Our Sustainability Measures
Our sustainable development plan provides more detail on how we intend to achieve our vision – you can consult it here. Our waste water is treated in two waste water gardens where it is gradually broken down and cleansed; you can obviously visit this on site. All our organic waste is composted in our composting centre and used on our land whilst the rest is recycled. We do not use plastic water bottles and have generally reduced the use of plastic as much as possible. MMP’s Green Team works with the local community to assist them to reduce environmental stresses. MMP has joined the Green Globe community – the world's premier certification programme for sustainable tourism - and we are very proud to have been certified in September 2014 as one of only eight hotels in Indonesia and the only hotel in North Bali.
Munduk Moding Plantation Bali Sustainability Hotel works with local coffee farmers to pool resources, upgrade the quality through organic farming and sell to wholesalers directly. Please see Organic Coffee Plantation Bali for more detail.
Part of our plantation is gradually being returned to its state of original rainforest – we only ensure that there are some paths, but leave nature to itself so that it can fully regenerate.
Our organic coffee growing requires shadow trees, which, in turn, attracts a large variety of birds and stimulates the growth of many indigenous plants and flowers. As a result of this and our strict “no hunting” policy, we have noticed a remarkable increase in the variety of bird life. Birds that we regularly observe include: Long-tailed Shrike, Tailorbird, Prinia, Magpie-Robin, Starling, Woodpecker, Oriole, YellowBulbul, Warbler, Swallows, Singing Bush Larks, Kingfisher, Red Jungle Fowl, Pink Necked Pigeons, Plaintive Cuckoos and Spider Hunters. Our guests can observe this on our bird watching hikes at the crack dawn – included as part of the MMP experience programme.
We pursue our social aims in different ways: all of our staff is Indonesian – no Western expats here – and the construction work was largely undertaken by local teams, supervised by our internationally experienced MundukModing Plantation crew. We take in many trainees from schools in the regions and invest considerably in training, schooling and development. In fact, developing young people from the village has become one of the most interesting parts of the project. We provide local traditional dancing courses for the girls from the primary school situated not far from our gates – which you can observe if you so wish (please enquire at the reception). We similarly provide English lessons to our neighbours and information sessions about protecting the environment (with an emphasis on sustainable farming).
As part of our approach to sustainable tourism we give “right of way” to locals on the Eastern side of the plantation (near the staff quarters) where there are century old paths leading down to the valley. This does not concern the area near our villas, but when you set about exploring MMP you might bump into the odd local who will invariably be friendly and supportive of our endeavour.
We have also maintained access for locals to a traditional water source and its shrine situated on the plantation so that they can continue to fetch water here and bath. We would ask our guests to respect their privacy. There is a lotus pond situated near the jungle area on the plantation which locals do not use and where a simple bench has been placed for our guests.