Hyatt focuses on educating and engaging our associates in positive environmental action and implementing sustainable practices to reduce resource consumption, carbon emissions and waste at our properties. Through our global initiatives, we provide our associates and hotels with the necessary resources to be catalysts for positive change.
At Hyatt, it is our people that make the difference. That is why we empower our thousands of Green Team members around the world to be positive catalysts for change in our hotels and the communities that we call home. As Hyatt’s local “green” ambassadors, these teams implement a wide range of environmental initiatives that, when woven together, create a tapestry of global action and impact.
My Green Touches
In 2011, Hyatt introduced My Green Touches, a program that incorporates five simple sustainable actions into every job function. With this company-wide program, we begin the process of integrating environmental sustainability across every facet of our daily operations.
Hyatt Earth Training Program
It is our goal to create a culture of environmental awareness and responsibility among our more than 85,000 associates around the world. Our Hyatt Earth Training program is a series of interactive workshops that leads associates to identify specific opportunities to reduce waste and conserve water and energy at their properties and in their own homes.
Meet and Be Green
For North America hotels the Meet and Be Green program provides meeting planners with 10 simple steps to green their meetings, and a discount to participants in recognition of their shared environmental commitment. After all, we are all guests on this planet.
To learn more about the steps to make your meeting greener and save 3 percent, visit HyattMeetings.com.
Sustainable Building Design
We have developed Sustainable Design Guidelines for the construction of our new hotels and renovation of existing hotels around the world. These standards address the siting, design, and construction of our buildings and incorporate technology and design features to help us operate more efficiently by conserving resources and incorporating environmentally preferable materials.
Hyatt is committed to purchasing more sustainable materials for our properties. We continue to improve our responsible purchasing practices, which include:
- Packaging amenities like shampoo and lotion in bottles made of 100 percent recycled plastic, which diverted 209,000 pounds of plastic from landfills in 2011.
- Using key cards made of 50 percent recycled plastic in our North America hotels.
- Providing guests with reusable cloth laundry bags in our hotels outside North America.
- Using urea-formaldehyde-free and 100 percent recyclable carpet in our Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels.
- Switching to zero-VOC paint at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels.
- Offering sustainably and responsibly sourced menu options.
- Focusing on options that include seafood that follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium Guidelines, cage-free eggs and antibiotic and hormone-free beef hamburgers in North American restaurants
- Providing compostable to-go containers made of recycled material in our North America restaurants.
- Installing approximately 74,000 LED light bulbs in hotels during 2011.
- Cleaning with EcoLab cleaning products and detergents, which reduced waste by 45,000 pounds, water by 25 million gallons, and natural gas by 154,000 therms during 2011.
Linen Reuse Program
Conserve, Hyatt’s towel and linen reuse program, invites our guests to decline or reduce the frequency of linen changes during their stay. Together, through these actions, we help to preserve and protect our natural environment by reducing our consumption of energy, water and chemicals.
Green Key Eco-Rating
In 2010, our managed, full-service properties in North America began participating in the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which provides these properties with an opportunity to demonstrate environmental progress using a uniform scorecard that is widely recognized within our industry. Nearly 100 of our hotels have earned Green Key ratings; and the following five properties have won the prestigious 5-Key status:
- Grand Hyatt Denver
- Hyatt Regency Bellevue
- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
- Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
- Hyatt Regency Vancouver
See a complete list of our Green Key hotels.
More than 35,000 associates have participated in our Hyatt Earth Training
300 Green Teams around the world represent over 2,500 Hyatt associates
Over 88% of Hyatt hotels recycle paper, aluminum, plastic and/or glass