We at Leilani Bed and Breakfast feel very privileged to live on this beautiful island with many rare species of animals and plants. So we are always striving to lessen our impact on this environment and support the community in which we thrive.
To provide sustainable accommodations and services to our guests, generate respect for the interconnectedness of all life on the island, and have our guests depart feeling “one” with Hawaii.
In so doing, we promote sustainability and self-reliance in all our operations, and continually learn how to improve. For us, sustainability is triple-based, not only being stewards of the environment and community, but also have a thriving business and contributing to sound economic development for the island.
Integrity, aloha, learning, comfort, and adventure
Our Sustainability Efforts
Our first sustainability initiatives involved doing what was needed, obvious, already in place or affordable at the time. Those first efforts included:
Acquiring used furniture
Purchasing fruits at farmer’s markets
Being on a water catchment system
Testing various marketing efforts
Our next steps were to look at the sustainability of our business more comprehensively and to develop a sustainable business model. This is when we realized we can be a true eco destination for tourists and local travelers alike. We transitioned from just going for the low-hanging fruit to going for a complete organizational change to create no only a sustainable business but a sustainable legacy as well. We also realized that to accomplish this we have to focus our resources on a few areas at a time. So we have established our initial set of critical success factors.
Critical Success Factors for Increasing Sustainability
Here we have identified our initial critical success factors in each of the three areas of creating triple-based profitability.
Financial and Economic