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SHA encourages hotel industry partners to commit to sustainable sources

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:37
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The skyline in central Singapore obscured by haze at about 1.15pm on Sep 9, 2015, as seen from the Mandarin Orchard Hotel. The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) is inviting its hotel members to commit to green procurement in the battle against the haze.

THE Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) is inviting its hotel members to commit to green procurement in the battle against the haze.

Letters and declaration forms will be sent out to hotels encouraging them to source paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources.

The Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) and the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) welcome this move by SHA, they said in a joint release.

"The SHA is fully supportive of environmentally sustainable practices for the hotel industry simply because it is the right thing to do - for Mother Earth and for our business as well," said SHA president Albert Teo. "By advocating and practising responsible procurement, hotels not only contribute to a cleaner world but will also win the trust of our guests, employees and business partners."

To date, 114 companies across different industries have come forward to declare that they procure their wood, paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources.