Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp

Responsible Business - Let's take responsibility


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). 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 Carlson 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.

Safehotels Certification
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is a certified safe hotel. In December 2014, Carlson Rezidor became the 1st major international hotel group to use the acclaimed independent Safehotels certification program.
In addition to meeting local regulatory requirements and our internal brand operations and security standards, the property is also independently surveyed. This certification provides a yearly verification by the internationally renowned security consultancy Safehotels Alliance, assuring that our hotel works in a structured way to keep guests safe at all times.
Guests can rest easy knowing The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp has updated safety and security procedures, training programs and incident response protocols to face any situation that may occur.

Examples of our RB activities

  • 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 to save 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
Club Carlson for Planners offsets the carbon footprint of your meeting:
  • Automatically purchased carbon credits at no cost to the planner
  • Offsets through renewable energy in India plus the planting of 1 tree in Kenya
  • Calculation of offsets based on the energy use of your meeting or event
For more information, please visit Club Carlson.