Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has signed the Glasgow Declaration, reaffirming the group’s commitment to sustainability.
The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism is a catalyst for increased urgency about the need to accelerate climate action in tourism and to secure strong commitments to support the global goals to halve emissions over the next decade and reach net zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.
RHG has made substantial strides to drive change in the hospitality industry’s response to climate change, towards sustainability, renewable energy, green building design, green mobility, and the establishment of the Hotel Sustainability Basics to target net zero Hospitality by 2050.
Aside from receiving confirmation and validation of its near-term Science Based Targets (SBTs) aligned with its commitment to be net zero by 2050, RHG also has set clear targets and plans to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 46 per cent before 2030, as well as to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy-related activities and franchises by 28 per cent within the same timeframe.
Reducing its carbon footprint with a strategy focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy as two key impact levers, the group is currently undergoing an energy transition and is rolling out renewable energy solutions designed to achieve the greatest carbon reduction impact tailored for each of its core markets.
Over the past decade, RHG has achieved energy efficiency savings of 30 per cent, and offset over 45,000 tons of carbon for clients with its 100 per cent Carbon Neutral meetings. Compared to 2019, the group has also reduced carbon emissions by 22 per cent per square metre and water footprint by 23 per cent per square metre in 2021.
Aligning with building LEED, BREAM, and EDGE sustainable building certifications, RHG has defined its own Build Planet guidelines which provide an additional framework and modelling tools for forward thinking asset owners looking to join the path to net zero.
In addition, RHG plans to expand its network of over 510 electric car-charging stations across EMEA, in partnership with Allego. The group has also recently launched the first ultra-fast Electric Charging Hub in Frankfurt, Germany, and will install its first Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in partnership with SunFuel at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi International Airport in India this September.
There are also plans to install additional EV chargers across RHG’s portfolio in South Asia.