Corporate Social Responsibility
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Group is actively engaged in preserving the beauty of its locations within the Society Islands, and promotes the values of ecotourism and sustainable development so that future generations will be able to enjoy these heavenly places.
This sustainable commitment manifests in the adoption of a sustainability policy and support for the actions of the local NGO Te Mana O Te Moana (‘The Spirit of the Ocean’).
In order to reduce our environmental impact, we are committed to:
- Complying with all relevant legislations and regulations
- Encouraging the development and integration of sustainable technologies
- Monitoring, recording and benchmarking our environmental performance on a regular basis.
- Continually improving our environmental sustainability and benchmarking
- Supporting local employment as well as products and services of local origin
- Contributing to biodiversity conservation and developing environmental education programmes
- Involving our guests, colleagues, suppliers and contractors in our efforts to protect the environment
- Communicating our policies, practices and programmes to our stakeholders
Te Mana O Te Moana
The Te Mana O Te Moana association was founded in 2004 by the owner of the InterContinental Resorts of French Polynesia, Mr Richard Bailey. Recognised as a general interest organisation, Te Mana O Te Moana is a member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The Te Mana O Te Moana office is located at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
Through its research, conservation, communication and education initiatives, Te Mana O Te Moana aims to protect the sea environment in French Polynesia and raise people's awareness of ecological issues.
In partnership with other associations and universities, Te Mana O Te Moana conducts studies and research projects on Polynesian sea fauna, marine flora and the island ecosystem.
Te Mana O Te Moana puts together programmes for the protection and monitoring of French Polynesian marine species (cetaceans, turtles, fish, coral etc). In accordance with this mission, the association manages the marine turtle care centre, which is set up on the premises of the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
Te Mana O Te Moana promotes environmental awareness for the public, local populations and especially children, through school programmes and communication tools aimed at understanding the local natural heritage and its fragile balance.