Asia is not only the most populous continent, but is also a market on a steady incline of opportunity and development. With development comes the concept of sustainability, in companies’ relationship with the economy, the environment and society. This monthly edition provides locally-focused updates, particularly within Asia, to keep you up to date with sustainable initiatives and practices in the region
Digital Food Supply Chain Transformation Crucial in the Asia Pacific Region
According to the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), a changing consumer profile in the Asia has led to an increasing need to be recognised as a sustainable company to be accepted by consumers. That a world Post Covid-19, needs companies to become sustainable in that not only can it operate midst of a pandemic, but also more conscious of its environmental and societal impacts.
South Korean Brand working to increase use of eco-friendly packaging
South Korean cosmetics conglomerate Amorepacific is actively working to extend its use of eco-packaging solutions across all its brands as part of its Less Plastics campaign
Event Spotlight: Sustainability during a pandemic
As an awareness of sustainability continues to rise, this year’s edition of PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism), Asia’s largest sustainable travel and hospitality event continues, taking on a virtual format in light of the Covid-19 situation. The event will spotlight how the industry is tackling sustainability issues in the midst of the pandemic, with keynote speaker discussing the subject of sustainable hotels.
A Sustainable Future Through Food
One of the largest Hospitality Companies in Asia, Banyan Tree Group (BTG), is driving a sustainable future through food, even as the Covid-19 pandemic ushers in a consumer-driven shift towards healthier food choices. The group has also embarked on collaborations in different areas of the food value chain.
Experts: Use Covid-19 downtime to rethink Bali sustainability
According to experts, the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought travel businesses to a halt, is an opportune time for Bali to reset its policy on responsible and sustainable tourism. That, a paradigm shift from interpreneurship, focusing mainly on economy to sociopreneurship by integrating and involving local communities in the development of tourism is needed.