady income.

Pullman Luang Prabang also organizes seasonal interactive rice cultivation activities to its guests to encourage agricultural awareness, allowing both guests and heartists to be part of the country’s important sector. In addition to offering hands-on activities, the resort also supports local businesses in its onsite Junction shop, including Ock Pop Tok, one of the most successful, socially-responsible and sustainable startups in Laos.

In line with the resort’s farm-to-table concept, Pullman Luang Prabang focuses on local, seasonal and organic ingredients, including Lao herbs, vegetables and tropical fruit grown onsite or by neighbouring local farmers. The resort’s own terraced paddy fields, covering 1.3 hectares, is also the source of rice served at L’Atelier, the resort’s lakefront all-day dining restaurant. Majority of the other ingredients, meanwhile, are sourced from the town’s famous morning market, local suppliers and organic farms.

Pullman Luang Prabang has received recognitions for its sustainability initiatives, including the Green Hotel Standard Awards, which covers a wide range of areas such as waste and water management, use of green products and energy efficiency. The resort strives to be fully integrated with its environment in order to assure guests that the food they eat is locally sourced, that the water they use is treated and recycled, and that everyone involved in the supply chain benefits from the resort’s sustainable success.

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