TAFEP Hero 2023 Nov
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Marco Polo Hotels employees produce reusable handmade fabric masks


The hospitality sector has been one of the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19. One outfit not taking developments lying down is Marco Polo Hotels.

In response to the worldwide spread of the virus, the hotel group has initiated several corporate social responsibility projects for the community, the environment and its associates.

The new projects involve more than 300 people from 16 hotel departments, with more than 1000 man-days needed to complete all cross-department projects.

In view of the limited mask supply, staff at Marco Polo Hotels Hong Kong have taken the initiative to research, trial, test and produce reusable handmade fabric masks for internal use.

A total of 1200 fabric masks have been produced and distributed to staff as a goodwill gesture.

A series of cross-functional training workshops have been carried out to better equip the staff with improved skills to prepare for normal business resumption in the near future.

Other highlights includes CSR activities for the community and environment and internal training so that staff will be equipped with new skills and knowledge to prepare for when things get back to normal.

In another initiative, more than 80 staff volunteered to clean litter along popular hiking locations in Hong Kong.

Additionally, the hotel has cooperated with Soap Recycling, a non-profit organisation that works with the hospitality industry to collect and process lightly-used soap bars and bottled amenities. A total of 60 hotel staff will take part in the recycling process, distributing these recycled soaps to disadvantaged communities in Asia.

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