Le groupe hôtelier Radisson se décrot comme le premier au monde à rendre neutres en carbone les réunions et événements accueillis dans ses 400 hôtels de la région EMEA The Radisson Hotel Group describes itself as the world’s first to make meetings and events hosted at its 400 hotels in the EMEA region carbon neutral.

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is doing more than offsetting the hosting of meetings and events in these hotels. In more than 400 hotels in its portfolio, it even intends to make their carbon footprint negative through its “Carbon Negative. Planet Positive” initiative. For meetings booked between October 18, 2021 and January 31, 2022 and taking place before March 31, 2022, this program consists of offsetting, free of charge, twice the CO2 emissions of corporate events hosted in the hotels.

The calculation of this carbon footprint is based on the HCMI methodology, established according to the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative tool. Offsetting is based on Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard projects and can take the form of supporting a drinking water programme in Kenya, various wind farm projects around the world or forest protection in Peru.

With business travel returning, now is the time to make a positive impact,”

said Inge Huijbrechts, global senior vice president of sustainability, safety and corporate communications for Radisson Hotel Group. “Carbon Negative. Planet Positive” extends the 100% Carbon Neutral Meetings program launched by Radisson in 2019 and in place at the group’s 1,600 hotels worldwide.

The programme, which is in line with the hotelier’s CSR goals – to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% – has already seen the group offset more than 30,300 tonnes of CO2, and at no cost to its guests. ” Radisson Hotel Group is constantly looking at how we, as a global company, can influence positive climate action and how we can encourage the hotel industry to push the boundaries of green meetings and events

,” said Eric de Neef, Executive Vice President, Global Brand and Commercial.

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