KGH Group – CSR

The KGH Foundation, a part of the KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts, was established to instigate and manage the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Firstly to improve our own practices in all our hotels.

Secondly, to focus on health, education, environment and to provide social, economic & welfare support for the underprivileged.

KGH Hotels Sustainability – Best Practice

How to reduce our carbon footprint – step by step.

  • All KGH new rooms have low flow toilet and shower-heads, reducingwater usage by two thirds.
  • Own KGH-in house mineral water plant, for purity. All plastic bottles are recycled.
  • Silent generators, upgraded and maintained for minimum diesel consumption.
  • Use of energy saving CFL & LED light bulbs.
  • Key Card master switch in all new rooms, that automatically turns off the lights.
  • Linen and Towel Re-use card. To save water, energy and detergent.
  • Our liquid toiletries bottles (soap, shampoo etc), are not discarded, but refilled.
  • All bottled drinks served in our restaurants are recycled.
  • All our garbage is segregated into degradable and non-degradable.
  • Menu, tariff cards, notices, visiting cards etc are printed on whole or partly recycled paper.
  • All local suppliers deliver goods using low or carbon free vehicles.
  • Paints used are of low lead (approved) level.

 

KGH Foundation – CSR – Giving back to society.

1. Karna Positive Trust
A pro-active awareness program, initiated by our Founder Karna Sakya, to foster positive thinking along the lines – ‘everything is possible in Nepal’ and to encourage Nepali nationals to commit themselves to their nation.

2. Educational Opportunity
Support under-resourced students to enter the workforce, by providing hotel training programs at our Residency Training Institution in Park Village Resort.

3. Health and Wellness
Support and implement projects to upgrade the health and well being of
patients in the following areas:

  1. Childhood cancer – KGH-Foundation with Monsalvat for Asia renovated the Kanti Children’s Oncology ward
  2. Menstrual hygiene program – distributing recyclable cloth sanitary napkins to
    women and girls in remote villages.
  3. Health camps – Eye and general health check ups carried out in surrounding villages of our hotels on a yearly basis.
  4. Motor rally – Starting Kathmandu to Pokhara is held every year in support of Nepal Cancer Society and the cancer hotline which is funded by the KGH Foundation
  5.  Support to Migrant Laborers
    To help Nepali migrant laborers to return and work in the country, we provide:
    i. Creative thinking and innovative solutions in enterprise development and job creation.
  6. Environmental Sustainability
    i. Supports projects that educate people on environmentally sustainable practices and promote skills and behaviors to preserve our environment.
    ii. Organised ‘Clean-ups’, in areas surrounding our hotels, eg Lakeside in Pokhara, and the heritage areas in Kathmandu.
  7. Victims of Trafficking
    Support to trafficked victims, rescued by Maiti Nepal, via an ongoing program for the training and employment of women with the aim of rehabilitating them back into
    society. KGH has employed more than 40 girls from Maiti Nepal.
  8. Heritage and Culture support
    For projects related to preservation of heritage and culture of Newari and Buddhist tradition.
    i. Shree Gha, a smaller version of Swayambhunath Stupa, The KGH Foundation has take the responsibility of cleaning the area and maintaining it.
    ii. Patron of upcoming Newari Thanka artists – supporting and auctioning their art
  9. Awareness programs on social issues affecting tourism:
    Child safe tourism – KGH is spreading awareness through its social media on issue of ethical tourism – especially in relation to child abuse.