“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
-Jane Goodall-

Conserving Nature's Beauty

Nature sits at the very core of The Datai Langkawi’s DNA – it is an integral part of who we are and what makes us unique. The wonderful natural setting and the environmental features – the sea, mangroves and ancient virgin rainforest – provide the very foundations for our offering of nature-related experiences combined with holistic and well-being programmes.

Just as nature has gifted us our environment and its fascinating inhabitants, we have a responsibility to conserve and strengthen nature’s increasingly fragile resources and to reduce the negative impact of our footprint on the environment. This responsibility – which has evolved into The Datai Pledge – has culminated into a robust programme of initiatives with the single-minded objective of creating a sustainable environment for the future. The Datai Pledge programme not only benefits the living creatures who share this spectacular island with us but also enriches the lives of our guests, team members and the local community through meaningful participation.

The Datai Pledge programme comprises a series of initiatives relating to our business operations, the land, sea, and youth. These four elements correspond to the four pillars of our programme: Pure for the Future; Wildlife for the Future; Fish for the Future; and Youth for the Future, respectively.

The Datai Pledge was conceptualised by Irshad Mobarak, a passionate advocate for the conservation of Langkawi’s fragile ecosystems. The programme was developed and realised by The Datai team selected across all aspects of our operations. It is thanks to their unwavering passion, dedication and perseverance that the ambitious precepts of The Datai Pledge became a reality. In order to create a meaningful programme that would bring about maximum positive impact, we engaged thought leaders and innovators in their particular field of sustainability. We also partnered with local NGOs who are undertaking important conservation and sustainability research projects and developed bespoke activities to achieve the objectives of each pillar.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE DATAI PLEDGE

PURE FOR THE FUTURE

To act responsibly and place sustainability at the heart of The Datai Langkawi’s business operations.

FISH FOR THE FUTURE

To protect marine life within Datai Bay through the rehabilitation of coral reefs and promotion of sustainable fishing.

WILDLIFE FOR THE FUTURE

To protect, restore and reconnect Langkawi’s fragmented forests to ensure wildlife continues to thrive.

Youth for the future_School Programmes

YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE

To promote education programmes on sustainability and nature protection awareness aimed at local youth.

The Datai Pledge Brochure