In recognition of the threat facing the global shark population and in line with the Company’s sustainability vision, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, has announced that it will stop serving shark fin at all its group operations, effective 1 January 2012.
“By removing shark fin from our menus, we hope that our decision can contribute to preserving the marine ecosystem for the world’s future generations,” said Clement K.M. Kwok, Chief Executive Officer of HSH.
“As Asia’s oldest hotel company, we also hope that our decision will inspire other hospitality companies to do the same and that our industry will play a role in helping to preserve the bio-diversity of our oceans.”
The Company will honour banquet bookings involving shark fin products made prior to 21 November 2011, but taking place after 1 January 2012.