The Hari is committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability within the hotel and is working towards giving guests an energy-conscious and environmentally-friendly stay.
Our Green Team is looking at broadening environmental awareness within the business, working with colleagues on CSR activities and increasing involvement in the local community.
We also recognise that business practices have an impact on both the community and the environment. Therefore, we are proud to be a member of the NOW Force for Good Alliance to reduce our carbon footprint and help communicate our efforts to travellers who are conscious of sustainable accommodation and hotel experiences.
Partner Activity: Founded in 2005, NORDAQ harnesses patented technology to provide premium yet sustainable end-to-end water solutions, by filtering, bottling and capping local water, to eliminate costly, unnecessary and lengthy production, transportation and disposal.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong believes that by working with NORDAQ, we can eliminate single-use plastic and transportation of glass bottles from one part of the world to another. Hence, we stock NORDAQ water throughout the hotel. Bottles are filled, capped, sealed and date-labelled at the hotel which resulted in over 218,400 plastic bottles (500ml) eliminated in 2022.
Partner Activity: ORCA is an innovative food waste solution that simply mimics a natural digestion process using the same principles that our body and other living organisms to digest food waste into a liquid.
Our Contribution: Food waste at The Hari Hong Kong is turned into an environmentally safe liquid captured or repurposed by wastewater treatment plants. This process significantly reduces the harmful emissions from the traditional truck and bin collection process.
Partner Activity: Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, one of three main nutrient components used in compost or fertilizer. In Hong Kong, coffee grounds separated from Nespresso’s capsules are sent to the Hong Kong Organic Waste Recycling Centre in the New Territories to be made into farm compost. As an environmental social enterprise, Eco-Greenergy advocates Zero Grounds Coffee Campaign to offer simple and sustainable solutions for the public.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong supports Nespresso and Eco-Greenergy sustainability programmes. Coffee capsules and coffee grounds throughout the property are used to transform into farm compost and other upcycling products such as scrubbing soap and planting pots.
Partner Activity: Food Angel’s mission of “Waste Not, Hunger Not, With Love”. The programme rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. Following strict safety protocols, the rescued food items will then be prepared as nutritious meals in our central kitchens and food packs. They will be distributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong.
Our Contribution: Regular volunteer services are organized to help prepare food ingredients and meal boxes for the community. Employees are encouraged to participate in the activities during their working hours and for staff who join the voluntary work on their own time will get an extra day off.
Partner Activity: <<Prestige>> Women of Power is a collective of 100 women who not only understood the influence they wielded but wished to transfer their secrets and pay it forward, to help other women pave the way to success, in the interest of bridging a gender gap that is still very much in existence.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong advocates gender equality for a sustainable future. The hotel shows its support by sponsoring Prestige’s Women of Power Inaugural Event at Zoku Restaurant and The Terrace. The event invited 72 of this city’s most influential women, plus partners and supporters, to come together for an evening of sisterly celebration.
Partner Activity: Karen Leung Foundation is the only Hong Kong charity dedicated to gynaecological cancers. Their mission is to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancers in Hong Kong and they envision a world where women have every opportunity to live healthy and fulfilling lives free from gynaecological cancers.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong supports Karen Leung Foundation and sponsored “The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition” with an opening event at the hotel, a community-wide health awareness programme leveraging art to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer. The exhibitions displayed artworks of local Hong Kong artists and funds have been raised for Women’s Health.
Partner Activity: Heep Hong Society is a leading education and rehabilitation organisation offering professional assessment, guidance, training and family support services. They help children and young people of different abilities maximise their full potential, empower families and contribute to an inclusive society.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong wholeheartedly supports Heep Hong Society and regularly organizes fundraising activities including the “GOAL for SEN” Sports Game and a silent auction on a collaborative art piece with a Hong Kong-based Italian artist. Funds raised last year throughout the events have been used to support the “Children and Youth Training Fund” for training for special needs children and youth from low-income families.
Partner Activity: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. They join hands with the community to give hope and change the life stories of vulnerable girls and babies and its vision is to see every child in a loving family.
Our Contribution: The Hari Hong Kong’s beverage team have created a dedicated cocktail called “Mamma Mia”. In the month of May, a portion of each cocktail and Mother’s Day set dinner menu sold is proceeded to Mother’s Choice, to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable children and girls of Hong Kong.