At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we are committed to honoring the magic and legacy of Disney Parks by operating responsibly, inspiring happiness, and making a positive impact on the world.
Delivering experiences that bring families together to create memories that last a lifetime is at the heart of everything we do, including our Disney Citizenship efforts. We support community organizations that provide opportunities for children to learn and grow with the support of nurturing adults such as family members or mentors.
Every year, we continue Walt Disney’s commitment to philanthropy and outreach. Through contributions, collaborations with local organizations, in-kind gifts, and cast member volunteerism, we are proud to help enrich the global communities where we live, work, and play.
Our commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation has always been an important part of our business. We embed environmental thinking into our daily decisions – from using alternative fuels to power our attractions to installing more efficient lighting in our hotels. We reduce waste through recycling, reuse, and repurposing. We find creative ways to conserve energy and water. With a strong focus on protecting ecosystems, we aim to save wildlife. And we provide enriching opportunities to connect kids and families to nature.
When Walt Disney envisioned Disneyland he saw an environment where families could have fun together in a safe and clean atmosphere. Safety remains a top priority and is the first of four quality standards - followed by courtesy, show and efficiency - that guide the operational decisions of more than 135,000 cast members worldwide.
Fostering a safe, inclusive, respectful, and fun workplace is essential to our business. We invest in the ongoing development of our cast members, crew members, and Imagineers through a full spectrum of training and opportunities for personal growth. We also promote programs and resources to help cast members and their families live healthier lifestyles. We value that our heritage includes a commitment to quality, ethics, and social responsibility and believe our investment in a top-quality workplace is why so many choose to join us.
Since the program's founding in 1983, Disney VoluntEARS have given over 7.5 million hours of volunteer service.
Disney has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 81,000 wishes globally since the first-ever official wish experience more than 30 years ago.
Since its inception in 2005, the Disneyland Resort scholarship program has granted more than $425,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Disneyland Resort recycles more paper each year than the weight of nearly 40 Disneyland Railroad steam engines.
The green waste from pruning and disposing of Disneyland Resort plants is recycled and used as compost throughout Orange County.
Disneyland Resort recycles enough scrap metal each year to make the equivalent of 66 ride vehicles for Indiana Jones Adventure.
Since 2006, Walt Disney World has been working to lower electricity consumption as part of Disney’s commitment to minimize our overall impact on the environment. As a result, we’ve reduced enough electricity to power new guest experiences including Disney's Art of Animation Resort and The New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
Of the approximate 40 square miles at Walt Disney World Resort, nearly one-third has been set aside as a dedicated wildlife conservation area.
Disneyland Resort recycles more glass each year than the weight of nearly three Mark Twain Riverboats.