Siloso Beach Resort has recently switched to using certified sustainable palm oil in its cooking. This is an important choice for us, as not only are we severely affected by haze episodes (to conserve energy, our pool, corridors, and café are all open-air), but preserving biodiversity – both on our site and through our external impacts – has always been one of our guiding principles.
Through discussions with PM Haze, we gained a better understanding of the problem and what we could do about it. Certainly the issues of palm oil are large and complicated, but we join with PM Haze and other establishments already using sustainable palm oil in order to show that our small choices do make a difference.
To Learn more about how you can #GoHazeFree, visit pmhaze.org People’s Movement to Stop Haze. They have also created a list of eateries using sustainable palm oil, including Siloso Beach: http://pmhaze.org/take-action/sustainable-eateries-list/
The switch to using sustainable palm oil was also fulfilling one of our voluntary commitments to the UN Environment Program to #BeatPollution: http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/beat-pollution