Message from the CEO
As a leader of Responsible Business in the hospitality industry, we are committed to work in a responsible and sustainable way. Our drive to be a responsible hotel company is only possible through the combined energy of our 45,500+ hoteliers in 79 countries, and our guests and partners around the world.
At Rezidor Hotel Group, we are committed to caring for our people, our communities and the planet. We believe this is essential to a running a thriving business and our responsibility as global citizens.
We continue to work on the 3 pillars of our Responsible Business program:
• Think People – Caring about people in our hotels and value chain
• Think Community – Meaningful contributions to communities around the world
• Think Planet – A better planet for all. Reducing our carbon footprint, energy, water and waste
In 2017 We have had a fantastically Responsible Year with impressive engagement from a global team in 79 countries, we won two major Responsible Business awards, one by UNWTO and one by IMEX, and were named a World’s Most Ethical Company for the eight-consecutive year.
In 2017 we continued our Think Planet journey and are now using 8% less energy than in 2015. In support of our commitment to green meetings, Rezidor has launched Carbon Free for Meetings, making meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels in EMEA and USA.
As a signatory of the UN CEO Water Mandate, Rezidor Hotel Group remains focused on water and on contributing to water scarce communities. With the support of our partner Just a Drop, Rezidor has helped to provide safe drinking water for life to more than 17,500 children around the world.
Safety and Security is paramount in our hotels. We continued the further development of our Safety and Security program and strengthened our partnership with Safehotels Alliance. 209 Hotels across Europe, Middle East and Africa have been certified by Safehotels, emphasizing the importance of Safety and Security in our hotels.
In response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UK Modern Slavery Act, we continue to promote human rights, business ethics, and diversity in all our hotels around the world. This commitment also applies to our business network and supply chain. We successfully started this year by focusing on hiring processes and recruitment partners in the Middle East and by performing a structured risk assessment of our supply chain.
During our annual Responsible Business Action Month held every September and actions throughout the year, our teams have passionately engaged with their communities and raised €1 million in cash and in-kind donations.
In addition to Rezidor group’s company-wide initiatives, we believe the travel and hospitality industry and other partners together can be a force for good.
2017 marked an important year for the tourism industry. Together with other leading hotels groups in the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), Rezidor launched the first ever industry-wide global commitment to sustainability. We announced four 2030 goals and focused on carbon, water, youth employment, and human rights. By committing to the ITP industry goals, we are stepping up our efforts to become even more sustainable as a company and as an industry.
The Rezidor Hotel Group also participates in significant collaborative initiatives to help build a better future for all, including The UN Global Compact and the UN CEO Water Mandate.
We continue to move our company forward and have defined global 2022 targets in Think People, Think Community and Think Planet, as part of our overall company strategic plan. We are conscious that our Responsible Business targets and actions need to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are mobilizing businesses, industries and countries around the world.
Thank you for your interest in Rezidor and our Responsible Business program.
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