Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

Responsible Business

Galway, Ireland hotel's Responsible Business activities
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of 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 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. Rezidor hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the corporate international charity organisation recognised by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the World Childhood Foundation. The mission of this 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 Galway, Ireland hotel's Responsible Business practices include:

  • Action week held in the hotel's Leisure Centre, including a water polo night and morning tea in aid of Enable Ireland
  • Annual Lough Atalia cleanup to rid the area of debris
  • An opportunity for guests to contribute (voluntarily) a minimum of EUR 1 each during the month of September and for Radisson Blu corporate clients to buy raffle tickets in support of the international aid agency, GOAL
  • Hot meals for residents of the COPE homeless shelter
  • Involvement in Ireland's largest coffee morning to support the local business community and the local Galway Hospice Foundation
  • Large mural created by the restaurant staff to represent the 22 nationalities represented among the staff at the hotel and to support diversity in the workplace
  • Staff raffle to raise money for Shelterbox through the Galway Rotary Club
Ongoing Responsible Business activities:
  • Bring 'n Bin campaign for different charities selected by the RB team to receive donations from the staff's collection of goods, clothing and various categories of items on a monthly basis
  • Community involvement sponsorship of local football, GAA and rugby
  • Continuous support of local charities by way of voucher donations and support when hotel hosts charity functions
Environmental improvements:
  • Energy saving
  • Safe disposal of light bulbs, batteries, used cooking oil and used equipment
  • Separation of all waste for recycling
  • Water saving
Employee health:
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Good work practices
  • Health and safety in the work place
Guest involvement:
  • Battery disposal box at reception
  • Healthy choices and organic options in on-site restaurants
  • Save the Children box at reception
  • Save water - guests have option to reuse their towels when staying more than one night