You Can’t Save What You Can’t Measure… Corporate Environmental Gina MacIlwraith Sustainability June 22, 2007 www.xanterra.com Xanterra Parks & Resorts Operations Grand Canyon - North and South Rims • Silverado Resort in Napa, CA Rocky Mountain National Park • Gideon Putnam Resort Yellowstone National Park • Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Bryce Canyon National Park • Grand Canyon Railway • Salt Fork State Park Zion National Park • Maumee Bay State Park Crater Lake National Park • Shawnee State Park Death Valley National Park • Burr Oak State Park Petrified Forest National Park • Punderson Manor State Park Everglades National Park • Hueston Woods State Park Mount Rushmore National Memorial • Mohican State Park (a logical integration of ecology and business) A unifying theme, ecologix ensures: continual improvement of our environmental performance compliance with all environmental regulations incorporation of best management practices flexibility to respond to property environmental priorities Meaningful Environmental Vision Our business decisions balance economic viability with ecological responsibility. We reduce and recycle waste, conserve energy and water, and educate our guests and employees on environmental stewardship. We believe that increasing the sustainability of natural systems is not just good business. It is the right thing to do. 2015 Environmental Vision What would a truly sustainable business look like? • Use zero fossil fuels • Use zero persistent toxic chemicals • Generate zero waste to the landfill • Generate zero hazardous waste • Consume water to extent no species are negatively impacted • Employ sustainable design, construction and maintenance practices in all operations • Serve 100 percent local organic food • Sell 100 percent fair trade products • No flora, fauna species impact from development 2015 Environmental Vision: 10-Year goals Transportation: Achieve companywide CAFÉ standard of 35 mpg (EPA rated combined city/highway mileage) for all vehicles purchased by 2015 Emissions: Decrease greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions by 30 percent (baseline year 2000) Solid Waste: Divert from landfill 50 percent of all solid waste generated Hazardous Waste: Generate zero hazardous waste Water: Decrease water usage by 25 percent (baseline year 2000) Energy: Decrease fossil fuel usage by 30 percent (baseline year 2000); Increase renewable energy to 7 percent of total electricity usage ISO 14001 EMS Structure Continuous Improvement Planning Environmental Aspects Legal and other Management Environmental Objectives and Targets Review Policy Env. Mgmt. Programs Checks and Corrective Implementation and Operation Action Structure and Responsibility • Monitoring / Measurement Training, Awareness, and Competence • Non-conformance & Corrective Action Communication • Records EMS Documentation • EMS Audits Document Control Operational Control Emergency Preparedness and Response Xanterra’s Unique EMS Management & Xanterra Ecologix Stakeholder Environmental Review Management System Sustainability NPS Concessions Environmental Report Audit Protocol Public / External Monitoring and Tracking Progress Corrective Action Database Ecometrix Web-based EMS Third-party Certifications External Audits Reporting Eco-Metrics: Xanterra Total Resource Usage Eco-Metrics: Solid Waste Diversion Rate: 2000 = 12% 2001 = 14% 2002 = 17% 2003 = 28% 2004 = 29% 2005 = 30% 2006 = 38% Eco-Metrics: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sustainability Reporting Third-party Certification ISO 14001 – ANSI – RAB FDEQ Clean Marina EPA Performance Track USGBC LEED MSC Organic Fair Trade WasteWise / Energy Star What does Xanterra Procure? $30 mil in food 250,000 lbs. fish $1 mil vehicles 16,000 gal. of ketchup $1 mil chemicals 110,000 gal. of ice cream $1 mil seafood 380,000 rolls of toilet paper $2 mil produce 32,000 cases soda $3.5 mil meat 65,000 gal fountain syrup $500,000 70,000 lbs. coffee sheets/towels 380,000 lbs. french fries 4.5 million hot & cold cups Environmentally Preferable Procurement Green Procurement Program with goals and targets Tool to determine if a product is environmental preferable Guidance on how to purchase fuel efficient vehicles Letters to contractors explaining their responsibilities Capital expenditures environmental impact checklist Policy for vendors on product packaging Green Seal certified products Reducing Your Energy Footprint • Energy Management in Food Service • Energy Conservation Incentive • Lighting Retrofit Assessment Tool • Guidance and Audits Reducing Your Energy Footprint Controls • Energy Misers • Programmable Thermostats • Setbacks/shutdowns/timers • Dimmers, Smart Stats • Energy Mgt. Systems Reducing Your Energy Footprint Renewable Energy • Partnerships • Biodiesel • Yellow grease conversion • Wind power, RECs • Solar: PV, thermal, and passive design Transportation Managing Waste: Reduction Managing Waste: Recycling Recycling tools Vermiculture Going to the dogs Environmental Impacts of Buildings 65.2% of total electricity consumption 30% of total GHG emissions 136 million tons of CDL waste (approx. 2.8 lbs/person/day) 12% of potable water use 40% (3 billion tons annually) of raw materials use globally Significant opportunity for impact Building Green – Should You LEED the Way? Benefits Ecological benefits covered Decreased operating costs Increased worker productivity Raising the bar for market competitors Many components have short ROIs Recognition by USGBC and local media Becoming the standard Environmental Impacts of Buildings Green Design Components “Green Suites” Concept Energy: Guest experience: • Lighting: All CFLs, super T-8s, and an LED task lamp • Organic cotton, hemp, kenaf, or bamboo linens • HVAC: Energy Eye HVAC control/occupancy sensor (sheets, towels, pillows, comforters) • Key card system shuts off electricity when guest leaves room • Complimentary organic fair trade coffee • 50 percent wind powered room (include collateral materials) • Organic chocolates on pillows • Solar PV powered (include educational materials) • Eco-friendly, sustainably produced soaps, shampoos, • Educational materials on transit options available to guests and lotions (non-animal tested, non-toxic Aveda Water: products) • Low flow faucet and showerhead • Room named after renowned environmentalist • Dual flush toilet Education and Outreach: • Carbon filter on faucet for drinking and/or Biota bottle water • Sustainability report in room Air quality: • Signage to interpret various measures • Low VOC emitting carpet, paints, adhesives, sealants Materials: • Non-smoking room • Bamboo flooring in entry way • Nontoxic cleaners used in rooms (all Green Seal certified) • Corn starch (PLA)-derived carpet that is • No pesticides used in room biodegradable, recyclable Waste: • Recycled content toilet paper and tissue • Bulk dispensing of amenities/products Furniture (to be assessed in future): In-room recycling • New bed mattress, chairs, tables made from nontoxic and sustainably harvested materials Why we protect the environment!