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Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Maputo

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS


RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESIDENCE, MAPUTO PRACTICES RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

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, 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.
 

RB ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

Environmentally friendly activities 
  • Energy-saving light bulbs throughout hotel
  • Participation in annual Earth hour
  • Participation in clean-up campaign
  • The hotel's water is recycled and used to irrigate the gardens
  • Tap water in the residence tower is drinkable
Social and community outreach 
  • Donation of used soaps and slippers to old age homes and hospitals
  • Certain food items are purchased from a community of HIV-positive women aided by a nuns NGO
  • Donation of 100 mattresses to orphanage
  • Uniform and equipment contribution to young impoverished athletes
  • Donation of nonperishable food to HIV-positive mothers and babies
Staff involvement 
  • Responsible Business training for all staff
  • First aid training provided to staff
  • Participation by staff members in city cleaning projects
  • Clothes donations by hotel staff
  • On-going recycling projects 
Guest involvement
  • Donating one dollar on their stay for charitable causes 
  • Electing to participate in the towel and linen replacement programs
  • Using the battery recycling box at reception
  • Participating in Earth hour activities