Grand Teton National Park comes first. After all, our success depends on protecting the natural habitat and resources of the Park. In partnership with the National Park Service, we are dedicated to preserving the rivers, mountains, lakes and natural wildlife of the Jackson Hole valley for future guests and generations to enjoy. To prove that we hold this privileged stewardship in high priority, we have adopted an Environmental Management System that is certified to ISO 14001 standards (International Organization for Standardization). This certification holds us accountable through third-party audits to the high standards and practices we have set for renewable energy, pollution prevention, wildlife habitat protection, and environmental education. Our efforts in environmental protection have created several industry-leading initiatives that far exceed state and federal requirements. Furthermore, the Environmental Management System not only identified our significant environmental aspects as water use, transportation, and hazardous waste but also led us through the process to significantly reduce or eliminate the potential for environmental impacts in several other areas. As we have put our plan into practice, we have found that many of our partners and suppliers have adopted similar standards—further helping protect the scenic value of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Our company-wide commitment to the environment is summarized by these principles followed by the employees of Grand Teton Lodge Company throughout all our eco-resort operations:
Grand Teton Lodge Company Sustainability Policy
In partnership with the National Park Service and local government agencies, National Park Hospitality Company is entrusted with visitor services and the stewardship of public lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Protecting and sustaining the natural environment is central to our Company’s mission, and to this end, our environmental values promote:
Environmental excellence demands focusing on all elements of our operation. We actively track our environmental impacts. Recycling, resource reduction, and pollution prevention are our preferred methods to reduce the carbon footprint at our facilities. We strongly encourage this practice by our employees, guests, suppliers, and park visitors.
National Park Hospitality Company strives to meet or exceed all applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations and other requirements. We work to continuously improve the effectiveness of our environmental management system and we verify our performance through periodic conformance and compliance audits. To promote awareness, we are actively involved within the local community to promote environmental stewardship, charitable giving, and volunteerism. These actions confirm our commitment to sustainable business practices.
Through alignment of resources and management objectives with those of the National Park Service and community partners, we are unequivocally committed to preserve, conserve and protect the natural resources and scenic values of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.