The government of Bhutan has enacted a law that at least 60 percent of the total land of the Kingdom must remain forested preserving a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, water management, good air quality and soil preservation. Environmental conservation is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness.
As ambassadors of the Kingdom, Six Senses Bhutan is also committed to reducing the carbon footprint resulting from our guests' activities, excurions and operations that are associated with our lodges and spas.
In our efforts to minimize our carbon footprint, Six Senses Bhutan will have Earth Lab and also support nearby greenhouses to grow some of our herbs, spices and vegetables, resulting in reduced deliveries required for purchasing fresh ingredients and kitchen stock supplies. This also equates to reduced gas consumption and air pollution. We also have our own bottling plant where we produce our very own still and sparkling drinking water, eliminating the use of plastic water bottles as we will use only reusable glass bottles.
Throughout the year, various social programs will be arranged at each area to support the local community. These include the Babesa Middle Secondary School and Talakha Monastery in Thimphu Valley, Black-necked Crane Visitor Centre at Gangtey Valley and Sustainable Village at Paro Valley to name a few. Six Senses Bhutan will actively support these establishment in their prevailing educational and other development programs as well as facility upgrades. Guests are more than welcome to join us during our scheduled visits.