On October 29, 2014, Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) received a sustainability award for “Lodging Brand of the Year” at the LODGING Green and Sustainability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Representatives share that the LODGING Sustainability Awards “recognize the contribution of individuals, groups, and corporate entities who exemplify the meaning of sustainability in the hospitality industry. The winners stand as role models whose work embodies the industry’s efforts to be strong advocates for corporate social responsibility in doing what’s best for both the environment and for the business while also appealing to the ecologically friendly traveler.”
Senior VP sustainability and innovation, Wyndham Worldwide, Faith Taylor said,
“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment and focused work in sustainability, and our overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. Our work is a tremendous collaboration across all key stakeholders — shareholders, associates, customers, home owner associations, franchisees, suppliers and community partners — who not only develop ideas with incredible potential, but also transform them into tangible results and drive leadership in the industry.”
Wyndham Worldwide promotes a sustainability program known as “Wyndham Green”. Wyndham Vacation Ownership promotes this innovative program through green practices at their corporate offices and at over 190 timeshare resorts around the globe.
Sustainable practices include:
- Green Cleaning Supplies
- Energy Efficient Lighting
- In-room coffee provided through the Rain Forest Rescue Coffee Program
- Devices designed to save water
- Biodegradable supplies in guest rooms
- Uniforms made of green materials
COO Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Geoff Richards added,
“In line with Wyndham Worldwide’s global commitment to corporate social responsibility and the environment, we strive to build a culture where sustainability is always top of mind. In particular, our passionate associates help contribute to ongoing efforts each and every day by participating in year-round activities such as planting trees, saving energy and educating our owners. We are also proud to use environmentally-friendly products throughout our resorts and corporate offices, including Arbor Day Specialty Coffee which has preserved more than 77 million square feet of rainforest.”
To learn more about Wyndham Green and their sustainability program, visit WyndhamWorldwide.com.