Rue de Médran 70, Verbier 1936 Switzerland
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Environmental Practices


W Verbier has established an internal ‘Green Council’ which has focus on engaging and promoting green practices throughout the hotel.

Environmental Initiatives


Please note that some of the sustainability initiatives listed may be in process of being implemented and may not be available in some areas of the facility.

Energy & Water Conservation:
  • Make A Green Choice program rewards guests for choosing to conserve natural resources in their guest room
  • High-efficiency lighting in guest rooms
  • High-efficiency lighting in public areas
  • Water conserving fixtures
  • Regular preventive maintenance
Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing:
  • Recycling
  • Dumpster monitoring
  • Organic waste composting
  • Elimination of Styrofoam packaging
  • Environmentally preferred suppliers
  • Environmentally preferred products
  • Amenity management
  • Alternatives to plastic bottled water
  • Sustainable food and beverage options
Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality:
  • Green Housekeeping
  • Integrated pest management practices
  • Low-emitting materials, such as paints, flooring and furniture
Raising Awareness:
  • Property-level Green Council
  • Sustainable Meetings Practices
  • Carbon-offset program
  • Two electric car chargers available for patrons only; see Valet
  • Alternative transportation options to the train station and airport (third-party partner; provides service for up to 12 passengers
Initiatives for sustainability
  • Water-saving aerators
  • Energy-saving LED lighting in the guest rooms and public areas & movement detectors in the hotel corridors
  • Waste separation
  • Reduction of water and electricity use in the hotel
  • Environment focused purchase
  • Preference of regional suppliers
  • Recycling discarded guestroom soaps to be redistributed to families in need, in collaboration with SapoCycle (www.sapocycle.org)
  • Using recycling wood to heat the hotel
Sustainable Meeting Program
  • Paperless booking and meeting planning
  • „Check out for Children“: When checking out one US-Dollar can be donated to our partner UNICEF. This donation is voluntary.
  • „Make a Green Choice“ - choose to decline daily change of bed linen
  • „Clutter Free Meetings“ - include streamlined stations that provide paper, pens, glasses, water and other thoughtful touches, keeping the main work area uncluttered and organized
  • Adequate bins for waste separation
  • „EAME Sustainable Fish and Seafood Guidance“: We only purchase fish and seafood from sustainable fisheries
  • Food and Beverage purchases from local and regional producers and suppliers
  • Possibility of Determination of environmental impact of a meeting or event with „Meeting Impact Report“ (MIR)
Community Initiatives
  • Activities for common good
  • „Check-out for Children“ in co-operation with UNICEF
  • Christmas Tree in the public area to collect gifts for the Association ‘SOS Enfants de Chez Nous’
  • Associate trainings in different areas, amongst others Environmental Initiatives e.g. MAGC, personal development e.g. Complaint Management, Leadership, Service Culture
  • Security and health protection trainings for our associates
  • Promotion of young associates as company that takes on trainees
  • Projects of Social Community Team
  • Yearly participation at Earth Hou

Our Strategy


Starwood Foundation

Road to awareness: Since its launch in 2008, Starwood’s Road to Awareness associates fundraising campaign has raised over $1.5 million to support different UNICEF education projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

SARF (Starwood Associate Relief Fund): The Starwood Associate Relief Fund has provided nearly US$ 2 million in grant funding since inception to support associates in need around the globe when disaster strikes.