The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Radisson Hotel Group has announced an ambitious emissions reduction target to be net zero by 2050 as part of its latest sustainability efforts outlined in the Group’s 2021 Responsible Business Report.

Radisson Hotel Group Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Inge Huijbrechts, said Radisson is committed to decarbonising the business.

“While net zero by 2050 seems far away, we need to take action immediately,” Huijbrechts said.

“Our world needs Responsible Businesses now more than ever, and we need to accelerate global climate action by 2030 in order to ensure a liveable future for both our people and our planet. Much needed progress can be made by taking everyone in the hospitality value chain on the sustainability journey by setting increasingly ambitious sustainability goals.”

Huijbrechts referenced Radisson’s leading role in developing the Hotel Sustainability Basics framework which will launch later this year in a bid to grow sustainable travel.

“Together with our new Build Planet guidelines to develop sustainable hotel asset portfolios, these are essential step-changes that need to be made on the route 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 13% of its water footprint per square meter compared to 2019. More than 56 of the Group’s properties now run 100% on renewable electricity, and last year properties were equipped with more than 500 electric car charging stations.

The Group also issued its sixth slavery and human trafficking statement last year and increased the number of women in leadership roles to 29%.