Responsible Business - Let's Take Responsibility
Hotel practises Responsible Business
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 RB Action Plan covering areas such as community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being and health and safety. The group was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute in 2010.
The hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and Carlson Rezidor's corporate international charity organisation, the World Childhood Foundation. 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. Responsible Business activities and achievements:
- An 88% reduction in carbon dioxide is recorded, compared to that of a traditionally built hotel.
- Construction rating for the Energy Performance Certificate rates the hotel as AAA+, powered and heated by a tri-generation combined heat and power plant (CHP) to provide heating and cooling needs, with surplus power being exported to the grid.
- The hotel is served by a rainwater harvesting system. Rainwater from the roof is collected, filtered and stored in an underground tank and then pumped around the building and utilised for non-potable purposes.
- Upon induction, every employee at this hotel receives the Living Responsible Business training; all managers participate in Leading Responsible Business training.