Radisson Hotel Group has received confirmation and validation of its near-term Science Based Targets (SBTs) aligned with its commitment to be Net Zero by 2050.
The authentication was provided by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between experts such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and the United Nations Global Compact, which drives ambitious climate action in business. It places Radisson Hotel Group amongst top companies in the world who align with the COP climate goals and set their carbon reduction targets according to scientific measurements.
“Radisson Hotel Group has a strong, long-standing history of pioneering sustainability initiatives in the hospitality industry. Our Responsible Business pillars of Think People, Think Community, and Think Planet play an important part not only in our transformation plan, but also of what we see as our duty as hoteliers to establish a better tomorrow. We are taking clear action and affirming our commitment to be net-zero by 2050, not for our commercial gain but to create concrete change and encourage others to join us on the journey to net-zero, and eventually net positive,” said Federico J. González, CEO of Radisson Hotel Group.
According to Radisson Hotel Group, it has made energy efficiency gains of 30% over the past 10 years, reductions it hopes will continue to increase as more hotels are certified with green building certificates. The Group reduced carbon emission by 22% per square metre and water footprint by 23% per square meter in 2021 compared to 2019.
Under its own Build Planet guidelines, Radisson’s hotels are “renovated or built based on a series of sustainable conditions from the preliminary assessment phase through to the operational phase and these conditions include the use of sustainable materials and an efficient use of resources. The Group’s Build Planet guidelines provide an additional framework and modelling tools for forward thinking asset owners who are looking to join the path to net-zero.”
Environment-friendly initiatives at its property in the Maldives using its own Water Bottling Plant on the island; linen and towel reuse programs offered to all guests, and minimising single-use plastic in the resorts.