Responsible Business - Let's take responsibility
Hotels play an important role in the tourism and travel industry, which contributes to the economic development of local communities around the world. The Carlson-Rezidor Hotel Group realises that it cannot thrive without the help of the community. Every year, the company hosts more than 11 million guests in 270 hotels in 45 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The hotels take their role seriously, facilitating the preservation of local traditions as well as supporting the protection of cultural heritage sites and the natural environment.
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of Carlson-Rezidor's broader commitment to sustainable development for many years. In 2001, this commitment was fortified and placed within the scope of a programme called Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique Responsible Business plan covering areas such as community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being, and health and safety.
Carlson-Rezidor hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the corporate international charity organisation, the World Childhood Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to defend the rights of children and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world.
This hotel’s RB activities and achievements include:
- Eco-label certification by Green Key
- Five-way waste recycling system (glass, paper, metal, plastic and organic waste)
- Installation of water-flow reducers in all guest rooms and the spa area
- Establishment of a non-smoking work environment
- Use of low-energy light bulbs throughout the entire hotel