Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
For Hotel Heritage Suites & Spa, social responsibility is a pivotal part of the company's corporate culture. By integrating our hotel operations with the life of the local community, society and our employees, we believe that the local economic and social impact of our hotel will be positive and responsible. Heritage Hotel, Suites & Spa and its parent company AmaDablam Adventures are actively involved in social contributions to its employees, environment and the community at large. As a local company, it ensures that local people benefit in every way possible, while our guests benefit from our success in catering to their needs. The Group recognizes its accountability and need for ethical practices in dealing with guests, employees, the environment and the community.
The Group undertakes socially responsible initiatives like the “Dollar-a- Day” programme, allocating ‘’ for every day it caters to clients. This has helped a rural village have electricity, an ambulance and water-for-life projects, providing clean drinking water to remote village schools. There are porter shelters at remote base camps, and a handicapped children’s facility is self sustaining. During and after the great earthquake 9 villages benefitted from the groups contributions. Miss Dristi Hamal and Sauhardha Chandra Hamal went beyond their means to send 3 tons of clothes, medicine, sanitary/toiletries items and materials from Australia contributed by their near and dear ones and all the peers from their universities. The materials were distributed to the needy through Nepal Red Cross Society under the supervision of Heritage Hotel and Everest Panorama Staff and Directores. Here it would be appropriate to mention that Mr. Samridha Chandra Hamal, the youngest director of the company, took the initiative to trek from remote village to village in the Gorkha and Makawanpur regions, whose school children are under privileged, to distribute cold weather clothes, first-aid kits and meals during Nov-Dec, 2018.The Group continues to set standards in community and social services.
We are profoundly anxious that burning firewood would speed up the deforestation, hence using wooden logs for cooking is a big NO for us. We use environmentally-friendly fuel for cooking; we plant trees every year on behalf of our clients. All our waste is delivered either to factories for recycling or proper disposal. The MD, of the Group created a Yearly Eco-Trekking, Workshop & Seminars in 1984 to share environmental conservation practices in Adventure Tourism with all the Adventure Tour Operators in Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. This initiative, with an outlay of millions of rupees, continued for 8 years and was later passed to the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal for broader participation. This was later taken over by KEEP: Kathmantu Environmental Education Programme.
We present amazing opportunities for organic farmers and the organic community as a whole. Every day we collect milk and milk products, green vegetables and seasonal fruits from the local villagers to help the local community be self-sustaining.
We have successfully recruited from the local community through sharing job opportunities by word of mouth via existing staff. This is crucial for recruiting disadvantaged individuals from the local community because making qualifications a pre-requisite for jobs virtually eliminates poorer communities from entry into even the lowest skilled jobs.