With our size and scale, The Ritz-Carlton has a responsibility — and a unique opportunity — to be a force for good. We take this responsibility seriously, knowing that it’s our duty and our privilege to protect the destinations that we call home; to inspire our staff and our guests to play a role in sustaining these lands for future generations; and to empower and educate our greatest resource: our people. Guided by our 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Goals, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we’re committed to creating positive and sustainable impact at each and every one of our hotels and resorts.
We believe in making the communities where we operate better places to live, work and visit. To support the resiliency and sustainable development of these communities, we invest in the vitality of their children and natural resources, as well as deliver aid and support, especially in times of need.
We have an even greater obligation to operate responsibly with our expanding global presence.
While integrating sustainability across our value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, we are working to reduce our environmental impact, build and operate sustainable hotels and source responsibly.
Unemployment and underemployment are some of today’s most pressing issues, driven by inequality and lack of opportunity. We partner with leading nonprofits to ensure workplace readiness and access to opportunity to our business, including our supply chain, focusing on youth, diverse populations, women, people with disabilities, veterans and refugees.
Travel is one of the most powerful tools for promoting peace and cultural understanding.
With the goal of creating a safe, welcoming world for all, we rally for pro-travel policies and support programs that allow people to experience and understand other cultures. Through nonprofit partnerships, creating and implementing training, advocacy and supplier accountability, we are committed to uphold and respect human rights.
Learn how The Ritz-Carlton is encouraging our guests to join us in our mission to nurture the world around us, promote child well-being and provide relief for hunger and poverty.
Community Footprints is our social and environmental responsibility program, and is guided by these principles: to engage, to contribute and to inspire. By mobilizing our resources and empowering volunteers, we strive to make a difference in the following areas:
We are proud to provide multiple avenues for our hotels and resorts to make a lasting contribution to our local communities.
To that end, The Ritz-Carlton was the first Founding Partner of IMPACT 2030, a private sector-led initiative in collaboration with the United Nations and other global stakeholders, that will marshal corporate volunteering action to advance the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
With our great team of naturalists, I am certain we will be able to give guests an amazing experience that both enriches and educates them.”
Forge a meaningful connection with the world around you at one of these Ambassadors of the Environments locations.
Explore kelp forests, various bird species, tide pools and the Chumash culture along the California Coast in Jean-Michel Cousteau’s hometown.
Kayak through the mangroves, snorkel by moonlight and learn about turtles, stingrays, iguanas and other resident fauna.
Explore tidal pools, hike along ancient lava fields, snorkel with naturalists, and take e-bike tours through Maui’s lush flora.
Gain a greater understanding of Puerto Rico’s natural environment by snorkeling among coral reefs, exploring underwater photography and hiking in the forest.
Winter whale-watching, nighttime stargazing, desert hikes and snorkeling amid the coral reefs connect guests with the coastal Mexican environment.