Global Citizenship

Environmental Initiatives

Starwood is committed to doing more to consume less and caring for our planet. Our environmental policy addresses six areas of opportunity, and our initial worldwide focus is on energy & water with our commitment to reducing energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by the year 2020 (from a 2008 baseline).

These goals are just the beginning of an ongoing journey toward environmental sustainability; we also focus on guidance for minimizing and reducing waste and emissions, examining our supply chain and enhancing indoor environmental quality. We take all of this on while maintaining the exceptional guest experiences we so proudly deliver.

We know collaboration is key in addressing these issues, so we formed a partnership with Conservation International (CI) in 2009. We’ve worked together to set our energy & water goals and establish a platform that will enable us to hit those performance targets. We continue to work together with CI on engagement programs to drive awareness about environmental issues.

Six Areas of Opportunity

Our environmental policy addresses:

  • Water
  • Energy
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Waste
  • Emissions
  • Supply chain