At Travel + Leisure Co., we understand that our business activities impact the earth, our resources, and the lives of others. That's why we work hard to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats, and prevent pollution. We invest heavily in sustainable programs and initiatives that provide economic and environmental benefits. Our mission goes beyond building a few green programs. Our mission is to promote a more sustainable way of living and working that's based on our Company's vision and values.
With our global presence, Travel + Leisure Co. considers many of the world’s most beautiful and coveted travel destinations “home”. We place a high value on protecting the environment and communities in which we live and operate.
We have a simple goal: as people travel to and vacation at our destinations, it is our responsibility to ensure we continue to preserve the environment of our locations. By engaging and empowering our associates, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to act sustainably, we are cultivating a community that prioritizes the health of our people, communities and environment.
We believe that everyone has the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water. Our Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement affirms the commitment to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our operations and value chain. It applies globally to our corporate offices, and resort locations.
Reduce Environmental Footprint
Mitigate climate change and air pollution risks by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as we operate more efficiently at resorts and offices, via business travel and product distribution throughout our value chain.
Ensure the responsible use of energy via the addition of efficiency measures, behavioral changes and investments in renewable energy.
Reduce our water usage and prioritize locations with high water risk so that we can implement innovative solutions for water scarcity both locally and globally.
Minimize and properly manage waste by reducing, donating and recycling waste streams, including paper, plastics, e-waste and organic waste, generated by our business operations.
Protect habitats and conserve biodiversity through the planting of trees and procurement of our products.
Consume responsibly by partnering with suppliers that sustain, protect and restore the environment, and maximize our procurement of sustainable, eco-efficient products and services.
Track and Measure
Set specific and measurable environmental sustainability goals that drive us toward continual improvement.
Track and measure our environmental sustainability performance goals and targets using our proprietary online management system.
Monitor and comply with local, state, national and global laws and regulations pertaining to our operations and meet all voluntary requirements to which Wyndham Destinations subscribes, while keeping our locations informed.
Engage and Communicate Progress
Engage meaningfully with external stakeholders including our owners, guests, suppliers, investors and non- government organizations to foster education and action toward the betterment of the environment.
Transparently communicate progress on our environmental sustainability goals internally to our leadership and Board of Directors, and externally to our investors and other relevant stakeholders.
Global Cage-Free Commitment – As part of our Social Responsibility program, we take steps every day to minimize the impact our operations have on the world around us. While we have a very limited food and beverage program, we remain committed to developing, implementing, and publicly reporting on sustainable food and beverage initiatives. In support of this commitment, in 2020 all Travel + Leisure Co. North America resorts transitioned to fully source cage-free eggs and egg products. In addition, we are still on target to source all cage free shell and egg product globally by 2025, having achieved 55% to date outside of North America.