We’re passionate about leaving the world better than when we found it. We don’t just want to be best in the world, we need to be the best for the world. That’s why we are focused on protecting and regenerating the planet so that the only imprint we leave is a positive one.
Our Planet Pillars
DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTSDesign and build to maximize efficiency and minimize impact
Create spaces that promote human health and community
Prioritize sustainable building materials and innovative technologies
MINIMIZING OUR FOOTPRINTSeek to protect and regenerate the planet by focusing on carbon, energy, water, waste and biodiversity
Assess and mitigate our climate risk
Champion sustainability in our sourcing and procurement
CONNECTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT LOCALLYEngage and educate team members in preserving our planet
Implement conservation programs to protect biodiversity and enhance local ecosystems
Inspire others to make an imprint for good
Our ESG program in action
Below are just a few examples of how our hotels and resorts are activating our commitment to the planet.
- Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
REDUCING ENERGY AND CARBONFour Seasons Hotel Hampshire, England has undertaken significant energy efficiency measures, including implementing LED lighting, intelligent kitchen hoods, and two Combined Heat and Power (CHP) co-generation plants that generate 60% of the electrical consumption for the Hotel and spa, while using the latent heat to provide hot water and heating. The Hotel also runs on 100% renewable electricity supply, giving it a zero-carbon footprint in its electrical usage. In addition, in 2021 the Hotel planted a 200-tree orchard, providing the equivalent of over 30 tons of carbon reduction.
- Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
CONSERVING WATERFour Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia treats 100% of the property’s wastewater on site and uses the reclaimed water to irrigate the property’s 48 hectares of lush gardens, including the Resort’s on-site herb garden and native plant nursery.
ELIMINATING SINGLE USE PLASTICSFour Seasons is committed to eliminating single-use plastics in the guest experience. Our hotels around the world are taking steps to eliminate single-use plastics, including removing plastic water bottles and implementing large-format bathroom amenities (pictured here at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans).
- Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
TACKLING FOOD WASTEFour Seasons has partnered with the food waste experts at World Wildlife Fund to develop and implement our Sustainable Food and Beverage program. At Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, organic waste from the property’s restaurants is processed into compost that feeds the soil in gardens near Versailles, France – in turn growing the fruits and vegetables served at the Hotel’s restaurants.
- Four Seasons Resorts Maldives
PRESERVING BIODIVERSITYIn 2000, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa began a pioneering partnership with Reefscapers to protect and regrow coral in the Maldives. Through the Four Seasons Reefscapers project, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru have contributed to regrowing more than 500,000 pieces of 40 species of coral, transplanted onto 7,000 coral frames. The project is one of the most successful coral replanting efforts in the world, featuring the Indian Ocean’s largest mass of artificial reefs. Four Seasons guests can help plant the coral and then watch their reef grow via photo updates on the Marine Savers website.
Refer to our 2021 ESG Summary Report for additional information on our environmental efforts.