Sustainability

Our sanctuaries serve as a tribute to our gracious host, the natural world, and the rich cultures and traditions that transform our hotels into homes. Naturally, we place the utmost value on the earth and the people who inhabit it—whether that be the investors who make it possible for us to think outside the box, the designers who (very literally) bring our properties to life, the communities that make us feel at-home, the team members who make our culture so vibrant and unique, or you—our cherished guests who make our community so genuine and powerful.

We’re deeply committed to uplifting the planet, people, and places that sustain our operations. This is not simply our business model; this is our responsibility.

Our Highlights

Our Pillars

Environment

Protecting Our 1 World

Hand in Leaves

People & Equity

Supporting Our People & Communities

Prosperity

Growing Mindfully & Transparently

Our Standards

Carbon Neutrality

1 Hotels is 100% Certified Carbon Neutral across all operating U.S. properties since 2018, and we’re working tenaciously to expand this to a global certification.

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LEED Certification

All 1 Hotels meet the minimum requirements for LEED certification, the most widely used and recognized sustainable building rating system in the world.

 

Our Goals

Our Corporate Director of Sustainability & Impact

Corinne Hanson

An east coast native now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corinne brings a decade of experience as a sustainable business specialist with a background in public policy and coalition building. She believes that business is an essential driver for positive change and possesses deep expertise in sustainability strategy and helping companies navigate the challenges inherent to building a sustainable economy. 
 
As our Corporate Director of Sustainability and Impact, Corinne leads our sustainability strategy, analytics, employee engagement, communications, and reporting. Prior to joining SH Hotels & Resorts, Corinne spent 4 years with SustainAbility in San Francisco, CA, where she was the primary architect and advisor for over 20 sustainability projects for Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, Starbucks, AMD, Nestlé, and McDonald’s. Corinne also led the Global Footprint Network through a redesign of their project and financial strategy, which included developing new products, communications, and coordinating private-sector partnerships focused on resource minimization strategies. Prior, she worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., where she co-managed NRDC’s Global Water Project and executed legislative and political actions to ensure the protection of our water, air, lands, and communities.