FAIRMONT COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Long before CSR became a business buzzword, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was operating in a socially and environmentally sustainable fashion. With operations around the world, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is committed to having a positive impact in the communities where we do business and to preserving the places where our guests and colleagues, work, live and play. Fairmont properties pride themselves on being at the "heart of their communities" and as such, have long histories of social involvement and charitable support. This philosophy guides the dispersion of funds from our corporate Fairmont Foundation and also the charitable donations from our hotels globally.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ philanthropy program is concentrated on the following areas:
For close to two decades, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in the area of environmental stewardship through its award-winning Green Partnership Program, and commitment to the environment has long been a core value of the company. Our own comprehensive program is also enhanced by several strong partnerships. However, our dedication to our communities does not encompass only environmental initiatives and we also consider projects that fall under the broader banner of “Responsible Tourism”. Responsible tourism can encompass community projects related to education, as well as cultural and historical preservation, of special interest to Fairmont given our stewardship of many iconic, historic hotels and our strong presence in our destinations.
HOSPITALITY TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is committed to the workforce of tomorrow and supports a number of secondary and post-secondary hospitality education programs in attracting and developing the best talent. Donations from the Fairmont Foundation to various programs have benefited countless students and a range of projects, from computer classrooms, to culinary programs, skills and curriculum development.
IMPACTING COMMUNITIES AT A LOCAL LEVEL
Our hotels share a commitment to the key corporate giving areas noted above, and are engaged in many related projects on a local level. In addition, they also support a wide variety of organizations in their own communities through in-kind donations. Beyond simply donating financially, many hotels are also actively engaged through colleague volunteerism and fundraising.