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Matson has long led the way in devising greener standards for shipping operations, working to establish protocols to protect in-shore waters, to reduce on-board waste, to establish recycling programs at sea and to help with on-shore beach clean ups. Read more about, Matson programs.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i has helped to set the standard for both luxury and green hotel operations. With a green team in place, the property offers recycling in guest rooms, seeks opportunities to reduce plastic and energy consumption and buys local products whenever possible. The property also does not use pesticides around the grounds or chemical cleaners in guest rooms. Read more about, the Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i.
Four Seasons Resort Hualālai Four Seasons Resort Hualālai continuously strives to integrate local culture and landscape into every aspect of the guest experience. Additionally, the property set a new standard in luxury accommodation by seeking ways to reduce plastic use at the resort, establishing a more elegant room standard in the process. Many of the guest rooms have carafes to fill with water, along with filtered water stations available nearby, to replace plastic water bottles. Guests enjoy elegant ceramic shampoo and conditioner features in the bath, rather then small throwaway plastic containers, and the property continues to seek similar innovative solutions and improvements through the guest experience. Read more about, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai including resident marine biology programs.
Starbucks not only strives to take care of its employees and the communities in which it operates, but it works towards reducing energy and water consumption at every level of operation. New Starbucks stores are built to meet LEED standards, air conditioning minimums are set, which also helps to keep stores less frigid for guests to enjoy and store lights and faucets are designed and purchased with water and energy savings in mind. Read more about, Starbucks programs.