Environmental Sustainability

Caring for the planet is a natural extension of Hyatt’s purpose—to care for people so they can be their best. Below are specific examples of environmental stewardship at our hotel.

Overview

Grand Hyatt Singapore Waterfall

Overview

  • Embracing care at the heart of the business, Grand Hyatt Singapore has been pioneering sustainable initiatives since 2002. The journey has seen the hotel achieving waste and water reduction, better utilisation of resources, and providing guests with greater value through sustainable dining and wellness.
  • Over the years, the hotel has been recognised for its efforts from multiple government organisations such as the National Environmental Agency, Singapore Environmental Council and Building and Construction Authority.
  • We use Hyatt EcoTrack to track sustainability metrics including greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water, waste, and recycling. These insights are important to help advance efficiency improvements.

Carbon Emissions and Water

Grand Hyatt Singapore Lobby

Carbon Emissions and Water

  • Hotel’s sustainability journey started in early 2002 with the implementation of a Green Energy Management system which replaced central air-conditioning system to a highly efficient “Total System and Right Sizing Approach”.
  • Installation of a gas-powered Tri-generation plant (first hotel in the world to do so) in 2011 to provide 30% of its electricity, heat, and cooling for laundry and air-conditioning needs.
  • Hotel is operating on 100% renewable electricity following a partnership with Flo Energy, a local retailer that purchases REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) to offset the electricity they supply.
  • Use of 3 Meiko dishwashing machines and 1 Granuldisk pot-washing machine has reduced water usage by about 30% since 2020.

Waste and Circularity

Grand Hyatt Singapore Chefs

Waste and Circularity

  • Committed to more responsibility by achieving The PLEDGE™ (Food Waste Certification) in 2021.
  • 1st hotel to partner with treatsure, a local start-up allowing users to purchase surplus food from restaurants directly.
  • Work with non-profit organisations to contribute excess food (certified safe) to communities in need.
  • Use of Nordaq Water - hotel saves 500g of CO2, 1L of unrenewable fossil fuel, and 7L of water for every bottled water replaced.
  • Used bar soaps in the hotel are collected by Clean The World and recycled for distribution to communities in over 45 countries.
  • All hotel-printed material uses Forest Stewardship Council paper.
  • 1st in Singapore to install an in-house waste management plant to convert daily food waste into fertilisers; eliminating use of plastic trash bags and keeping food waste away from landfills.

Reducing Plastic Waste

Still Life Food and Beverages

Reducing Plastic Waste

  • Plastic bottles found in the hotel are recycled and woven into linens for use (e.g. chef aprons).
  • Replaced plastic bottled water with Just Water (packaged with plant-based materials) in all event spaces.
  • Straws made of sugar cane are offered upon request.
  • Recyclable pens made of wheat straw.
  • Work with local brands to produce sustainable corporate gifts - reusable bags made with plastic bottles; phone holders made with wooden chopsticks; beeswax wraps instead of plastic cling wraps.
  • Partnership with ecoSPIRITS, Proof & Company in 2020 to reduce plastic crates, pallets, and glass bottles.

Our Food Philosophy

Grand Hyatt Singapore The Grill

Our Food Philosophy

Hyatt’s Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. philosophy guides us in how we select ingredients that are better for people, communities and the planet.

  • 80% of seafood served is certified sustainable by Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
  • First in Singapore (in 2019) to implement a Nose-to-Tail program importing whole carcasses of beef to minimize wastage.
  • Zero-waste dishes introduced in mezza9 in 2021 to promote food waste prevention.
  • First in Singapore to import carbon-neutral certified lamb.
  • First in Southeast Asia (in 2018) to introduce plant-based meat products such as Beyond Meat, Beyond Sausage, JUST Egg, Impossible Meats, Omnimeat and Heura.

Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

Farm Tomatoes

Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

  • 30% of herbs used are sourced from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
  • 80% of its organic and seasonal vegetables are sourced from Cameron Highlands to reduce carbon footprint by more than 100 times as compared to using air-flown greens.
  • 80% of wines sourced at certified sustainable by Lodi Rules, Demeter Certified Biodynamic, and more.
  • In partnership with Ugly Food, hotel sources 4,000kg of “ugly” oranges annually that would have landed up in landfills to provide freshly pressed orange juice.
  • Serves organic rice from Fresh Rice, Natural Harvest in Thailand - regarded as the "Symbol of National Thai Rice".
  • Use of organic Rainforest Alliance coffee beans and sustainable cocoa that protect endangered species while providing local communities/ workers with decent wages.

Information About our Destination

Grand Hyatt Singapore Aerial View of Orchard Road

Information About our Destination

  • The hotel’s sustainability commitment is aligned with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a national sustainability movement that seeks to rally bold and collective action to achieve a long-term net-zero emissions to build a sustainable future as well as the Hotel Sustainability Roadmap launched in March 2022.
  • Located in the Orchard Road district, the hotel allows guests to travel easily in the city via a public transport network of underground metro and buses for a greener traveling experience.