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SOS Children's Villages Statement

May 6, 2021

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

We are deeply saddened and concerned to read about the issues in safeguarding and governance mentioned in the statement of Ingrid Maria Johansen, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages, on May 6, 2021.

Radisson Hotel Group and Radisson Hotel Group Americas’ priority lies with the care for local communities, and in particular children and youth, by helping to provide food, shelter, and a better future for the vulnerable. From the start of our partnership in 2018 when we appointed SOS Children’s Villages as one of the Group’s global charity partners, we have witnessed the essential and good work many entities of SOS Children’s Villages around the world have done for children and youth in their care in education and in community projects. We have always supported the organization and its work with children and youth in good faith, and adhered to the strictest codes of conduct, reporting, and application of all child-safeguarding policies in our volunteering and fundraising activities, as requested by SOS Children’s Villages International.

Effective immediately, Radisson Hotel Group and Radisson Hotel Group Americas are suspending their cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages, including all fundraising and volunteering, until we receive more information to assess the full impact of the issues and the remediation actions SOS Children’s Villages will implement across its entire organization, national entities and villages. We continue to believe in the unconditional rights of children, the importance for companies to support charities in their essential work, and the obligation of any charity to support, care for, and cherish the children and youth in their care.

About Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world's largest hotel companies with eight distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. 

The Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. 

Radisson Hotel Group Americas takes pride in its Every Moment Matters brand promise to always provide guests with exceptional experiences. In addition, the Radisson Rewards Americas loyalty program delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments and outstanding loyalty benefits for guests, meeting planners, travel agents, and business partners. 

Radisson Meetings Americas treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar with three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics of the signature Yes I Can! service spirit and being uniquely 100% carbon neutral.  

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Radisson Hotel Group, and the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.

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