Scandic Hotels shortlisted for “diversity Oscar”

European Diversity Awards to be held on September 30
Nordic hotel giant Scandic has been shortlisted for a European Diversity Award in the category Diversity Team of the Year. The award ceremony will be held in London on September 30.
The awards are known as the “Oscars of diversity”, presenting 14 prizes individuals and organisations that show innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Scandic is the only hotel chain to be shortlisted. Several different European organisations nominated it for its ground-breaking work in the area of accessibility.
Last year, Scandic was also nominated and placed second in the category Hero of the Year for the efforts of its accessibility director, Magnus Berglund.
The hotel company has had a dedicated director of accessibility since 2003 “to ensure an inclusive environment for guests of all abilities”. It has a checklist of 110 points called Scandic’s Accessibility Standard and has implemented smart design features to make its hotel rooms, conference facilities and restaurants accessible to people with disabilities.
In 2013, Scandic was the world’s first hotel chain to launch online interactive training in accessibility that is open to everyone on Scandic’s website.
The company is also a finalist in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 for its accessibility work, the winner of which will be announced on November 4, 2015.
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