Radisson Hotel Group has announced an ambitious goal of reducing net-zero emissions by 2050 as part of its latest sustainability efforts outlined in the group’s 2021 Responsible Business Report.
Inge Huijbrechts, Radisson Hotel Group’s Global Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, said Radisson is committed to decarbonizing the business.
“While net zero by 2050 seems a long way off, we need to act immediately,” Huijbrechts said.
“Our world needs responsible business now more than ever, and we must accelerate global climate action by 2030 to ensure a livable future for both our people and our planet. Much-needed progress can be made. by taking all actors in the hospitality value chain on the path to sustainability by setting increasingly ambitious sustainability goals.
Huijbrechts referenced Radisson’s leadership role in developing the Hotel Sustainability Basics framework to be launched later this year with the aim of developing sustainable travel.
“With our new Build Planet guidelines for developing sustainable hotel asset portfolios, these are critical changes that need to be made on the road to Net Zero,” she said.
Radisson’s 2021 Responsible Business Report also reaffirmed the group’s commitment to people, community and planet.
In 2021, the Group reduced its carbon footprint by 23% per square meter and reduced its water footprint by 13% per square meter compared to 2019. More than 56 Group properties now run on 100% renewable electricity. equipped with more than 500 charging stations for electric cars.
The Group also issued its sixth statement on slavery and human trafficking last year and increased the number of women in leadership positions to 29%.