Sustainability

Sustainable practices make hospitality organizations stand out. As the lodging industry continues to become more green-focused, our goal is to have sustainability initiatives at the forefront of the conversation when making decisions at your hotels.

Together, we can make an impact.

As part of our mission to shine a spotlight on hotel owners and operators dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint, we have launched a sustainability calculator and certification program.


Our sustainability calculator allows any hotel company to enter information specific to their operating processes and apply for the MDO Sustainability Certification, which can be included in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) materials, including requests for event proposals.


To learn more about this program and get started, check out the info below!

Sustainability Calculator: Projected Annual Conservation with MDO

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current cost for a ream of
paper from Amazon is 7.30$
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current cost for a toner
cartridge from Amazon is $125.00
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Annual Savings with a Paperless Night Audit

YEAR ONE COST SAVINGS $1500
TREES TREES
EMISSIONS metric tons of CO2
LANDFILL pounds of solid landfill waste
ENERGY kWh
WASTER WATER gallons
OIL gallons
OXYGEN FOR human beings

Breakdown

Paper Consumption Per Property (during Night Audit)

That's reams each year
Costing us $ annually
That's tons of wasted paper
Which means trees are cut down
And tons of CO2 are emitted for production
Fllling the earth with pounds of solid waste per year
And consuming at least kWh of energy
And at least gallons of waste water
Eliminating oxygen that would otherwise support human beings

Toner Consumption Per Property (during Night Audit)

That's toner cartridges each year
Costing us $ in toner
Creating pounds of CO2 from emissions production
That's tons of CO2
And pounds of solid waste in our landfills
Also comsuming gallons of oil during production
Total annual storage cost $

How to become MDO Sustainability Certified

To become MDO Sustainability Certified:

  1. Enter your information in the calculator above
  2. Click “Apply for certificate”
  3. Wait up to 7 days for validation from MDO team member
  4. Provide any additional information necessary to validate
  5. Receive approval, post certification and share away!

How Long Does It Take to Earn an MDO Sustainability Certificate? 

The MDO Sustainability Certification program will take just a few minutes to fill out and preview your environmental impact immediately. The verification process will take about one week to complete so long as you meet the requirements and coordinate with our team.

This program is a self-certification program validated by use of MDO’s myDocs product.
Certificates are good for one year and will automatically renew based on our continued communication.

Just the Facts!

VARIABLEFACTS
TREESOn average a tree can only produce 17 reams of paper but takes about 100 years to grow. Trees release Oxygen and absorb greenhouse gases. You are helping to purify the air through saving trees
AIR POLLUTIONMany air pollutants are produced by paper and print industry. The paper and pulp industry is the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases among U.S. manufacturing industries. The paper industry is responsible for 9% of the total emissions of carbon dioxide from manufacturing industries. The production of 17 reams of paper release 110 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
WATERIt is a fact that pulp and paper is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water, and land in North America and is the fifth largest consumer of energy. Paper manufacturing plant would use about 3 gallons of non-recycled water to produce one sheet of copy paper.
LANDFILLPaper makes up 26% of landfills and degradation produces methane, a greenhouse gas with 23 times the heat trapping capacity of carbon dioxide. Landfills are the source of 34% of methane released and the single largest source in the U.S. You are saving cubic yards of landfill space by not printing.
GASOLINEPaper manufacturing and transport involves burning of gasoline to power. The print paper is produced in one part of the country needs to be shipped to you using train, trucks that consume gasoline.
ENERGYIt is a fact that pulp and paper is the fifth largest consumer of energy in North America. The energy required to produce 10 sheets of paper can be used to run a refrigerator for 143 days!

42,884

Trees

1,379,118

Metric Tons of CO2

7,188

Cubic Yards of Landfill Waste

42,884

Trees

1,379,118

Metric Tons of CO2

7,188

Cubic Yards of Landfill Waste

9,578,921

kWh of Energy

16,335,826

Gallons of Waste Water

894,420

Gallons of Oil

9,578,921

kWh of Energy

16,335,826

Gallons of Waste Water

894,420

Gallons of Oil

Each year, as part of our continued commitment to sustainability, we plant 1 tree for each hotel live on myDocs. Here's what we have accomplished so far...

42,120 Trees Saved

Planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. Plus, planting trees is easy.

Saved Oxygen for 84,240 Humans

By storing carbon above and below the ground, forest trees contribute to the production of oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis.

$9,000,000 Cost Saved

Trees make oxygen. People use oxygen. Sounds like the perfect perfect pairing.

19,540,170 kWh Energy Conserved

Forests and photosynthesis also play a vital role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping mitigate the harmful impact excess carbon dioxide emissions has on the environment.

11151.72 MT Emission reduced

The process of printing, storing and processing paper, over time emits harmful emissions into the environment. MDO helps you stop these processes.

4,123,890 LBS Waste Eliminated

Forests and photosynthesis also play a vital role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping mitigate the harmful impact excess carbon dioxide emissions has on the environment.

3,000 GAL Oil Saved

Planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. Plus, planting trees is easy.

33,476,625 GAL Waste Water Preserved

By storing carbon above and below the ground, forest trees contribute to the production of oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis.

Who We Work With

The Paperless Hotel Back Office

According to our recent research among hospitality professionals: of those who reported having green initiatives at their office, 73% believe they’ve have had an impact. Visit our solutions page next and see what might work for you.