Carbon-free meetings at Radisson Blu

Hotel company launches Blu Planet for Meetings
Hospitality giant Radisson Blu is launching Blu Planet for Meetings, aimed at making meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year.
Carbon offsetting projects selected among those run by First Climate, a provider of climate neutral solutions, contribute to fighting global warming and support the UN Sustainable Development goals, the hotel company says.
“Since the COP21 climate accord, an increasing number of corporations are concerned about fighting climate change and about reducing their carbon footprints, also when they plan meetings,” explains Inge Huijbrechts, vice president of responsible business for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
“We know that face-to-face meetings are crucial to business success. Research has shown they boost profitability. With Blu Planet for Meetings, we help our guests have successful ‘experience meetings’ and help protect our environment by reducing their overall carbon footprint.”
For each meeting or event held at a Radisson Blu hotel, the carbon footprint will be calculated and offset through carbon offsetting projects in Guatemala, Malawi and India that are linked to water sustainability.
“Water sustainability is an important commitment from Radisson Blu, and we are delighted to partner with First Climate on dedicated water projects that will have a positive impact on communities as we help provide safe drinking water,” says Huijbrechts.
Blu Planet for Meetings’ sustainable features include technology in rooms and meeting rooms that reduces paper use; ‘brain food’ for meetings; a water-light breakfast; eco-labelled venues; waste recycling in all hotels; a towel reuse program; and running and cycling #BluRoutes to connect to destinations.
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