GOING GREEN WITH RADISSON BLU
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 programme called Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering areas such as community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being, and health and safety.
The hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the World Childhood Foundation, an international charity organisation supported by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The mission of the foundation is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. This year Carlson Rezidor has also decided to support the children's charity Variety. This charity is about increasing positive experience for children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.
RB activities of this hotelTree Planting with TreeBristol
For the past 2 years, a team from the hotel has volunteered with TreeBristol to plant trees throughout Bristol, beautifying the city and improving the environment.
Quids for Kids
In 2013, the hotel participated in Quids for Kids, which gives guests the option to add GBP 1 to their bill. The money collected at the end of the year was equally divided between Variety and the World Childhood Foundation.
Responsible Business Action Month
Every year, the hotel participates in the Responsible Business Action Month, getting involved with community activities and sporting events.
South West Fairtrade Business Awards
The hotel received Silver in the Best Accommodation category at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards, a programme put on by a network of volunteers and businesses that support fair trade. This achievement has encouraged hotel staff to continue supporting fair trade and local products.