Green Power Partnership
|Saunders Hotel Group|
|Organization Type||Hotels & Lodging|
|Percentage Green Power||109.1%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
The Saunders Hotel Group launched its environmental program in 1992 and has demonstrated a genuine commitment to comprehensive environmental stewardship ever since. Over the last 20 years, the hotels they manage have implemented myriad environmental initiatives including electric vehicle charging stations, waste-saving amenity dispensers, LED roof signs, waterless urinals, and high efficiency HVAC and lighting systems. Their efforts are both visible and behind the scenes – one hotel started offsetting their carbon emissions as early as 2001. The Saunders Hotel Group team takes a critical look at all aspects of the business to find opportunities to reduce each hotel’s footprint, improve their service to guests, be a leader in the community, and improve the world we all share. In 2011, the Saunders Hotel Group won the World Travel and Tourism Council’s prestigious ‘Tourism for Tomorrow Award’ for Community Benefit, and in 2012 they scored the highest marks for a hospitality company through Climate Counts.
Saunders Hotel Group makes it a priority to partner with businesses whose commitment to sustainability matches their own, and since none of the hotels were good candidates for on-site renewable energy, they found a third party supplier who could help them reduce their impact and support the renewable energy industry at the same time.