Six Senses will be educating guests about marine-friendly sunscreen options they can use during stays.
The luxury hotel & spa operator Six Senses is instigating a new sustainability practice to brand-wide ban on all toxic sunscreens. With effect from 1 September 2019, all hotels, resorts, and spas will only provide marine-safe, environmentally friendly sunscreen products.
Marine Life, a marine conservation NGO reports there may be up to 82,000 different chemicals entering the oceans from personal products. Most sunscreen products contain synthetic chemical ingredients harmful to the marine environment. Along with ocean acidification and climate change, these can cause significant damage to corals, including bleaching and deformities
To engage guests in this initiative, Six Senses will be communicating with them prior to their stays, informing them of this commitment and suggesting options they could use during their stay. Six Senses is also a part of the United Nations Green Fins Environmental Programme (UNEP), a tool for sustainable tourism in dive operations that aims to ensure conservation of coral reefs.
Six senses is a leading operator of luxury hotels, resorts, and spas. They currently manage 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas, and Raison d’Etre. A further 18 hotels and resorts are in the development pipeline. In February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG family of hotel brands.