Alila Villas Koh Russey is strongly committed to social, cultural and environmental responsibilities, which we regard as essential for sustainable business. In all activities, we aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of local communities and endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment by adhering to a policy of environmental sustainability.
We are proud that Alila Villas Koh Russey has embraced environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles and is the first resort in Cambodia to receive the highest level of certification from EarthCheck as a Best Practice Building Planning and Design (BPDS) development. The siting of the resort buildings mitigates negative impacts on the island’s ecology by adopting low densities on site and resource conservation materials in its construction, and helps in the creation of positive environmental improvements, particularly biodiversity. The protection of Koh Russey’s natural attributes, character and open space plays an important role in the very essence of the resort. To this end, Alila Villas Koh Russey has devoted over 70% of the land area to landscaping, implemented soil erosion prevention methods and used energy-sensitive site planning in its design and construction.
In the spirit of giving back to our local community, Alila Villas Koh Russey has launched the Ream Outreach Initiative (ROI). This umbrella initiative addresses systemic issues in waste management and education in our local village of Ong, in Ream Commune. We have partnered with the Hun Sen Ream Secondary School, which extends from kindergarten to grade 6, the Wat Udom Vi Nhean Ream Pagoda, and the Cambodian Navy to organize clean-up events in the village and along Ream beach. We sponsor garbage collection by KSWM waste management company for the school and pagoda, and continue to host training and fun activity events to educate students and villagers on the effects of plastic and littering on health and the environment.