Guided by the core values and brand philosophy to conduct business with sincerity and integrity, Pan Pacific Hotels Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics by 2019, on October 23, to do its part for the environment. “We pride ourselves as a world citizen with a heart towards our environment. Guided by our core values and brand philosophy, we believe in conducting business with sincerity and integrity. We respect our environment and demonstrate our commitment through initiatives such as the phasing out the use of disposable plastics at our hotels, all with a view for the future and our next generation.”, said Neo Soon Hup, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, “We are taking sustainability to the next level by looking at the traceability of food produce and ways to minimize food waste generated at our properties in the near-term.” As part of the Group’s eco-conscious initiatives, several efforts such as removal of plastic straws across all properties globally since July 2018, adoption of environmentally-friendly options for pens, stirrers, takeaway coffee cups/ boxes, removal of plastic wraps for in-room slippers and plastic laundry wraps, exploration of environmentallyfriendly options for in-room amenities and expansion of recycling efforts from used soap to non-disposable plastics are in place, with others underway. P a n P a c i f i c O r c h a r d , a n o t h e r architectural icon along Orchard Road, will be joining soon in Singapore. Designed and built to be zero-impact and zero-waste, the hotel will be a show case of environmental sustainability when it is completed in 2021. Pan Pacific Orchard will feature a rainwater harvesting system, a recyclable water system, and a compactor which turns food waste into compost. The public spaces, meeting spaces and guestrooms are designed to optimize natural daylight.