Environmental Certifications, Affiliations, & Awards

Certifications

  • Yellowstone’s environmental management system has achieved ISO 14001 certification since 2004.
  • Marine Stewardship Council since 2003
  • EPA Energy Star Partner, 2003
  • Participated in the EPA’s Performance Track program from 2005 to 2008. The program, which was discontinued by the EPA in 2009, required the company to complete challenging conservation goals in energy, water, waste management and sustainable purchasing.

Affiliations

Awards

  • In 2011, Yellowstone won recognition via an Honorable Mention from the National Park Service Environmental Achievement Awards for the creation and implementation of an environmental scorecard as part of the For Future Generations: Yellowstone Gifts retail store.
  • Environmental Achievement Award for “For Future Generations” store and campaign, National Park Service, 2010.
  • Stars of the Industry Award Winner, Good Earthkeeping Award for “For Future Generations” store and educational campaign, American Hotel and Lodging Association, 2010
  • Consumer Education and Outreach Sustainability Award, Association of Retail Environments, 2010
  • Environmental Achievement Award for Used Cooking Oil/Fuel Project, National Park Service, 2009
  • Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Used Cooking Oil/Fuel Project, Department of the Interior, 2009
  • TIA Odyssey Awards, Geotourism Award for Sustaining the Environment of a Place, National Geographic Traveler, 2007
  • Environmental Achievement Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
  • National Environmental Performance Track Corporate Leader Award for Exceptional Environmental Performance, Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
  • Environmental Achievement Award Winner, Yellowstone National Park and Concessioner Employees, Department of Interior, 2006
  • Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems, Infrastructure, and Training Award Winner, National Registry of Environmental Professionals, 2006
  • Environmental Achievement Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
  • Environmental Achievement Award Honorable Mention, NPS and Concessioner Team Efforts for Waste Reduction, National Park Service, 2006
  • Stars of the Industry Award Winner, Good Earthkeeping Award for Energy, Waste, Sustainable Design, and Water Conservation, American Hotel and Lodging Association, 2005
  • Adrian Award for Green marketing, Hospitality Sale and Marketing Association International, 2005
  • Environmental Achievement Award First Place, LEED-Certified Sustainable Building, National Park Service, 2005
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Onsite Camper Propane Bottle Recovery Unit, Hazardous Materials Management Association, 2005
  • Innovation in Design Award, Yellowstone LEED, Environmental Design & Construction Magazine, 2005
  • Top Company of the Year, ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2005
  • Charitable Donations

  • In 2008, we donated $9,000 to the Yellowstone Park Foundation for the purchase of 15 recycling bins in the park.
  • Xanterra provides ongoing sponsorship for the Yellowstone Business Partnership’s annual conference, which focuses on sustainable issues for the Greater Yellowstone region.
  • Provided pro-bono assistance to the Yellowstone Association from the Director of Environmental Affairs with preparing a sustainability plan.
  • Donates lost and found unclaimed items, worn bed fabrics, mattress pads, and bedspreads from guest rooms to charity.
  • Offers plush toys for sale in retail outlets with portion of proceeds benefiting the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
  • Supports partners of Yellowstone National Park (e.g., Yellowstone Park Foundation, Yellowstone Association, Yellowstone Business Partnership) holding functions in the park.
  • Donates funds to Gardiner School Scholarship, Susan G Komen Wyoming Race for a Cure, Gardiner Food Pantry, Western Sustainability Exchange, Gardiner Mammoth Youth Leagues, Lee National Denim Day, Yellowstone Business Partnership
  • Provides volunteer work for the following organizations:
    • Gardiner Volunteer Fire Department
    • Gardiner Library
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Little Peoples Learning Center
    • Explore Yellowstone
    • Yellowstone Volunteer Fire Department
    • Paradise Valley Volunteer Fire Department
    • Paradise Valley EMS
    • Park County 4-H
    • Glastonbury Home Owners Association
    • Western Sustainability Exchange
    • Electric Peak Arts Council
    • Gardiner Ambulance
    • Bear Creek Council
    • Mammoth/Gardiner Youth Sports
    • Montana Race for the Cure
    • Gardiner Bruin Booster Club
    • AWANA
    • Gardiner Food Bank
    • Hunter Education
    • Samartins Purse
    • Jardine/Gardiner Road Clean-up
    • Gardiner School Earth Day Celebration
    • Gardiner Community Center
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Yellowstone Business Partnership
    • Yellowstone Association
    • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
    • Association of Partners for Public Lands
    • Planned Parenthood
    • Gardiner Chamber of Commerce