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Environment

Sun Peaks Resort LLP's Environmental Policy

Sun Peaks Resort LLP recognizes that maintaining the natural environment is essential to preserving the quality of life we enjoy now and wish to protect for future generations.

With this goal in mind, the resort is committed to conducting its operations in an environmentally responsible manner, which respects the land, its flora, fauna and natural processes. Specifically we will:

  • Comply with, or exceed, all applicable environmental laws and regulations which relate to our environmental aspects.
  • Minimize adverse environmental impacts from our operations and enhance safety through the use of procedures and planning.
  • Prevent pollution by applying the principals of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Promote environmental awareness.
  • Monitor our performance with respect to the environment, by periodically reviewing our practices, procedures, and objectives.
  • Train our Employees and Contractors to incorporate our Environmental Management System in all applicable aspects of our operations.
  • Communicate our performance to our Directors, Employees, Contractors, and Guests.
  • Review our Environmental Management System on a regular basis to continually improve our performance.

Darcy Alexander
Vice President and General Manager


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ISO 14001 Certified

As a leader in protecting the environment, Sun Peaks Resort LLP management system has been certified to ISO 14001 (Certification #026082). Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America to be certified under ISO 14001 in April 2004, and still remains one of only three who have attained this honour. The other two resorts being Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is the environmental management system (EMS) standard for the International Organization for Standardization. The standard provides a systematic approach to managing the significant aspects and allows company management to establish environmental policies and objectives through the allocation of resources, training, assigning of roles and responsibilities, and modifying practices, procedures and processes.

Core elements of the ISO EMS system are based on the principle of Plan-Do-Check-Act and the concept of continual improvement. Once the EMS is certified, the company must demonstrate continual improvement to the system to maintain certification in good standing.

ISO Environmental Management System

EMS diagram

Planning

  • Environmental aspects
  • Legal and other requirements
  • Objectives and targets
  • Environmental management programs

Implementation and Operation

  • Structure and responsibility
  • Training, awareness, and compliance
  • Communication
  • EMS documentation
  • Document control
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Checking and Corrective Action

  • Monitoring and measurement
  • Non-conformance ad corrective and preventive action
  • Records
  • EMS audits

Sun Peaks Resort LLP's Eco Initiatives

The environment is the cornerstone upon which Sun Peaks exists.

The natural and wild beauty of the surrounding area is a constant reminder of its inherent fragility. As stewards of the land, it is everyone’s responsibility to understand the human impact to this area, and proactively take steps to ensure the survival of this habitat, so that it can be enjoyed for years to come.

The three universal guiding principles for environmental sustainability are ReduceReuse, and Recycle. These three actions are implemented throughout the resort in an effort to minimize the impact on the surrounding area.

As you read through the initiatives that are currently underway at Sun Peaks you will notice the three R’s symbol throughout, highlighting areas where Sun Peaks has been successful at employing one of the three R’s. By keeping these three practices top of mind it is hoped that a holistic approach to the resort’s environmental management can be achieved.

Eco Initiatives Elements: