It’s the dawn of a new eco-friendly age for the luxury resort group.
Karma Group already boasts a reputation for one of the best accommodation options on the island of Bali, but shortly it will be as eco-friendly as it is luxurious. Karma has just announced the launch of a major green project, with a plan to roll out a strengthening focus on sustainability throughout its bevy of different resorts.
Karma is no stranger to being green, with its restaurants’ menus based around the use of seasonal ingredients, but the resort recently undertook a review of its sustainability initiatives and was disappointed by the excess number of plastic in use, from single-use plastic bags to individual bottles of water, shampoo and conditioner. In an effort to drastically reduce this number, the Karma team has unveiled an impressive plan to reduce the use of plastic across the resort group.
With a goal to have 0% waste from plastic bottles, the new approach will see plastic water bottles banned from villas, with all bottles replaced by an Electrolux water gallon dispenser. Plastic one-time use toiletries will be replaced with recycled plastic bottles, and the likes of bamboo combs, earbuds, and toothbrushes will also be introduced. 100% organic and recyclable bags will also be introduced in order for Karma Group to reach their goal of decreasing the use of plastic bags by 355.40%
“Recycling plastic not only requires large amounts of energy but also uses large quantities of water,” explains Karma of the group’s new focus. “This is a primary environmental problem; the production process is a leading cause of carbon emissions contributing to global warming. Karma Kandara is so excited to be reducing the use of plastic and we hope you are excited too.”
BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John has been honored by being awarded the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at Yale in the Fall Semester of 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time Yale has extended this to the same person more than once. He has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne.
The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 33 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus, and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club, now with over 85,000 members. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team, as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world’s largest school rugby tournament. Karma Group recently invested in its first racehorse with a view to future expansion of its stable.