FDC International Hotels Corporation is committed to sustainable tourism values, consistently implementing concrete energy-saving and carbon reduction measures. Each year, the company participates in the “Earth Hour” initiative by turning off lights for one hour. Since 2016, it has also refrained from providing disposable amenities, opting for glass-bottled “RO Reverse Osmosis Water” instead of bottled water, with daily replacements carried out by staff. This initiative effectively reduces the generation of disposable plastic waste. Furthermore, the company actively engages in the AMOT food traceability three-star restaurant certification, utilizing local ingredients with sustainable, safe, and transparent food records. The company also reviews kitchen operations, repurposing surplus ingredients to minimize food waste.
Palais de Chine Hotel Taipei and Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake have calculated the carbon footprint per room night after a two-year carbon footprint analysis, considering the total usage of raw materials, energy, and public facilities throughout the year. The two hotels jointly introduce the “Carbon Negative Accommodation Project.” Through the Climate Impact X (CIX) global carbon trading platform based in Singapore, they engage in carbon trading and offsetting. The purchased carbon credits are sourced from the ARC REDD+ project, certified by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), achieving multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to protect the Amazon rainforest in eastern Brazil. This initiative supports the Amazon Reforestation Coalition (ARC) in reforestation, fire prevention, and training in sustainable land use projects.
FDC International Hotels Corporation and CommonWealth Magazine Educational Foundation jointly organize the “SDGs Children’s Sustainable Book Exhibition” within the hotel premises. The foundation has curated a selection of traditional Chinese children’s books aligned with the United Nations’ 17 “2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” covering topics such as clean water and sanitation, underwater life, sustainable cities, and communities. Parents are invited to bring their children to read these sustainable books together, fostering a learning environment where children can cultivate correct sustainability concepts. This initiative aims to plant seeds of sustainability in the hearts of young readers through the power of literature.