Rezidor reaches 220 eco-labelled hotels across Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, continues to go green: All across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Rezidor now counts more than 220 eco-labelled hotels – and is on track to become the first international hotel group to have all its properties eco-labelled by the year 2015.
“We are proud that 2/3 of our entire portfolio in operation is eco-labelled. Rezidor is a responsible organisation – we care for our planet and act in a sustainable way”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. The group features an industry-leading and award-winning Responsible Business Programme built on three pillars: Think Planet or minimizing the environmental footprint; Think People or caring about the health and safety of guests and employees; and Think Together or taking responsibility for business ethics and the local communities. Every year since 2010, Rezidor has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the US think tank “Ethisphere”.
Rezidor’s latest hotels to be eco-labelled are:
• Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
• Radisson Blu Hotel Madrid Prado, Spain
• Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo Heliopolis, Egypt
• Radisson Blu Fredensborg Hotel Bornholm, Denmark
• Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alushta, Ukraine
• Radisson Blu Resort Trysil, Norway
• Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, Norway
Rezidor works exclusively with internationally recognized eco-labels that are validated by an external audit. Key eco-labelling partners are Green Key (in 2009, Rezidor became the first international hotel group to partner with Green Key), Nordic Swan (Nordics), Green Tourism Business Scheme (UK) and Green Hospitality Award (Ireland).
In order to attain an eco-label hotels have to comply with strict environmental requirements and actions criteria in energy and water savings, waste management, environmental management, use of fair trade and organic products. The Radisson Blu Hotel Madrid Prado for example has invested 15,000 EUR in LED lighting, various insulation measures, waste management and a move to eco-labelled cleaning products before achieving the Green Key.
Notes to Editors:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with more than 95,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a strategic alliance agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent properties in EMEA. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The corporate support office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.rezidor.com
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