Outrigger Hawaii the first on island to attain ‘Green Seal’

Outrigger Hawaii the first on island to attain ‘Green Seal’
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Outrigger Resorts & Hotel has become the first hotel in Hawaii to achieve the coveted ‘Green Seal’ certification that signifies it meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership. 

    The chain received the seal earlier this year at its Fiji property and is now being recognised in Hawaii by the non for profit organisation that has pioneered the eco-labelling movement with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. 

    Outriggers owned/managed properties in Hawaii that are now Green Seal certified include:  

    • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    • Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
    • Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel
    • Ohana Waikiki East by Outrigger
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
    • Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa

    The certified Outrigger Resorts & Hotels demonstrated that they:

    • Conserve energy with 100% energy-efficient lighting in all guestrooms and public areas and energy-efficient appliances and windows.
    • Conserve water through water-efficient landscaping, grounds-keeping measures and water-saving fixtures in guestrooms and public areas.
    • Reduce waste by minimising use of disposable food service items and seeking out reusable packaging and shipping pallets.
    • Protect human health and the environment by using housekeeping products that are free of toxic chemicals and low VOC (volatile organic compounds).
    • Are committed to stewardship by having an environmental mission and purchasing policy.

    Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel bedroom. (Supplied)

    Green Seal certification is unique in its focus, not just on environmental protection, but also on health and indoor air quality. Achieving certification validated that Outrigger properties create a wellness environment where guests and hosts can stay safe from allergy and asthma triggers and reduce their exposure to toxic chemicals.

    “Outrigger is proud to be the first in the State of Hawaii to earn the prestigious Green Seal sustainability certification for its properties,” VP global communications & social responsibility, Outrigger Resorts & Hotels, Monica Salter, said. 

    “The Green Seal designation is part of Outrigger’s larger ESG plan and further solidifies our allegiance to meeting the highest standards of protecting the health and environment for its guests and hosts.”

    Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, Outrigger is implementing science-based criteria that raise the bar on sustainability and is committed to growing the barefoot-luxury brand and investing in its people and the planet along the way.

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