SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization focused solely on building stable, loving families for vulnerable children. At Radisson Hotel Group Americas, we aim to have all of our hotels sponsor at least one child each and provide them with access to food, shelter, and a better future.
First Climate partners with Radisson Meetings Americas to host Carbon Neutral Meetings, which help offset carbon usage and support communities in Peru, Kenya, and India. Radisson Rewards Americas members can donate their points to support the carbon reduction project of Madre de Dios, Peru, implementing sustainable forest management.
To help provide children around the world with access to safe drinking water, we’ve partnered with Just a Drop, a global organization focused on water stewardship. To conserve water use at participating hotels, we’ve implemented a towel reuse program to encourage guests to reuse their towels and forego housekeeping. Each time a towel is reused, we make a donation to Just a Drop. Through these donations, we’ve helped get safe drinking water to over 25,000 people across Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, and India.
For many communities around the world, soap is inaccessible. The result? Seven million children die each year from diseases that are preventable with basic handwashing. To help remedy this problem, Soap for Hope takes unfinished soap bars and creates new bars using an innovative cold-press method. Since this process requires no electricity or running water, it can be used in the at-risk communities where soap is otherwise unavailable. Radisson Hotel Group Americas partners with Soap for Hope by donating its solid soap waste to the cause.
In order to help businesses improve their environmental and social impact, EcoVadis rates the sustainability of companies’ practices. They also assist organizations in making their global supply chains more sustainable. At Radisson Hospitality AB, we’ve been recognized by EcoVadis with the Silver award for sustainable supply chain practices, placing us among the top 30% of EcoVadis performers.
A six-month education and employability program, Youth Career Initiative (YCI) works with unemployed young people who need external help to find a viable route into stable employment or to improve their socio-economic situation. Offered in 19 countries across five continents, this program has a high success rate of 85% of participants securing jobs or continuing their education afterward.
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) works with the world's leading hotel companies to drive responsible business practices in the industry by providing a non-competitive platform to collaborate. At Radisson Hotel Group Americas, we have fully aligned our Responsible Business strategy and objectives with ITP’s 2030 industry targets, which include contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and to the COP 21 climate agreement.
Radisson Hospitality AB is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, created in 2009. Radisson Hotel Group Americas embraces the Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Through strategic actions emphasizing collaboration and innovation, we seek to advance the Compact’s broad societal goals, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN CEO Water Mandate calls on business leaders to take the reins in advancing corporate water stewardship. Participating organizations engage in six areas to aid the cause: direct operations, supply chain, collective action, public policy, community engagement, and transparency. Radisson Hospitality AB was the first hospitality company to sign the Mandate in 2014 and continues its commitment today.
A proud member of ECPAT-USA, Radisson Hotel Group endorses the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct. A joint initiative between the tourism private sector and ECPAT, the Code is the only voluntary set of business principles travel and tour companies can implement to prevent child sex tourism and child trafficking.
To ensure transparency and accountability, Radisson Hotel Group seeks the audit services and endorsement of recognized global eco-labels like Green Key and Green Key Global. Additionally, more than 450 Radisson Hotel Group hotels have earned an eco-label through green hotel programs like TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders.
This acclaimed independent certification program sets standards for hotel safety and security measures to benefit employees, owners, and of course, guests. Certification requires an assessment of a hotel’s performances on fire safety equipment and training, security measures, crisis management, and more. Radisson Hotel Group is the first major international hotel group to partner with Safehotels.
One of the founding members of the Hotel Security Working Group (HSWG) at the US State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Radisson Hotel Group is committed to advancing security for travelers. In addition to conducting joint training sessions, Working Group members exchange information on potential threats and monitor emerging threats.