Responsible Business Heritage

Pro-active environmental first movers

Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of Radisson Hotel Group's broader commitment to sustainable development since we launched our first environmental policy back in 1989.

Our award winning Responsible Business program is now fully aligned with the company's core business objectives. It effectively increases our awareness and readiness to handle risks – and it works to reduce costs.

It is also designed to help us capture every available opportunity as we work towards our goal of being an industry leader with solid, long-term profitability.

2018

  • 80% of Hotels are eco-labelled
  • Announcing a global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, as part of the Group’s Destination 2022 5-year strategy
  • The group is recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the ninth year in a row
  • The innovative towel replacement program at Radisson Blu, provides safe drinking water to 22,500 children

2017

  • 2017 Radisson Blu wins IMEX-GMIC sustainability award for Blu Planet
  • Radisson Hotel Group wins the United Nations World Tourism Organization award for innovation in Enterprises with “Adding Color to Lives”

2016-2018

  • Radisson Hotel Group receives the Eco Vadis Silver recognition for sustainable supply chain practices for the 3 consecutive years

2016

  • Radisson Hotel Group signs a unique cooperation agreement with the IFC EDGE to promote green buildings in emerging markets
  • Successfully wrap up our five-year ambitious Think Planet target to save 25% of energy
  • Radisson Hotel Group becomes a silver member of Sustainable Brands International (SBI)

2015

  • Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands, where 30% of the employees are deaf, wins the Guardian Sustainable Business award
  • Radisson Hotel Group launches Adding Color to Lives the project to help youth in risk
  • Radisson Blu launches the Blu Planet initiative, which focuses on conserving and protecting the Earth’s limited supply of fresh water

2014

  • Signatory of UN CEO Water Mandate & launch of Radisson Blu towel reuse linked to donations to provide safe drinking water to communities in need
  • Radisson Hotel Group signs the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and launches its Women in Leadership initiative

2013

  • Responsible Business launches a new training
  • Radisson Hotel Group becomes lead partner of the Youth Career Initiative

2012

  • Think Planet Energy saving initiative targets 25% consumption savings in 5 years

2010

  • The group targets 100% eco-labelled hotels and achieves an eco–label for 55% of hotels
  • First global Responsible Business action month with Carlson Companies
  • First time awarded as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

2009

  • The Group joins the United Nations Global Compact

2008

  • Launch of www.rezidorethics.com, an independently managed website for reports on the Business Ethics

2007

  • First international hotel group to offer guests carbon offsetting
  • World Childhood Foundation becomes corporate charity organization

2004

  • Signature of ECPAT Code of Conduct against sexual exploitation of children
  • Hospitality Award for Environmental Protection

2003

  • Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Oslo, is first Rezidor property to receive an eco-label
  • The Group becomes chair of International Hotels Environment Initiative Executive Committee
  • Launch of Hotel Environment Action Month (now Community Action Month)

2001

  • Save the Children becomes corporate charity organization
  • Monthly reporting of energy, water and waste
  • First Responsible Business training
  • Launch of the Responsible Business program encompassing the three pillars

1996

  • Launch of the Radisson SAS environmental program
  • Founding member of the International Hotels Environment Initiative

1989

  • First Environmental Policy

2018

  • Over 225 hotels are Safehotels Certified

2015-2018

  • Chairing of the OSAC Belgium country council

2015-2017

  • Chairing of the OSAC Hotel Security Working Group

2014

  • Creation of the Global Safety and Security Council
  • Signing a global agreement with Safehotels Alliance, the leading hotel security certification company

2010

  • Safety and security program for Radisson hotel Group goes global

2008

  • Founding member of the Hotel Security Working Group (HSWG) in the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
  • Monthly TRIC=S safety and security reports distributed to all General Managers

2006

  • Launch of the online self-security assessment tool (3T monitor, now called SSA)

1998

  • Move from control to support

1991

  • First major event planning program

1988

  • First Safety and Security manual