Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is leading the journey for Sustainability in hospitality

In an era where innovation meets responsibility, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has once again demonstrated its prowess in sustainable hospitality by being awarded the 2023 ACCA Sustainability Reporting Winner Award for the second consecutive year. It marks a recognition of our achievements and commitment to shaping a sustainable future.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report for the fiscal year 2022/23 is not merely a collection of data points; it is a narrative that chronicles our journey towards Sustainability, highlighting our milestones in environmental conservation and inclusive goals such as engaging the ‘differently abled’ and continuous efforts to achieve gender parity at all levels within the organisation.

Transparency is the cornerstone of our reporting framework, underpinning every aspect of our ESG disclosure. Through rigorous reporting processes and third-party verification, we ensure that our stakeholders have access to accurate, reliable and credible information about our sustainability performance. This commitment to transparency fosters trust, encourages dialogue and strengthens our relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.

Our commitment to sustainability extends far beyond the confines of regulatory compliance. It is woven into the fabric of our corporate culture, shaping our decisions, actions and priorities. Integrating sustainability into our core business strategy not only demonstrates our role as a responsible corporate citizen and a catalyst for sustainable development, but also presents us with an opportunity to create shared value for all stakeholders – from guests and employees to suppliers and communities.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and guided by global reporting standards such as those set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), our ESG reporting framework reflects our ambition to drive positive change worldwide.

Our ESG report serves as a roadmap for our journey towards Sustainability and extending beyond our properties to encompass the communities in which we operate. In a rapidly changing world where consumers are increasingly conscious of their choices’, we seek to create lasting positive impact and drive meaningful change through employee volunteering programs, community engagement projects and partnerships with local organisations. Every aspect of these reflect our commitment to creating a better, more sustainable future, from our efforts to minimise our environmental footprint to our initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

Our double win at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards in 2022 and 2023 is not just a recognition of our past achievements but a testament to our vision for the future. As we continue our journey towards a sustainable future, we remain committed to setting new benchmarks in ESG reporting and contributing to our planet’s and communities’ well-being.

To view more details of our sustainability report, visit

Winner Award for the Leisure & Connected Services Category at the ACCA Sri Lanka Awards for Sustainability Reporting 22/23. Receiving the award from Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are
Chief Financial Officer for the Leisure Sector at John Keells Group, Changa Gunawardane; Vice President for Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Health & Safety and Data Privacy at Cinnamon Hotels & Resort, Shanez Wijesinghe and Vice President Finance at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Rasika Pushpakumara.     

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The Cinnamon Rainforest Restoration project is a commitment we began over a year ago to restore 59 acres of forest land in Suduwelipotha, Kalawana. The removal of invasive plants, replaced by plants native to Sri Lanka, will improve forest cover in the country and create wildlife habitats for endangered species.

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