Responsible Business - Let's take responsibility
Hotel believes in ideals of Responsible Business
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of the broader commitment of the 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). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering areas such as community outreach, cultural heritage, employee and children’s rights, health and safety and environmental improvements. The hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the corporate international charity organization supported by the Rezidor Hotel Group, the World Childhood Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to defend the rights of the child and promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children all over the world.
Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp goes green
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel holds Green Key certification, an international label for environmentally friendly tourism attractions and accommodations. The hotel seeks to promote sustainability without compromising comfort. The Green Key lets guests know they are staying at an ecologically friendly hotel, and it spurs the hotel to analyze and implement all investments in a sustainable way. Money saved from sustainable management is used to further improve guest service.
- All traditional light bulbs replaced with energy-efficient bulbs
- Auctions to benefit Mothers for Mothers, a local initiative to help young mothers and children in need
- Building awareness among guests about methods for saving water and energy (offering the option to reuse towels, for example)
- Dedicated RB coordinator and energy manager
- Money collection for the World Childhood Foundation during September
- Optimization of energy-consuming equipment
- RB training during introductory staff training and as part of follow-up training to build employee awareness
- Sorting of glass, cardboard, hazardous material and organic waste, and separated bins in the lobby for guest use
- Water-saving shower heads and flow-restricting filters in taps
- Working with suppliers to reduce and reuse delivery materials
- Automatically purchased carbon credits at no cost to the planner
- Offsets through renewable energy in India plus the planting of one tree in Kenya
- Calculation of offsets based on the energy use of your meeting or event
It will take one year for the bees to produce surplus honey that can be harvested and then incorporated into the Square restaurant Brasserie & Terrace's dining menu.
“Bees play such an important role in pollinating plants that it is very important we do what we can to help the species and provide them with a healthy environment in which they can thrive,” said Dominique Jansen, Director of Sales. “Using locally sourced ingredients is at the heart of what we do in Radisson Blu Astrid, so once the honey is ready, we will incorporate this into dishes on our menu, allowing us to add even more local flavor.
Herbs on the Roof
Herbs on the Roof
Developed in collaboration with a renowned French nutritionist, Dr. Patrick Serog, the Pink Breakfast is a charitable and educational initiative which highlights 2 natural substances and 6 healthy key foods that are incorporated into original recipes created by the chefs of Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts.
With this project, our aim is to empower each guest in their action. They will have the opportunity to freely donate EUR 1 per stay to Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer Coalition that works to raise breast cancer awareness and mobilize the support of European women. They strive to improve breast cancer education, screenings and optimal treatment, and increase funding for research.