Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Launches Global Environmental Training Program to Celebrate Earth Day 2009
- Carbon emissions and other harmful pollutants
- Energy consumption
- Water consumption
“Hyatt is committed to fostering a culture of environmental consciousness among our employees and this training is an important step toward that goal,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Global Hyatt Corporation. “Across countries and cultures, members of the Hyatt family have embraced various environmental initiatives. We’re confident this training will provide additional tools to support efforts to continue minimizing the company’s impact on the environment while providing great service to our guests.”
Hyatt’s vice president of environmental affairs, Brigitta Witt, developed the training program in conjunction with noted environmental consultant Sustainability Partners, whose clients include Starbucks, Nike and the United States Army.
The training, beginning today, will be conducted by Hyatt Green Teams, which are in place at every full-service hotel. These cross-functional teams include representatives from every hotel division and are dedicated to local execution of Hyatt’s companywide sustainability initiatives. During this training, which will be localized for every hotel, employees will learn more about what steps they can take to decrease consumption of valuable resources in their daily tasks without compromising the Hyatt experience for guests or fellow associates.
“Our employees are the most critical part in achieving our sustainability goals and this comprehensive, interactive training provides the knowledge they need to take immediate action and recognize innovative ways to make our processes even better in the future,” said Witt.
“In our experience, harnessing the power of employees is key to successful corporate sustainability initiatives that have real impact,” said Dr. Brian Nattrass, Sustainability Partners. “Cultivating awareness and understanding empowers employees to make the right environmental choices consistently at work and at home.”
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