Marriott International in Indonesia, affirms its support toward tourism recovery in Bali…
A specially curated dinner marks the commencement of the MoU Agreement signed in November 2021 to support local Balinese industries as part of the campaign, while strengthening Marriott International’s commitment to locally source a large number of its produce by the end of 2025. The #ByBaliForBali campaign by Marriott International in Indonesia kicked off on 18th of January 2020, with a dinner at The St. Regis Bali Resort.
The inaugural dinner marked the commencement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bank of Indonesia, which was signed on the 30th of November in 2021. In line with Marriott’s Serve360 mandate and guided by the 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Goals, the MoU outlines the collaboration between Marriott International in Indonesia with two leading food supply chain companies, Perusahaan Umum Daerah Dharma Santhika Tabanan and UD Aditya Poultry Shop, to support the local Balinese agricultural and fishing industries.
Inspired by the growing global movement towards sustainability, and embracing produce from closer to home, an indicator for upcoming #ByBaliForBali activations, the campaign converges its spotlight on the abundance of locally available agricultural products, fisheries and local artisans like Arak Bali and local products like the Balinese batik (endek) to name a few. “With the ethos of sourcing more produce locally and paying homage to preserving Mother Nature, sustainability clearly goes hand in hand with reducing our carbon footprint and elevating the beloved island’s culinary heritage to the next level”, says Marriott International representative, Ramesh. Guests can look forward to unique and inventive, adaptational signature dishes with an increase in the usage of more local Balinese produce, such as snack fruits, mangosteens, oranges, salt, coffee, and many more at the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of hotels and resorts in Bali in the future.
In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this announcement aligns with the company’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which guides Marriott’s commitment to help take on the world’s most pressing social, environmental, and economic issues, delivering value for associates, customers, owners, the environment, and communities around the world.