We root ourselves in our community by way of design, through our local partners, community initiatives and sharing locals’ tips with our guests. We source products and produce from sustainable and ethical local suppliers, supporting the local economy and providing jobs for Cambodians. Just some of the ways we do this are:
- Sourcing our locally grown, chemical-free vegetables and herbs from Happy & Co. Farm, an organic agriculture set-up on the fringes of Siem Reap
- Commissioning local pottery studio Loyuyu to help design and create all of Treeline’s hand-crafted ceramics, from the vases, amenity containers, trays, tissue boxes and planters in our guest rooms to the oil burners, bottles and decorative pieces in SURI Spa and the dinnerware in all of our restaurants
- Creating a line of bespoke spa products made onsite by our talented and dedicated team at SURI Spa. We use only natural, locally sourced and, when possible, organic ingredients of the highest quality. Reinforcing our spa menu are top-of-the-line products, from body and massage oils to body scrubs, by Sâmata, a Phnom Penh-based health and wellness studio.
- Sourcing our in-room amenities (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand wash, body lotion, mosquito spray, room spray) from local, natural cosmetic company, Kambio
- Employing water hyacinth weavers working with the local NGO and eco-tourism project Osmose to produce our bin covers. Osmose delivers much-needed environmental conservation initiatives throughout the Tonle Sap – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia – as well as support to the families living in the floating villages of this remote part of Cambodia
- Supporting a number of micro businesses in Siem Reap. A local wood carver, from Sray Srong, makes the palm wood items in the hotel, while our take-away containers are made by local villagers from palm leaves
We also participate in a number of initiatives to support the local community and manage the environmental impact of tourism in Siem Reap, including:
- Tree planting along the riverside and throughout the city
- Taking part in the Clean Up Siem Reap Campaign – regular, organised clean up days of Siem Reap that see participants collect rubbish and educate locals along the way
- The sponsorship of various environmental campaigns including Plastic Free Cambodia, Naga Earth, Clean Green Cambodia and Ocean Recovery Alliance (responsible for many projects abroad, but here they are ridding the Tonle Sap of plastic)
- Regular fundraising support and sponsorship to several local NGOs and community events
"We want to leave things better than when we started and make a positive contribution."