Radisson Hotel Group commits to Net Zero by 2050

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Radisson Hotel Group said in a new report that it is firmly committed to decarbonizing its operations by setting ambitious targets to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050, in line with the SBTi Net-Zero standard.

Radisson Hotel Group’s Responsible Business Report 2021 presents its latest sustainability goals in line with its five-year strategic plan. These include its commitment to become net zero by 2050, accelerating the implementation of the cross-industry Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality and Hotel Sustainability Basics initiative and reaffirming the Group’s commitment to people, the community and the planet as an award-winning employer. .

THINK PLANET – Radisson Hotel Group is building on its long tradition of sustainability by committing to setting science-based emission reduction targets and strengthening its performance with a net-zero carbon future in sight by 2050. This includes a science-based long-term goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 at the latest, in line with the SBTi Net-Zero standard. Radisson Hotel Group will be part of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign and will join the UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign as part of a major globally coordinated effort to achieve net zero emissions.

In 2021, the Group reduced its carbon footprint by 23% per square meter and reduced its water footprint by 13% per square meter (vs. 2019). In accordance with the Group’s energy transition strategy, more than 56 establishments run on 100% renewable electricity. In 2021, Radisson Hotel Group increased the number of properties equipped with electric car charging stations to nearly 500 in partnership with Allego, Sunfuel and other global partners. Radisson Meetings continues to lead the industry in being 100% carbon neutral and offsetting 37,800 tonnes of carbon since 2019.

THINK OF THE PEOPLE – One of Radisson Hotel Group’s top priorities in 2021 remained the continued focus on the health, safety and security of its team members, guests and business partners. Following the launch and implementation of the Radisson Hotel Security Protocol across the portfolio, 100% of eligible hotels have completed third-party validation by SGS to ensure the latest security protocols are in place and enforced implemented correctly. To date, 133 hotels remain certified by Safehotels, the world’s leading safety and security certification company.

The Group reaffirmed its continued strong focus on human rights, business ethics and diversity in hotels worldwide by issuing its sixth statement on slavery and human trafficking and increasing the number women in management positions at 29%. Radisson Hotel Group continued to expand its online learning and development initiatives in partnership with hospitality training provider Typsy, resulting in a 120% increase in training hours in 2021 compared to 2020. Radisson Hotel Group has been recognized by Forbes as the #4 Best Employer in the Travel and Leisure industry, underscoring the Group’s commitment to its employees and its notable distinction as a leading employer of record.

THINK COMMUNITY – Radisson Hotel Group is deeply committed to supporting the communities where it works and operates. Team members have volunteered over 26,500 hours and donated over €510,000 to charitable causes, including SOS Children’s Villages, the Group’s global charity partner.

More than 28,500 people gained access to clean water and hygiene solutions through water relief partner, Just A Drop, in countries like India. Radisson Hotel Group has supported 12 environmental and social carbon offset projects in China, India, Peru, the United States, Turkey and Borneo through its industry-leading 100% Carbon Neutral Meetings initiative.

In addition to focusing on the responsible business pillars of Think People, Think Community and Think Planet, Radisson Hotel Group is a core member of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and plays a key role in developing the Hotel Sustainability Basics in cooperation with the WTTC. The goal of the initiative is to create consistency across the industry and provide clear-to-recognize, easy-to-implement, and meaningful steps to improve sustainability at any given hotel. The basic framework will raise the global baseline of hotel sustainability in a way that is transparent and easy to understand for all travelers and stakeholders.

“I am delighted to announce that Radisson Hotel Group is setting emission reduction targets in line with climate science, and we are committed to decarbonizing our business. While net zero by 2050 seems a long way off, we need to act now. said Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Radisson Hotel Group.

“Our world needs responsible business now more than ever, and we must accelerate global climate action by 2030 to ensure a livable future for both our people and our planet. Much-needed progress can be made. by taking all actors in the hospitality value chain on the path to sustainability by setting increasingly ambitious sustainability targets.

“We are proud to play a leading role in the development of the Hotel Sustainability Basics, which will be launched later this year to establish a common industry framework for developing sustainable travel. With our new Build Planet guidelines for developing sustainable hotel asset portfolios, these are critical changes that need to be made on the road to Net Zero,” added Huijbrechts.

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