Radisson Hotel Group Increases Focus on Supply Chain Sustainability; Announces Partnership With EcoVadis

As part of its pathway to a net-zero carbon future by 2050, Radisson Hotel Group partners with Ecovadis, the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.
Dec 20, 2021 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

Recent supply chain pressures, risks and social impacts of global shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, make supply chain transparency and risk management essential for Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hospitality groups with 1600 hotels and 9 distinguished brands in 120 countries.

Today the company announces its partnership with EcoVadis that aims to extend the EcoVadis Rating to its global supply chain. Together with EcoVadis, Radisson Hotel Group is working to increase transparency, advance positive action for people and planet, support risk identification and mitigation, and measure and reduce scope 3 emissions of key suppliers.

EcoVadis helps companies to make more sustainable procurement decisions, while positively incentivizing trading partners that align with their sustainability practices.

Radisson Hotel Group has itself been rated by EcoVadis, with a score performance at the Silver Medal recognition level since 2017, putting the company into the top 8% of the Accommodation industry and top 25% of performers worldwide.

The cooperation will also extend the recognition of the Hotel Sustainability Basics, an industry initiative Radisson Hotel Group recently helped launch, to the group’s supply chain. With EcoVadis, vendors will be able to contribute to raising the starting point of global hotel sustainability, both through their own operations as via the delivery of products and services to Radisson Hotels.

Iñigo Capell, Global Chief People & Resources Officer Radisson Hotel Group, says:Radisson Hotel Group has always taken responsible supply chain actions very seriously, as illustrated for example by our Supplier Code of Conduct and by being one of the first hospitality groups to issue a Modern Slavery Statement. The cooperation with EcoVadis allows us to take transparency and the promotion of responsible actions in our global value chain one step further. This is especially important as our guests, clients and stakeholders increasingly expect full value chain sustainability from global brands such as Radisson.

Emily Rakowski, Chief Marketing Officer EcoVadis, says: “The sustainability impact of any company is in large part dependent upon the performance of its suppliers. Our partnership with Radisson Hotel Group will help the organization engage its suppliers in the sustainability improvement journey by integrating sustainability ratings into procurement decisions, with the goal of building resilience, driving positive impact, and enhancing results."

MEDIA CONTACTS:

EVI ROBIGNON, Senior Manager Public Relations & Communications

Evi.robignon@radissonhotels.com, +32 2 702 9200

ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,600 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. The Group’s overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.

The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

Radisson Rewards is our international rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers an exceptional experience for our guests, meeting planners, and travel agents at over 550 hotels in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Radisson Meetings provides tailored solutions for any event or meeting, including hybrid solutions placing guests and their needs at the heart of its offer. Radisson Meetings is built around three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics and being uniquely 100% Carbon Neutral.

The health and safety of guests and team members remain a top priority for Radisson Hotel Group. All properties across the Group’s portfolio are subject to stringent health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol.

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. For more information, visit our corporate website. Or connect with Radisson Hotels on:

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ABOUT ECOVADIS

EcoVadis is the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Global supply chains, financial institutions and public organizations rely on EcoVadis to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Backed by a powerful technology platform, EcoVadis’ evidence-based ratings are validated by a global team of experts, and are adapted to more than 200 industry categories, 160 countries, and companies of all sizes. Its actionable scorecards provide benchmarks, insights, and a guided improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices. Industry leaders such as Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Salesforce, Bridgestone, BASF, and ING Group are among the 85,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide. Learn more on ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.