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Sustainability at Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Fairmont Vancouver Airport is committed to making conscious purchasing decisions, supporting local, reducing waste, and choosing sustainable options wherever possible. Partnering with community-based organizations, the hotel repurposes unwanted but usable items for those in need, reducing waste in our landfills. Furthering these efforts, we seek to lessen individual environmental impacts throughout the guest journey by optimizing water and energy savings, eliminating single-use plastics, and replacing guest amenities with environmentally friendly versions. Ever-evolving to improve our conservation efforts, we believe sustainability begins with responsible consumption, which is why Fairmont Vancouver Airport sources organic, seasonal, and sustainable food options from local producers.


Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the proud recipient of a Green key Global 4-Key Rating. The certification states; “A property that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices. The property has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results”

Eliminating single-use plastics, the hotel reduces waste by using large format bath amenity dispensers, FSC Certified wood key cards, and refillable glass water containers instead of plastic water bottles. All items sorted into appropriate waste streams to ensure a high diversion rate. Additionally we participate in a coffee capsule recycling program.

Partnering with local community-focused organizations like Soap for Hope and Habitat for Humanity, we repurpose open and unfinished amenities for those in need.

Upgrading mechanical systems for better control of energy and water use in guest rooms, we endeavour to limit the individual environmental footprint of each guest throughout their stay. All guestrooms use energy-efficient light bulbs.

Highlighting local and sustainable ingredients, we source Ocean Wise recommended seafood, organic, seasonal vegetables from Local Harvest Farm, and honey and bee pollen from Honeybee Centre. Eco-friendly products and processes are used for treating our pool water.