IWC was the first Swiss luxury watch brand to reference these global best-practice standards in 2018. The company reinforced its commitment to transparent, responsible business practices by setting targets for 2020 that address sustainability. It is now delivering on its commitment to report biennially.
The publication of this report marks IWC’s progress in integrating sustainability into decision-making and managing its social and environmental impacts to add value to society.
AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
IWC leads the luxury watch industry in its transparent and collaborative approach towards sustainability. As makers of finely-crafted watches built to last for generations by combining centuries-old techniques and cutting-edge technology, long-term thinking has always underpinned IWC’s approach to pursuing excellence.
Having set its first sustainability targets for 2020 in 2017, IWC Schaffhausen is proud to have successfully:
• Achieved its environmental targets, reducing greenhouse
gas emissions by 10% and average packaging weight and
volume by 30%
• Achieved its targets to reach gender equality in training,
double its annual corporate volunteering hours, and reduce the absence rate by 10% by promoting health and wellbeing
• Achieved Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Code of Practices recertification
FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
IWC applies long-term thinking in its approach to handcrafting timepieces and in holding itself to the highest standards of sustainability. It was the first luxury watch brand to meet the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’s revised 2019 Code of Practices standards, which includes stronger provisions for responsible business practices and supply chain management. IWC was recognised by the RJC to have adopted good practices beyond legal requirements including sourcing, employer responsibility, and investment in local communities.
IWC also works at global and local levels in its ongoing management of environmental impacts – from designing sustainable mechanisms in its state-of-the-art Schaffhausen Manufacturing Centre, to sourcing 100% renewable electricity worldwide, both within the past two years. The company also invests in its local community as an employer, and was the first luxury watch brand to receive a ‘Great Place to WorkTM’ certification in Switzerland – 90% of colleagues said they were proud to be a part of the IWC family.
“When we published the watch industry’s first sustainability report to GRI standards two years ago, we provided a window into our world, which had never before been offered by a Swiss luxury watch company. Living up to our commitment to transparency has brought us closer to our customers, suppliers, communities and colleagues in ways we had not anticipated. It has been a truly inspiring journey and I am proud of IWC’s momentum so far. Acting sustainably is a collective, continuous and collaborative effort with no end state, so we are the first to recognise that even more progress can be made. We will continue holding ourselves accountable in having a positive impact, driven by the same pioneering spirit as our founder in 1868,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Increasing transparency will be an ongoing endeavour, as will implementing circular economy principles beyond those already pursued, which include reusing heat generated by production processes, recycling gold, and developing sustainable new materials.
IWC has set clear targets for 2022 focussed on environmental sustainability and diversity. These include achieving Equal Pay certification, doubling the share of women in management compared to a 2017 baseline, developing and implementing a Green I.T. strategy, and implementing a blueprint for sustainable events.
Franziska Gsell, Chief Marketing Officer and Sustainability Committee Chair said: “Our ongoing and consistent dialogues with stakeholders help us continuously improve how we manage our social and environmental impact across the value chain. Our commitment to publishing Sustainability Reports biennially is one of the ways in which we are holding ourselves accountable towards managing our impacts responsibly, and we are determined to make further progress in integrating sustainability into our decision-making on an ongoing basis.”
Exhilarate your senses as K11 MUSEA presents the all-new pioneering POP FICTION art experience to Hong Kong this summer. Sharing positive impact through art, K11 MUSEA continue their mission to inspire and create shared value in the community with their first #ShareToInspireBid online charity art barter bidding. This project unites 10 global talents including celebrity Carina Lau, singer-songwriter Leah Dou and internationally celebrated artist Philip Colbert, to design exclusive Snow Angel Mickey artworks for public barter bids from 26 July -7 August 2020. From 25 July, these exclusive creations will be shown at the Gold Ball on the second floor of K11 MUSEA. Proceeds of the winning barter bids from the public and proceeds donated by K11 will go to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong to help grant life-changing wishes to children.
“I am excited to join the creative force behind K11 MUSEA's #ShareToInspireBid campaign to help Make-A-Wish Hong Kong fulfill wishes for children with critical illnesses. Titled “Love me, Love me not”, my design is about pursuing your dreams and love, to seize your chances and opportunities. - C arina Lau on K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid campaign
A Snow Angel is the outline of an angel, formed by swinging its hands and feet to form an angel in the snow. Snow Angel Mickey is inspired by the popular children's game, representing the innocence and imagination of children enjoying themselves. Designed by art platform APPortfolio, this dynamic character brings art, culture and trending elements together in a cross-cultural expression.
K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid to realize wishes for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong
This summer, K11 MUSEA is re-inventing the online art scene with a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ public online barter bid designed to inspire and create shared value in the community. Held in partnership with Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, the K11 MUSEA #ShareToInspireBid creative charity barter bid grants life-changing wishes to those in need.
From 26 July to 7 August 2020, K11 MUSEA will open barter bids to the public for special Snow Angel Mickey artworks created by 10 international artists & celebrities - including not-to-be-missed exclusive designs by Carina Lau; Leah Dou; multimedia artist and designer David Flores; British contemporary pop artist Philip Colbert; Hong Kong artists Kristopher Ho, Bao Ho, Messy Desk, Parents Parents; Guangzhou graffiti artist Satr, and Make-A-Wish Hong Kong Wish Child Kina Fan (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma recovered patient) with a dream of becoming a costume designer. The process will unfold as follows:
1. View the bidding topics set by Make-A-Wish Hong Kong and Snow Angel Mickey design on #ShareToInspireBid minisite (https://bit.ly/3iUK6ET) . Every day from 26– 30 July 2020, the artists will also introduce their Snow Angel Mickey (30cm) design inspiration via livestream on K11 MUSEA channel.
2. To bid for the figurines, participants must upload their creative offer on Instagram, #ShareToInspireBid, and tag the artist*. Approved Instagram posts will be uploaded on #ShareToInspireBid minisite. *Instagram account must be set to public.
3. The artist and Make-A-Wish Hong Kong will select the most innovative and creative barter bid that fulfills the children’s wishes as a winner.
4. The winner will donate their creative bid to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. K11 will also donate HK$20 to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong for each approved bid submission on Instagram.
5. After Make-A-Wish Hong Kong receives the donation, winners will receive a Snow Angel Mickey figurine of the topic they successfully bid for.
The winning bids from the 10 Snow Angel Mickey artworks designed by the esteemed prominent artists and celebrities will directly go to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong who will allocate these bids among their patients to fulfill their wishes.
Holiday Inn Golden Mile is delighted to invite you to experience the perfect holiday with our exceptional rooms package. Enjoy your stay at an exceptionally low rate from HK$ 988 up.
Exclusive benefits when you book from now until 30 Sept 2020:
• HK$ 1,000 F&B dining credit per stay
• Guarantee free upgrade to Premier Plus Room
• Late check-out till 6pm
• Complimentary use of our health club and roof top swimming pool
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service charge per room per night. 48 hours advance reservations are required and is subject to availability at time of booking. For reservations and more information, please contact: Holiday Inn Golden Mile on Tel: (852) 2315 1001, Fax: (852) 2369 0948, E-mail: email@example.com.
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the opening of JW Marriott Nara in Japan. The opening marks the first international
“We are very excited to celebrate the opening of JW Marriott Nara,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “The entry of the JW Marriott brand into the Japanese market is a very significant milestone for us, marking Marriott International’s 50th property in Japan. This debut represents our commitment to our company’s expanding presence in Japan to serve the needs of both domestic and international travelers visiting this beautiful region.”
Conceptualized by global design firm GA Group of London, the hotel’s architectural elements honor the city’s natural beauty and heritage and give the hotel a true sense of place. Timber beams above the lobby space reflect the distinctive features found in the temples and homes of Nara. A linear fireplace in the lobby evokes the city’s annual Yamayaki Fire Festival. Behind the reception area, a fabric backdrop depicts the hills that surround Nara woven in gold thread. Throughout the hotel, patterned carpets are reminiscent of the surrounding landscapes, such as the reflections of the rain pools in Nara’s hillsides.
The hotel features 158 guestrooms including 16 luxurious suites featuring warm tones of timber, bronze and leather as found in the traditional homes of Nara. Sculptural representations of deer antlers hang over the sumptuous guestroom beds, echoing the recurring motif of the iconic Nara deer that can be found throughout the hotel.
Dining at JW Marriott Nara becomes a treat for all the senses, with an array of local and international cuisines within exceptional settings. Silk Road Dining is the hotel’s all-day dining venue featuring an open kitchen and design details incorporating elements from the ancient maritime Silk Road, of which the city of Nara was the final destination. Specialty restaurant Azekura offers three distinctive styles of Japanese cuisine – – in a contemporary space inspired by the artefacts of the eighth-century Emperor Shomu’s treasure house. Flying Stag is the hotel’s lobby lounge and bar, where a large abstract sculpture of a stag becomes a striking focal point on the wall.
Within the hotel’s landscaped grounds, JW Garden is a plant-filled space where guests can harvest fresh herbs and greens to be incorporated into their menu choices and craft cocktails at the bar. A luxurious Executive Lounge, set away from the more social areas of the hotel, offers a comfortable space in which to catch up on work or enjoy a quiet chat over drinks and light snacks.
The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool, as well as a luxurious Spa by JW. The Spa, in natural timber and stone, reimagines the peaceful calm of the nearby temples and features an inviting menu of treatments including massages, facials and therapy baths for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.
JW Marriott Nara is set to become the preferred venue in Nara for meetings, weddings and other events. A Ballroom and four customizable meeting rooms lead off from the main lobby via a dramatic Grand Staircase, and collectively offer 640 square meters of event space. Along with a dedicated events team to ensure a seamless occasion, the hotel also offers a bespoke “JW Wellness Break” program during meetings, which provides participants with mindfulness exercises and activities to re-energize and enhance focus.
“JW Marriott welcome travelers with “The JW Treatment”, our brand philosophy which affirms that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do,” said Jennie Toh, Vice President - Brand, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “JW Marriott Nara offers authentic experiences with its stunning design, outstanding dining options and elevated service. Through our holistic brand programming, we empower our guests to focus on reclaiming a total mind-and-body wellness as they explore this wonderful destination.
Sino Hotels meets the latest social distancing measures with a new round of takeaway and delivery menus and privileges for delicious, safe and comfortable dining at home. The reload of bountiful offers and options include nutritious bento boxes from HK$70; and up to 20% savings from signature menus, popular dishes, and set menus available throughout the day from our restaurants, via OpenRice takeaway services or Deliveroo. Whether it is a work lunch break, family meal or simply a personal treat, our full range of culinary choices under Royal Pacific Hotel, City Garden Hotel, Island Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel and The Pottinger Hong Kongis just a click or call away.
Royal Pacific Hotel
Enjoy 15% off a la carte takeaway menus from Café on the PARK and Satay Inn. Tantalising options include classic assorted satays, fried fish skin with salted egg, signature Hainanese chicken rice, bak kut teh, cereal butter prawns and many more.
Gourmet takeaway set menus are also available at prices from HK$70, featuring grilled beef short rib with teriyaki sauce and steamed rice, signature Hainanese chicken rice with Hokkien popiah, spaghetti with beef ragout with black pepper chicken wings. Guests can also opt to add just HK$15 to enjoy a double-boiled Chinese soup, Western soup, freshly brewed coffee, tea or soft drinks upon any purchase of the takeaway orders.
Free delivery in Tsim Sha Tsui is available for spending of HK$600 or above, and to Yau Ma Tei and Jordan with HK$1,000 or above.
City Garden Hotel
Garden Café presents a la carte and set menu takeaway special offers from only $100. Set menus feature a galore of international delights including mixed grills (prawn, rack of lamb and salmon), Korean set with sautéed beef stripe, deep-fried chicken with cheese, fried glass noodles with vegetables, Japanese set with tempura prawn, pumpkin and eggplant, sushi rolls, chicken skewers and Takoyaki, while the Thai set includes pomelo salad, pad thai with minced pork, deep-fried fish cake and shrimp cake, chicken wrapped with pandan leaves, sautéed water spinach with minced garlic.
A complimentary HK$100 dining voucher is offered with every HK$1,000 or above takeaway order.
Meanwhile, YUÈ and Satay Inn also provide takeaway services. Highlighted dishes include honey-glazed barbecued pork, smoked chicken with fragrant tea leaves, Hokkien popiah, seafood paella, pan-seared salmon with fettuccine, signature Hainanese chicken rice, grilled herb-marinated rack of lamb and many more.
Island Pacific Hotel
Choose from stir-fried groupa in X.O. chilli sauce with steamed rice, signature baked pork chop rice, Japanese grilled eel rice and more from Island Pacific Hotel’s lunch and dinner takeaway set menus. All bento boxes come with a choice of daily soup and selected dim sum, at only HK$88 per set. A la carte menu items are also available with popular items such as the signature pizza, Vietnamese style wok fried rice noodle and a vegetarian choice of mushroom spaghetti with tomato concasse . Guests who purchase online directly from the hotel website can also enjoy 15% discount.
The Pottinger Hong Kong
Stay in and savour takeaway Italian set menus served by award-winning Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano. Guests may choose their takeaway lunch among pan-fried duck breast, slow-cooked oxtail, vegetable lasagna and pork cartilage. The divine lunch bento box is only HK$85 per set with a special deal of buy 4 get 1 free.
Let’s have some cooking fun at home! Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong has put together a series of Home-cooking and DIY Cocktail Kits, allowing guests to enjoy simple, delicious dishes and drinks in the comfort of their own homes without hassle, by placing the order 3 days in advance.
Cucina, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, has launched Italian Home-cooking Kits, including appetisers, mains and desserts, priced between HK$130-188. Every kit comes with the ingredients, together with video demonstrations and secret tips from Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno.
Highlights include Fettuccine Bolognese (HK$148). Pasta fans can enjoy an extraordinary al dente experience alongside Wagyu beef with just one call. Other dishes include Crab Meat Salad with Caviar (HK$130), Linguine with Clams (HK$148), Risotto with Seasonal Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese ($148), Veal Milanese (HK$188) and Tiramisu ($138). “These meal kits and videos definitely help save time and allow beginners to cook at home. Cooking is a kind of meditative practice and it’s more fun than you can imagine.” said Chef Andrea.
Be on Canton, with its al fresco dining terrace at Gateway Hotel, is taking care of those cocktail cravings. DIY Cocktail Kits feature 10 popular cocktails including Sex on the Beach, Old Fashioned and Cosmopolitan, priced at HK$125 each. Guests can follow the videos and craft timeless classic cocktails at home. A cocktail shaker is included upon spending HK$500 or above.
Cucina: T / WhatsApp +852 21130808
Be on Canton: T +852 21137828 WhatsApp: +852 5217 6428
Selected facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS will also be opened to in-house guests.
While lifting all travel restrictions, including the removal of mandatory quarantine and testing upon arrival, a health declaration form from international travellers will be required. CROSSROADS Maldives will introduce an enhanced hygiene and safety programme that is in line with the guidelines of WHO and local health authorities. The CROSSROADS’ “Safe, Healthy, Relax Guidelines” will allow guests to enjoy unforgettable experiences curated in a secure and worry-free environment.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives’ safety and hygiene practices are amplified by the new programme from Hard Rock International, which works in partnership with Ecolab and NSF International. The programme allows guests to discover the brand’s unique, authentic rock experiences in the safest environment.
SAii Lagoon Maldives follows practices that incorporate advice from Mayo Clinic’s Infection Prevention and Control Team, as well as RB’s trusted know-how and scientific cleaning approach using hospital-grade products.
Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Velana International Airport, the game-changing new retreat offers a myriad of immersive experiences. Whether it is a family seeking bonding time, a small group of friends in search of an upbeat get-together, a cool couple who wants to rock out in style, or a company that wishes to bond with staff in a refreshing way, CROSSROADS customises memorable island experiences while ensuring space, privacy and safety.
“Stay 3 Pay 2” Open-date Vouchers
The two resorts at CROSSROADS are currently offering irresistible “Stay 3 Pay 2” open-date vouchers that provide a complimentary night for each consecutive 2-night stay. Perfect for those who wish to travel but unsure when, this offer also comes with maximum flexibility on reservation changes and cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival date.
The package is available across several room types starting at USD 550 net for a value of USD 800 for SAii Lagoon Maldivesand at USD 650 net for a value of USD 1,000 for Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. A resort credit of USD 100 will be awarded to guests staying 5 nights and more. Complimentary activities such as Sunrise Yoga, Coral Propagation Programme, Aqua gym and cocktail mixing class are offered at SAii Lagoon Maldives.
In addition to a wide range of engaging activities such as aerial acrobatics, self-defence and Jiu-jitsu classes, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives also comes with the signature The Sound of Your Stay® programme,
“Island Buyout” Option
For ultimate privacy, destination weddings or events, both resorts are available for exclusive hire at USD 35,000 net per night, inclusive of 50 uniquely designed guestrooms located on the beach and overwater. The Buyout package will provide up to 100 guests exclusive access to the resort’s island and its respective facilities, including two restaurants, a bar and a spectacular pool each.
The buyout package also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in resort restaurants throughout the stay, non-alcoholic drinks during meals, exclusive return speedboat transfers from Velana International Airport, and a vast array of exciting signature group-bonding activities guided by a private coach.
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