Corporate Social Responsibility
Beleza By The Beach Resort, South Goa is committed to keeping community & sustainability at the heart of doing business
Sustainability in practice:
Spread over 5 acres of land, Beleza By The Beach is a boutique resort located in South Goa that has kept sustainability at its heart since its inception. The resort is known for following eco-friendly practices and supporting local businesses.
This all goes back to the year 2008, when during the construction of the resort, the owners took the decision to support the local community and hence sourced the raw material from local vendors as well as instead of using bricks, the resort was built using laterite.
Sustainability at the resort is blended in a variety of ways into the guest experiences and gets the customers thinking about their environmental impact. The use of plastic bottles is banned from the resort and guests are served water in glass bottles instead of single-use plastic bottles.
Guests at Beleza By The Beach are also encouraged to reuse towels during their stay. And the property has also invested in its own switch treatment plant for all the water from the guests’ rooms and other parts of the resort. So, all the water on a daily basis is treated and the recycled water which is rich in minerals is then used for maintaining the gardens and cleaning the property.
To help reduce the carbon footprints, starting July 2022 staff at Beleza has switched to wearing the ReLive Knits by Neemans, a shoe made by reconstructing toxic material into a non-pollutant material. In order to make each pair of the ReLive Knits, Neemans brand utilizes 8 PET bottles per pair.
The restaurants at the resort partner with local farmers to bring farm-to-table practices in action. The rice used at the restaurant is sourced from the rice paddy fields around the resort along with seasonal vegetables from the local farmers in the area.
Espaço Divino spa at the resort supports the local community and uses homegrown cold pressed coconut oil for all the massages. The resort also supports the local panchayat through monthly beach cleaning drives.
Most recently, taking the CSR initiatives forward, the resort updated its website with a new initiative – “B. Compassionate”.
Due to its location, reputation and services offered, the resort also caters to a lot of weddings and events which is a time when people would like to donate for charity also. So, the B. Compassionate initiative launched by the resort is to help build more brand awareness for Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO in India that strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools.
The key idea behind all the corporate social responsibility efforts, as described by Bhavna Bahl, President Business Development at Beleza By The Beach Resort, “is to pursue pro-social objectives, in addition to running a business and growing it.
A lot of core elements across the resort are thought-out for the sake of sustainability and minimizing waste. And as a side result, we also staff gets educated on all these practices and when they go back home, they take this knowledge with them and execute at different levels in their lives as well.”
About Beleza By The Beach
Beleza By The Beach is located on Betalbatim beach and is within a walking distance from Colva Beach.
The resort offers facilities that include a variety of on-property restaurants and bars, a beach shack, spa, and gym facility, two large swimming pools with a shallow area for kids, a deck for sun-bathing, a play–area with swings for children, an activity area for games like table tennis and air hockey, high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection in all common areas and rooms.
You can visit our website to find more details – https://belezagoa.com/