Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) is now part of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) in its continued mission to drive forward the hospitality industry’s sustainability agenda and support the ongoing development of integrated sustainable tourism practices.
A sustainable hotel group, RHG, has made substantial strides to drive climate action in the hospitality industry – one of which is the goal of achieving net zero by 2050 – towards sustainability, renewable energy, green building design, green mobility, and the establishment of the Hotel Sustainability Basics.
Its membership in the GSTC forms part of its strategic focus to drive cross-industry cooperation and establish transparent and measurable standards for sustainability within the hospitality industry, as well as foster increased coordination between the private and public sector.
The GSTC was formed in 2007 as a coalition of 32 partners, initiated by the Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation), and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Inge Huijbrechts, global senior vice president sustainability, security and corporate communication, RHG commented: “Sustainability is not competitive but rather collaborative – together we can aim to help solving global issues we all face.
“We look forward to working with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and its partners to align our strong criteria to reach net zero emissions latest by 2050.”
During this year’s COP27 in Egypt, the group reaffirmed its strong commitment to sustainability by signing the Glasgow Declaration. Also, RHG, along with other top brands, associations and destinations in the industry, launched the Hotel Sustainability Basics at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit earlier this year.