Radisson Hotel Group releases its 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report, marking 35 years since its pioneering first environmental policy

2023 was an exceptional year for Radisson Hotel Group’s award-winning Responsible Business program. The Group made significant progress in its transition to Net Zero by 2050, achieved key milestones in employee engagement and diversity, and continued to look beyond borders to bring the hospitality sector together to meet growing consumer demand for green to travel.

The release of Radisson Hotel Group’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2023 It has been 35 years since the Group issued its first ground-breaking environmental policy – ​​the first ever in the sector. The 2023 report outlines the key initiatives and milestones achieved by the Group over the past year in the areas of: Think about people, planet and communityand progress in its transformation Net zero by 2050.

As a global leader in corporate responsibility, the Group continues to transform its hotels and processes to be more sustainable and meet growing consumer demand for green travel, including the rollout of the Basics of hotel sustainability (HSB).

Following the approval of its science-based CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2030 by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the Group received the validation of its Science-based Net Zero Goals, aligning business objectives with the private sector’s contribution to the global COP21 climate goals. This validation supports Radisson Hotel Group’s vision to decouple carbon emissions from business growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 and progress towards Net Zero by 2050. The Group’s efforts have already made significant results, with a remarkable 35% reduction in CO2 emissions. footprint per square meter since 2019. The Group’s carbon footprint results were verified on a sample basis by TÜV Rheinland, including the assessment of evidence relevant to the voluntary reporting of emissions information.

A key priority for Radisson Hotel Group remains looking beyond corporate boundaries to play a greater role in the hospitality sector by encouraging hotels and travelers around the world on their sustainability journey. As a leading cross-sector supporter Path to net positive hospitality and the Basics of hotel sustainabilityas well as signatory of the Glasgow Declaration As an advocate of the Nature Positive vision for the hospitality sector, Radisson Hotel Group is considered among the leading companies driving the sustainability transformation of the hospitality sector.

Radisson Hotel Group is fully committed to the rollout of trusted sustainability labels across its hotels and continues to roll out the Basics of Hotel Sustainability (HSB). Currently, 50% of the Group’s hotels are in the verification process and 179 hotels are fully HSB certified, while a further 165 hotels are certified with an eco-label.

“Sustainability is a core part of our Five-Year Strategic Plan and is closely linked to other key initiatives, driving our vision as a meaningful brand for guests, owners and talent. We continue to invest in ESG and focus on cost efficiency and the revenue opportunities of being a responsible company. Together with key stakeholders and associations, we believe in encouraging and growing sustainable travel and making sustainability an intrinsic part of our 10 leading brands.” said Federico J. González, Executive Vice Chairman, Radisson Hotel Group.

Key achievements include:

Think people:

As a diverse and inclusive employer, Radisson Hotel Group provides meaningful career opportunities and advancements to inspire team members and help them grow professionally and personally. In 2023, team members participated more than 1.5 million hours of training and development. For the third consecutive year, the Group was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the The world’s best employers in the travel and leisure sector. Other key highlights from Think People include:

  • 83% Radisson Listens overall team member engagement score
  • 32% women in leadership positions
  • 8th slavery and human trafficking declaration issued
  • 188 hotels certified by Safehotels

Think community:

Radisson Hotel Group partners with multiple organizations to give back to the local communities in which it operates. The Group’s long-standing partnerships with global organizations such as SOS Children’s Villages International And Just a drop have transformed the daily lives of thousands of people around the world. Extra key Think community highlights include:

  • 36,700 volunteer hours from headquarters and hotel team members
  • Providing 29,500 people with safe drinking water for life through the Group’s towel reuse and green housekeeping programs
  • 1.3 million donated in cash and in-kind by corporate offices and hotels to non-profit organizations
  • Since the start of the partnership, €670,000+ in cash has been donated to SOS Children’s Villages

Think planet:

In line with its commitment to Net Zero by 2050, Radisson Hotel Group continues to implement concrete action towards Net Zero, protecting biodiversity and a just world. Extra key Think Planet highlights and achievements from 2023 include:

  • 35% reduction in carbon footprint per square meter since 2019
  • 67 hotels use 100% renewable electricity and significant progress has been made in activating the company’s sustainable energy strategy
  • All meetings are fully carbon offset, with 87,000 tonnes of CO2 offset since 2019
  • 970 charging points for electric cars throughout the group

Read the full Corporate Responsibility 2023 report here.

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