Responsible Business at the Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of the broader commitment of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to sustainable development for many years. In 2001, this commitment was fortified and placed within the scope of a program called Responsible Business (RB).
On 2nd December 2014, Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan received the “Green Key” eco label.
An eco label is a voluntary tool which is intended to stimulate operators to carry on their business in a sustainable and efficient way. An eco label also guarantees the customer a predefined basic standard. The certificate was awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-government, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education.
Green Key means an establishment has fulfilled a list of requirements. These requirements are contained in imperative and guideline criteria. Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan fulfills 57 imperative criteria and 29 guideline criteria, which is a very high score among the hotels all over Russia.
The Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan practises Responsible Business in the following three areas:
Think planet: minimising environmental footprint
Think people: taking care of the health and safety of guests and employees
Think together: respecting social and ethical issues in the company and community
Launched in 2012, Think Planet is an ambitious energy project aimed at reducing energy consumption by 25% in five years. The hotel plans to achieve this target by replacing light bulbs with energy-saving LED technology and by encouraging staff and guests to participate in turning off the lights and equipment when not using them.
RB actions and awards:
In September 2011, the hotel team planted trees in the garden of orphanage No 11. The RB action was organised jointly with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Astrakhan region.
In August 2012, the Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan participated in the regional clean-up campaign. The hotel team was involved in cleaning up the city beach, and the hotel also provided sponsorship support.
In September 2012, the Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan was granted the award for charity involvement, issued by the Ministry of Sports and Tourism.
In March 2013, the hotel organised a vocational orientation tour of the hotel for teenagers from SEI of JSC Orphanage School S.I. Zdorovtseva.
In August 2013, the Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan gave the S.I. Zdorovtseva school a check for RUB 10,000 for fueling vehicles.
In September 2013, the hotel jointly with the charity fund Step Forward organised a banquet hall dinner with a concert program and painting auction. A total of RUB 106,513 were raised from invitation and picture sales. All money was donated to Step Forward for a child in need of rehabilitation at a German clinic.
Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan is continuing its Responsible Business activities in 2015.
“Think Together” summer, in which we donated linens and towels to the local assisted living facility for lonely elderly people and also to the refugees from East Ukraine, has given way to “Think Together” autumn.
For the second year running, our hotel participates in the regional charity campaign “First year at school”. This year we started the RBAM by donating 20 new complete school sets to the kids from underprivileged families.
We are convinced through thinking and acting together, each of us can make a contribution to the community in which we operate.