Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds

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 programme 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 hotel is engaged with both local charity groups and 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.

RB activities and achievements of this hotel include

Employees and guests
  • 24-hour security
  • Awareness-building of RB through leaflets and monthly newsletters
  • Cross-departmental health, safety and security committee
  • Ongoing RB training and awareness activities


  • Constant monitoring of water quality and emission control
  • Continual improvements in energy efficiency - installed LED lighting in all corridors / back of house and reduction in energy consumption of 33%
  • Towel replacement only upon guest request
  • Waste separation and recycling


  • Introduction of fair-trade products
  • Use of environmentally friendly products and chemicals