Rezidor’s Responsible Business programme builds on the principles of sustainable development and the triple bottom-line. As part of the programme, all hotels strive to take economic, social, ethical and environmental issues into consideration when making decisions in their everyday work.
The 3 pillars of our Responsible Business programme include:
- Minimising our impact on the environment.
- Taking care of the health and safety of guests and employees.
- Respecting social and ethical issues in the company and the communities in which we operate.
As part of the Carlson Hotels and the Rezidor Hotel Group family of brands, Park Inn by Radisson® has a strong track record of taking its people, communities and the environment into account in its business decisions.
We believe that by managing our business in a responsible manner, we build trust, build relationships, and achieve great hospitality. When we operate in a way that is respectful of human rights, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable, we can better meet our social and economic responsibilities.
The award-winning Responsible Business programme was developed in 2001 to fortify Carlson Hotels’ and the Rezidor Hotel Group’s commitment to social, ethical and environmental responsibility. We are dedicated to 3 key focus areas. First, taking responsibility for the diversity, inclusion and health and safety of employees and guests. Second, showing leadership in social and ethical issues within the company, as well as in the community. Third, reducing our negative impact on the environment.
All Park Inn employees receive Responsible Business training and each Park Inn hotel has a unique Responsible Business Action Plan covering areas such as health and well being of guests and employees; resource efficiency relating to energy, water and waste; community outreach and charity. Our hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and our corporate international charity organisation, the World Childhood Foundation.
Carlson Hotels and Rezidor were among the first hotel groups to sign the United Nations Global Compact and in early 2010, Rezidor was named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, while Carlson was recognized at the Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards 2010 event. Together with the UN Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct, Carlson won the Best Collaboration award for work on protecting children’s rights from exploitation in travel and tourism. Park Inn’s efforts in the area of corporate social responsibility have been externally verified, with many hotels having achieved third-party eco-certifications.
Responsible Business is a cornerstone of the Park Inn by Radisson culture. Many of our hotels have been distinguished with third party eco-labels and awards that highlight our efforts as responsible corporate hotels.
83% of our hotels have low-energy light bulbs in all guest rooms
81% have water-efficient shower heads in all guest rooms
92% of the hotels have a dedicated waste recycling area
79% use suppliers that comply with the latest environmental & ethical standards
All hotels offer waste sorting facilities in the meeting area.
Think Planet is designed to help us reduce energy consumption by 25% by the end of 2016. It was launched as a company-wide project for all of our hotels during Rezidor’s Annual Business Conference in London at the end of January 2012.
Rezidor hotels also have operational procedures in place to reduce the consumption of water and the generation of waste in our business every day. Investments in environmentally friendly technologies are made to maximise savings. Employee awareness is raised through dedicated training and communication campaigns.
Think Planet is both good for our business and good for our planet.
Think Planet commitments
Have 100% of hotels eco-labelled by 2015
Reduce energy consumption by 25% by 2016 compared to our 2011 baseline
Continue reducing water consumption and installing water-saving devices in guest rooms
Continue to reduce the amount of waste we produce and increase the percentage of waste which is recycled