BRUSSELS—Rezidor, 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 a Responsible Business Program 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.
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, 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.