Sustainable Practices Guide: Sustainable Practices Initiative

Sustainable Practices | Resources

Intent: To make the world a better place to live by…

To be of genuine service to our Guests, Fellow Staff Members, Owners (who are solely QW staff members), and the Earth & Her People.

  1. Provide our guests with the highest quality food, drink and accommodations at a good value.
  2. Ensure that each guest receives prompt, friendly, attentive service by a well-trained service staff in a
    clean, comfortable, well-maintained environment that is warm and hospitable (pleasant acoustics, lighting, temperature and aroma).
  3. Offer an outstanding menu plus an impressive selection of specials in our restaurant’s and an outstanding array of gracious amenities in distinctive hotels.
  4. Provide employment that is rewarding and offers education and opportunity in a fair, diverse and inclusive environment.
  5. Generate profits that: a) afford compensation for those who contribute, b) increase the value of staff members’ ESOP retirement accounts and c) allow QW to grow.
  6. Consider sustainable practices, in our social & physical worlds, with all of our decisions. (See our Sustainable Practices Initiative & Fairness Doctrine below.)


We consider how our decisions affect current and future generations by focusing on:

  • Energy and water use.
  • The tenets of reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • As much as possible, buying food, beverages, supplies and equipment that’s made utilizing credibly “sustainable” practices.
  • Healthy indoor environments.
  • Buying even more food from local farmers, food makers and vendors.
  • Seeking third-party certification for our efforts.
  • Researching “best practices.”
  • Having the goal of being a leader in these practices in our industry and our community.

Racial injustice persists. We, the people of QW, stand for racial justice.


Because some groups have not, and are not, always treated fairly, we will proactively reach out to such communities by:

  • Being extraordinarily committed to our “Fairness” and “Diversity & Inclusion” programs with the objective of being a role model for other organizations.
  • Focusing much of our underwriting and sponsorship efforts to the Black, Latinx, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) communities, plus other such groups.
  • Working with refugee communities when we have employment opportunities.
  • Looking for opportunities to employ people with different abilities.
  • Encouraging a merit-based culture that seeks opportunities for underrepresented communities including African Americans, women, people of color, LGBTQ communities and other such groups

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, and military or veteran status.

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