Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group reaches 220 Eco-Labelled Hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

August 21, 2013 // Franchising.com // Brussels - Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, continues to go green: across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Carlson Rezidor 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 two-thirds of our entire portfolio in operation is eco-labelled. Carlson Rezidor is a responsible organisation – we care for our planet and act in a sustainable way”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

The group features an industry-leading and award-winning Responsible Business Programme built on three pillars: Think Planet – minimizing the environmental footprint; Think People – caring about the health and safety of guests and employees; and Think Together – taking responsibility for business ethics and the local communities. 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, Carlson 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.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

SOURCE Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Contacts:

Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication
Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com

Renu Snehi
Senior Director Corporate Communication
Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezior.com

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