Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently released our 2010 Community Reports, which provide a snapshot of our corporate citizenship efforts in the communities where we operate. Whether in Hong Kong, Southern California, Central Florida, France, Hawai`i or the many ports around the world that our cruise ships visit, these reports describe a few of the many ways Disney Parks demonstrates our commitment to be a responsible employer, sound environmental steward and active community leader.
Highlights from these reports include –
- Walt Disney World Resort contributed nearly $28 million in charitable donations to organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and other charities and schools through the Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants.
- Disneyland Resort diverted more than 336,000 pounds (the approximate weight of 300 Autopia cars) of potential waste from landfills—that’s 44 percent more than 2009.
- In addition to reducing energy, 15 percent of Disneyland Paris’ electricity comes from renewable sources, enough to power the Eiffel Tower for approximately four years.
- Disney Cruise Line granted more than 550 wish trips to children faced with life-threatening medical conditions.
- Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5,000 Cast Members donated approximately 4,000 Disney VoluntEARS hours.
- In conjunction with The Nature Conservancy screening of the Disneynature film “Oceans,” Disney presented a $10,000 donation to the organization on behalf of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai`i and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
The Parks and Resorts Community Reports are anchored by the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report for The Walt Disney Company. The report highlights Disney’s progress on environmental and social impacts across the entire company.
We hope you enjoy these stories detailing our citizenship efforts in 2010, and welcome your thoughts and feedback.