VolunTeaming is now offered under The Ritz-Carlton social responsibility program, Community Footprints. Transcending traditional group activities, VolunTeaming combines teambuilding with volunteer activities that create lasting memories for the participants. Recognizing that many groups want their teambuilding time to make a meaningful contribution, these programs enable guests to be a force for good and feel personally connected to the place that they visit.
Hands On Tokyo Hands On Tokyo addresses the critical needs of the community by focusing on educational and social issues in Tokyo as well as disaster relief in Northeastern Japan. Group volunteer activities include producing recycled candles with words of hope, wrapping gifts and writing cards for children, and making birthday decorations. This enriching and socially responsible activity gives groups the opportunity to give something back to the community, as well as give hope to those in need.
At The Ritz-Carlton, we have a genuine commitment to be supportive to the community and sensitive to the environment. Our environmental responsibility initiatives deliver an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. We are committed to engaging our Ladies and Gentlemen in a comprehensive sustainability strategy, led by our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT). Within our hotels, we are mindful of our impact on the environment by reducing energy and water usage, offering a linen and terry reuse program, implementing recycling initiatives, and utilizing environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our Ladies and Gentlemen are proud to offer organic and local foods and sustainable seafood in our restaurants, organic treatments and products in our spas, paperless billing to guests upon checkout, and continuously seek opportunities to purchase more sustainable products throughout the hotel. Locally, our ladies and gentlemen work to better the environment through community projects such as native plant restoration, the protection of endangered species and the creation of community gardens.