Radisson Hotels Group sounds the sustainability call

The hotel group has signed the Glasgow Declaration and urged other hospitality players to reduce emissions.

Radisson Hotels Group’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 was announced in March.
Radisson Hotels Group’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 was announced in March. Photo Credit: Adobe/Cavan

Radisson Hotels Group, which has signed the Glasgow Declaration, says by doing so it is encouraging other hospitality groups to join the call for strong actions to halve emissions over the next decade and reach net zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.

The Declaration, which Radisson Hotels Group signed during the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, which is taking place from 6-18 November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, is focused on climate action in tourism. It was launched at COP26, held in Glasgow last year.

Inge Huijbrechts, global senior vice president sustainability, security and corporate communication at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “At Radisson Hotel Group we are serious about moving our company and its 1,100 hotels in operation and development on the path to Net Zero by 2050. The Glasgow Declaration expresses a clear direction of travel and overall vision for the industry. We activate our Net Zero Transformation by helping our hotels to progress on the journey, starting with the Hotel Sustainability Basics and leading to full decarbonisation by 2050.”

Over the past decade, Radisson Hotel Group says it has made great strides and achieved excellent energy efficiency savings of 30%. In addition, the group has offset over 45,000 tons of carbon for clients with its 100% Carbon Neutral meetings.

In 2021, the group also reduced its carbon emissions by 22% per square metre compared to 2019 and reduced its water footprint by 23% per square metre versus 2019.