Airport hotel strives to be a Responsible Business
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community is an important part of the broader commitment of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to sustainable development. In 2001, this commitment was fortified and placed within the scope of a programme called Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering such areas as community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being and health and safety. That tradition continues with the Responsible Business programme at the Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel.
In addition to engaging with local charity groups, Rezidor Hotels and Resorts around the world have an ongoing relationship with the World Childhood Foundation, founded by Sweden's Queen Silvia in 1999. The World Childhood Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the most vulnerable children in the world by giving them a safe and secure childhood. The Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel, located close to Stockholm, contributes proceeds from local projects to the foundation.
Responsible Business activities and achievements of this hotel include:
- 100% renewable energy use guarantee
- 100% use of environmentally approved copy paper and conference pads
- Development of action plans to reduce the environmental impact of energy, water, waste and chemicals
- Hotel conference facility became both climate neutral and certified by the Nordic Ecolabel in 2008
- Increased range of organic and fair-trade food served in the restaurant
- Low-energy bulbs and master switches to reduce electricity use
- Responsible Business training for all staff
- Television channels exclude adult movies
- Two of the hotel's four cars were replaced with environmentally friendly vehicles
- Use of more than 70% environmentally approved detergents and drying agents
MinStoraDag - charitable foundation
The Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel and Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel work in close cooperation with The Foundation MinStoraDag (translated “MyBigDay”). The hotels, in the first half of this year, had the opportunity to help several families with a hotel stay when children realised their dreams and wishes.
Founded in 2000, MinStoraDag, helps seriously ill children between the ages of 3 and 18 who need encouragement. Every year, hundreds of children in Sweden are diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. MinStoraDag gives these children something wonderful to dream about when days are long and treatments are harsh.
MinStoraDag has been able to complete more projects than ever this year, thanks to dedication and help from several companies and individuals.