At Alexander & Baldwin, prioritizing sustainability is about fulfilling our mission to improve Hawaii’s communities and create value for all stakeholders. We strive to operate our businesses with integrity, in ways that are environmentally and socially responsible—all part of our commitment to building a better Hawaii today and for the future.

In celebration of Earth Day, we wanted to let you know about some of the things that your company is doing to support sustainability.  Did you know…

  • A&B has been committed to clean energy for over 110 years, with its first hydro facility on Kauai established in 1906.


  • Last year we generated over 40,000 megawatt hours of clean energy from our solar and hydro facilities – enough to power over 50% of our real estate and corporate operations. Adding the energy generated from our solar investments, that figure increases to over 90%.


  • Through our partnership with Carbon Lighthouse, we are on track to eliminate 9,700+ tons of carbon dioxide over a ten-year period, equal to conserving over 22,600 barrels of oil. Last year alone, through performance upgrades to lighting, heating and cooling systems, we saved over 680,000 kilowatt hours of energy, or the carbon generated by over 54,000 gallons of gasoline.


  • At Grace Pacific, we recycle over 100,000 tons of concrete and asphalt each year through the use of recycled aggregate – preserving Hawaii’s limited natural resources and lessening the burden on Oahu’s landfills.


  • We have partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect thousands of acres of critical conservation lands on Maui and Kauai. The Wainiha Preserve, Kanaele Bog and Waikamoi Preserve contain important habitats for native flora and fauna that are being preserved for future generations.


  • A&B is a member of the Sustainability Business Forum, a group of Hawaii executives that is committed to concrete actions to advance Hawaii’s sustainability goals. Through the SBF, we are participating in a carbon offset pilot project in Kona with The Nature Conservancy and Hawaii Green Growth that is intended to help establish a pipeline of carbon offset projects and assist Hawaii in achieving its statewide goal of carbon neutrality by 2045.
  • We have developed Corporate Sustainability Values to complement our A&B core values:

Core Values

Sustainability Values


Do everything we do with respect for others and an unwavering commitment to preserving and enhancing the caring legacy of our founders

Always act in ways that demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and our respect for the communities in which we operate.


Seek to find new and better approaches, be willing to question and abandon past practices when they have become ineffective

Accept the challenge of adapting to sustainable practices and encourage people to act and think differently to find sustainable solutions.


Recognize that the best solutions and implementation come when people share information and ideas and work together

Partner with responsible parties and engage our communities to build a common vision for a more sustainable Hawaii.


Leverage that collaboration into clear and timely decision-making and communicate those decisions to the organization

Develop clear and actionable sustainability plans and act boldly to meet sustainability objectives.


We will be most successful if our leaders and our employees are held accountable and are recognized for results

Align sustainability with performance goals and share both successes and failures on the path to a more sustainable future.

Thank you for your support of sustainability at A&B – Happy Earth Day!