|Fairmont Hotels and Resorts|
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was founded on an enduring connection to the land and communities where their properties do business. In 1990, their Canadian hotels pioneered the Green Partnership program-a comprehensive commitment to minimizing their hotels' impact on the planet, which was accompanied by a guidebook on sustainable best practices in the lodging industry. This green philosophy has grown to become a core value of the company. The Fairmont Green Partnership program focuses on improvements in waste management, sustainability, and energy and water conservation at their properties, and innovative community outreach programs involving local groups and partnerships.
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company with more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, and 640,000 rooms in 91 countries. Hilton Worldwide is committed to sustainability in all properties and across all its brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. LightStay™, our proprietary sustainability measurement system is a brand standard across our portfolio of hotels and helps improve hotel performance and profitability while decreasing our company's overall impact. We've made a five-year commitment, from 2009 to 2014, to reduce: energy consumption by 20 percent, CO2 emissions by 20 percent, waste output by 20 percent and water consumption by 10 percent. All properties within our global portfolio of brands have also achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2004 certification (Environment Management). We are one of the largest-ever volume certifications of commercial buildings across any industry.
|InterContinental Hotel Group|
The world's largest hotel group with over 4,100 hotels and more than 600,000 rooms, the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) is addressing environmental challenges through technology, partnerships, and process improvements. It is dedicated to protecting its guests' health and safety, its communities' natural resources and the global environment, while honouring its duty to shareholders and stakeholders to make business decisions responsibly. IHG aims to minimize its negative effects on the environment and is committed to providing updated information to stakeholders specifically on: (1) Developments in global environmental policy. (2) Establishment of management responsibility and accountability for environmental performance; (3) Measurement and management of their hotels' environmental footprint ; (4) New projects and developments and (5) Performance benchmarking against best practice.
|Joie de Vivre|
The mission of Joie de Vivre's Green Dreams program is to preserve the environment by incorporating sustainability into its core business operations. Green policies and practices are designed to educate employees and guests, reduce waste and toxins, conserve natural resources and partner with local and environmentally-friendly businesses. The company's mission is to adhere to the strictest environmental standards, engage in sustainable practices and maintain an impeccable quality of guest experience.
|Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants|
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants says it has made a life-long commitment to environmental responsibility. Every three months, new products and practices are introduced to Kimpton EarthCare, furthering its vision to reduce the company's impact on the environment, while also protecting the high quality hotel experience its guests expect. Kimpton's philosophy on environmental responsibility is about more than contributing financially; it's about embracing behavioral change. This kind of change begins at home, is expanded at work, and now extends to who the company selects to do business with. Kimpton's history with environmental causes began in 1985, when one of the first Kimpton Hotels, the Galleria Park Hotel, included a rooftop urban park. In 1994, the Eco Floor was opened at the Hotel Triton. In 2005, Kimpton launched their EarthCare program embracing behavioral change nationwide at all Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. As part of Kimpton EarthCare, every hotel adopts standard environmentally friendly products and practices with high-impact and benefit to our planet.
|Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.|
Starwood has established a public policy on environmental sustainability to facilitate company-wide alignment around green program goals, positioning itself as a leader in implementing energy efficient, emission reducing technologies. Through collaboration with hotel owners, franchisees, suppliers and business partners, the company actively works to reduce the environmental impact of its practices aimed at conserving natural resources, minimizing waste and pollution, enhancing indoor environmental quality, establishing and reporting on key environmental performance indicators, and raising environmental awareness among its associates, guests and communities. Starwood's green initiatives target existing builds, new builds and property conversions as well as address the corporate procurement strategy. It most recently announced its first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-mandated brand, Element.