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Radisson Hotel Group has introduced that it’s the world’s first lodge group to make all meetings and events throughout 400+ resorts in its EMEA portfolio carbon negative. For each occasion going down at its collaborating resorts, Radisson Hotel Group will offset double the carbon footprint, to make sure that each assembly has a optimistic affect on the surroundings.
For meetings booked between 18 October 2021 and 31 January 2022 and going down earlier than thirty first March 2022, Carbon Negative. Planet Positive will set a brand new sustainability commonplace within the world hospitality trade. The program permits purchasers to host meetings in a sustainable manner by offsetting double the CO2 emissions from meetings and events freed from cost to the shopper, making meetings that happen throughout this era at collaborating resorts carbon negative.
Carbon Negative. Planet Positive reinforces the Group’s 100% Carbon Neutral meetings providing, in place throughout the Group’s 1,600 resorts worldwide since 2019. The initiative kinds a part of the Group’s wider Responsible Business program which targets decreasing the Group’s carbon footprint by 30%, and which goals to set science-based targets. Since the launch of the 100% Carbon Neutral Meetings program, the Group has offset over 30,300 tons of CO2 without charge to its purchasers, which is the equal to eradicating greater than 6,500 gas pushed cars1 off the highway.
Carbon Negative, Planet Positive meetings complement the Group’s Hybrid Meetings options which launched in 2020 and provide homeowners and company the flexibleness and house optimization they require to raised meet the speedy life-style modifications of at the moment’s vacationers. Hybrid Meetings can be found throughout greater than 100 resorts in EMEA and contribute to a lighter scope 3 footprint for the shopper.
“The upcoming COP26 conference will see world leaders come together to discuss climate change which needs all our attention. At Radisson Hotel Group, we are constantly reviewing how we as a global business can influence positive climate action, and how we can encourage the hospitality industry to push the boundaries on green meetings and events. We are proud to be pioneering this initiative and trust that meeting organizers around the globe recognize the positive impact they can have on the environment as face-to-face meetings increase,” says Eric de Neef, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Branding & Commercial Officer.
“Carbon Negative. Planet Positive allows you to make your meetings carbon negative and your impact planet positive. With the return of business travel, now is the time to have a positive impact. For Radisson Hotel Group, it is important that we offset carbon emissions according to the highest quality standards and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is why we select offsetting projects that are not only good for the environment, but also socially relevant. This initiative plays a key role in helping us achieve our Responsible Business targets to protect people, planet, and community,” says Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications.
For every assembly, the carbon footprint is calculated utilizing the HCMI methodology2 and then offset by tasks that are Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) acknowledged. These tasks fight local weather change and contribute to sustainable growth according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embrace: a clear cooking and protected water program in Kenya, wind farm tasks in Turkey, India, and the US to generate inexperienced electrical energy, a forest safety program in Peru to cut back deforestation sustainably, and a biogas challenge in rural China. In addition, members of Radisson’s Radisson Rewards loyalty program may select to redeem their loyalty factors to offset their keep.
Carbon Negative. Planet Positive. can be out there from October 18, 2021 to January 31, 2022, for meetings and events going down between October 18, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
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