Fairmont's Green Guide

TORONTO—As an environmental ambassador and industry pioneer in responsible tourism practices and sustainable hotel management, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced it has launched the third edition of its acclaimed Green Partnership Guide, a comprehensive how-to text for companies looking to “green” their operations.

The ultimate source for companies looking to introduce or expand their green policies, the latest edition of Fairmont’s authoritative manual once again opens the vault on the brand’s environmental best practices. Forwarded by world-renowned environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki, the Green Partnership Guide focuses on key areas such as energy management, water conservation, and innovative community outreach programs, while also providing detailed insights on how to start, maintain and grow an environmental program, including case studies on reducing operating costs, keeping employees motivated and tracking cost savings.

With fundamental issues such as climate change and other environmental concerns top-of-mind with businesses and consumers alike, Chris Cahill, Fairmont’s President and COO, believes the book’s launch is a timely and significant event.

“It is my firm belief that hotels, or all companies for that matter, need to be aware of how their activity is impacting our planet and ways in which they can minimize their footprint,” Cahill says. “For close to two decades now, Fairmont has actively supported environmentally sound business practices. With heightened awareness and responsible tourism now a mainstream topic, we encourage others to learn from our experience in this area and proactively move to green their operations.”

Providing support for Fairmont’s industry leading efforts is Hadley Archer, Director, Business Engagement for WWF-Canada.

“Corporations have an environmental footprint, and so they have the responsibility to take action to lower that footprint,” Archer says. “Fairmont’s Green Partnership Guide is an excellent example of a practical and meaningful solution to help companies lower their impact on the environment, and at the same time, generate cost savings and boost employee morale. By preparing this guide, Fairmont is showing corporate leadership in taking steps to address issues such as waste reduction and global warming.”

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