At Hyatt, it is our people that make the difference. That is why we empower our nearly 300 Green Teams 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.
Our Green Teams in Action
Working together, the Green Teams at Hyatt Regency Baku and Park Hyatt Baku have begun a program to donate used amenity bottles, linens and slippers to local orphanages. The small containers of shampoo, lotion, and soap are easy for children to use and also provide every child with something that they can call their very own.
São Paulo, Brazil
Shocked by the images from the 2010 oil spill, the Green Team at Grand Hyatt São Paulo launched a campaign amongst associates to bring in used cooking oil from home for recycling. The Green Team measured 90 liters of collected cooking oil over a course of 9 months. Associates were so inspired by their collective effort that one participant even began to reach out to neighbors to collect their used oil as well.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Green Team at our corporate headquarters in Chicago led their fellow associates in a competition to reduce paper consumption, which resulted in saving 2.5 million sheets of paper – a 30 percent reduction from the previous year. The cost savings from this paper reduction challenge, totaling US$22,000, was then donated to a nonprofit organization that preserves Chicago's local parks.
In the absence of a municipal recycling program, the Green Team at Grand Hyatt Santiago initiated its own. The hotel collects recyclables and donates the material to local charities in Chile, which then sell the materials to recycling facilities and use the proceeds to help fund their own programs.
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Not only can guests at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa appreciate the hotel's many sustainable features, such as the photovoltaic panels and food waste diversion to pig farms, but they can also directly participate in some unique programs during their stay thanks to the Green Team's efforts. Guest volunteer programs include helping care for local animals at the Kauai Humane Society, eradicating invasive species in the Kokee State Park, participating in beach cleanups, and caring for some of the world's rarest plants at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
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