In 1884, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was founded on an enduring connection to the land and communities where we do business. Remaining true to this principal, the company took a proactive approach in 1990 with the launch of its industry-leading Green Partnership program. This comprehensive initiative to minimize the impact of hotel operations on the environment addresses key issues including waste management, water and energy conservation, habitat protection, purchasing, employee and guest education and community outreach. In addition to publishing “The Green Partnership Guide,” a “going green” handbook for the hospitality industry, individual Fairmont properties are innovating with food re-distribution and composting, tree-planting days, lighting retro-fits and a wide range of other everyday activities, special events and capital investments that protect their communities and the planet.
Today, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, along with its 50-plus sister properties, continue to grow environmental stewardship from setting expectations with external vendors, to daily business decisions affecting hotel construction, operations, renovation and training.