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Our Commitment

More than 40 years ago, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels made a commitment to be known as “positive, supportive members of our communities” and to be “sensitive to the environment.” 

Today, we are actively carrying out that mission across our hotels and in the destinations where we operate through Community Footprints, our social and environmental responsibility program. Started in 2003, Community Footprints is guided by these principles: to engage, to contribute and to inspire.

Read on for ways that you too can be a force for change in the destinations that you visit — and for future generations of travelers.

Ambassadors of the Environment

With our size and scale, The Ritz-Carlton has a responsibility — and a unique opportunity — to be a force for good. We believe in making the communities where we operate better places to live, work and visit. We view travel as an opportunity to promote cultural and environmental understanding.

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Leave Better
Community Footprints

By mobilizing our resources and volunteer efforts, we strive to make a difference through causes that are important to the local communities in which we operate. The Ritz-Carlton encourages guests to journey with intent and leave their stays feeling even more fulfilled by participating in Community Footprints programs wherever they travel. Here’s a sample of the good that awaits at Ritz-Carlton properties worldwide.

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Racing for Change

We are pleased to host a charity art sale of Louis-Nicolas Darbon’s artwork with Accelerate 25, the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s diversity and inclusion program. All proceeds will benefit The Sutton Trust, an organization that champions social mobility for underserved youth

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A Legacy of Education

Based on four principles — everything runs on energy, there is no waste in nature, biodiversity is good, and that everything is connected — the Ambassadors of the Environment program is working to ensure that younger generations experience nature in a meaningful, conscientious way. In partnership with select Ritz-Carlton and Reserve properties, kids and adults are encouraged to engage with the world around them and understand how their actions can help preserve it for future generations.

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Opportunities to
Dive Deeper

Forge a meaningful connection with the world around you at one of these Ambassadors of the Environments locations.