Sustainability rules: Outrigger goes for Green Seal certification at resorts globally

by James Wilkinson

As part of its global ESG platform and a kickoff to Earth Day, Outrigger Hospitality Group is moving forward with the Green Seal certification process at seven of its owned and managed properties in Hawai‘i, as well as its beach resorts in Fiji and Mauritius.

This comes on the heels of Outrigger being recognized by Hawai‘i Green Business Program for exceptional environmental stewardship.

Outrigger is the first in the State of Hawai‘i to commit to earning the prestigious Green Seal sustainability certification for its properties as well as the first hospitality brand to pursue the certification outside of the United States. Outrigger anticipates the properties being Green Seal certified before the end of 2022.

The 100% Green Seal designation will further solidify Outrigger’s allegiance to meeting the highest standards of protecting the health and environment for its guests and hosts.

For more than 30 years, the global non-profit Green Seal has helped to accelerate the market adoption of safer, more sustainable products and services. Its certification is based on a rigorous, independent evaluation of hotel features, operations and processes.

“As the Outrigger brand continues to grow and evolve, we are acutely conscious of the opportunity to make a positive impact for our planet,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group.

“Green Seal is the gold standard of global health and environmental leadership; Outrigger is proud to implement science-based standards at our hotels and resorts which raise the bar on sustainability.”

Participating Hawai‘i properties include: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Waikiki Malia by Outrigger, OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger and Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk. Internationally, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Castaway Island, Fiji Resort and Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort are all moving forward with meeting the rigorous evaluation criteria to earn Green Seal certification.