Environmental Stewardship

 Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Stewardship at Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts is doing our part, along with others, to sustain a healthy balance of natural resources in our world.  We’ve developed a thoughtful and responsible plan, which is helping to ensure that future generations will have abundant resources to enjoy.  As an innovative community partner, Omni Hotels & Resorts is leading by example—showing local communities what corporate social responsibility should look like.  At the same time, we remain focused on providing our guests with the luxury experiences they expect.  We want our guests to be aware of, and take part in, the simple and practical actions we undertake to help sustain our valuable resources.

Here’s how Omni Hotels & Resorts is helping to make a difference:

Recycling

  • Printing on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or recycled paper whenever possible
  • Being a “Styrofoam-free” environment
  • Providing recycling bins for daily newspapers and for other paper goods for customers
  • Recycling plastic, glass and paper in all communities where recycling is readily available
  • Reducing the use of plastic water bottles for meetings
  • Offering leftover and excess food items to local food banks and shelters
  • Reducing the use of paper within our organization
  • Being "Phone Book Free" since 2008

Energy

  • Considering local food purveyors when feasible to reduce the carbon footprint of the culinary options we offer—a “farm to table” approach
  • Exploring the use of hybrid vehicles for all new purchases
  • Utilizing more energy efficient laundry processes
  • Converting to more energy efficient lighting options in targeted ways where the guest experience will not be diminished
  • Reminding associates to turn off unused lights and reduce HVAC usage
  • Installing energy efficient systems in all new buildings
  • Installing energy efficient systems in all property updates and renovations
  • Encouraging staff to use mass transportation and carpooling options

Chemicals

  • Utilizing more ecologically-friendly laundry processes
  • Creating natural herb gardens with native plants

Air Quality

  • Working with vendors and partners to reduce our carbon footprint for procurement activities
  • Creating green roofs
  • Planting trees for major milestones and celebrations

Water

  • Utilizing more efficient laundry processes
  • Installing more efficient systems in all new buildings
  • Considering the most efficient systems in all updates and renovations
  • Offering filtered water in pitchers for meetings
  • Serving water only on request in restaurants and bars

Thank you for understanding and joining with us on this important mission!



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