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Radisson Hotel Group reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability during this year’s COP27 in Egypt by signing the Glasgow Declaration and encouraging other hospitality groups to join the call to reach Net Zero emissions before 2050.
The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism is a catalyst for increased urgency about the need to accelerate climate action in tourism. It aims to secure commitments to support the global goal to halve emissions over the next decade and reach Net Zero emissions by 2050.
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the top 1000 companies with published, approved science-based targets. The group has taken significant steps to define a clear path to achieving sustainability targets in line with the 2015 Paris Accord.
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Commenting on the news, UNWTO director Sustainable Development of Tourism Dirk Glaesser said: “We are happy to count Radisson Hotel Group among the already more than 700 supporters of The Glasgow Declaration. Together we are mobilising the industry to deliver effective climate action and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050. To support this commitment, each signatory must deliver a concrete, up-to-date climate plan within 12 months, which is evident by Radisson Hotel Group’s detailed Net Zero Transformation.”
Radisson Hotel Group global senior vice president sustainability, Security and Corporate Communication Inge Huijbrechts added: “At Radisson Hotel Group we are serious about moving our company and its 1100 hotels in operation and development on the path to Net Zero by 2050.
"The Glasgow Declaration expresses a clear direction of travel and overall vision for the industry. We activate our Net Zero Transformation by helping our hotels to progress on the journey, starting with the Hotel Sustainability Basics and leading to full decarbonisation by 2050.”
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The Group is currently undergoing an energy transition and is rolling out renewable energy solutions that are designed to achieve the greatest carbon reduction impact tailored for each of its core markets. Over the past 10 years, Radisson Hotel Group has made great strides and achieved excellent energy efficiency savings of 30%.
In 2021, the Group also reduced its carbon emissions by 22% per square metre compared to 2019 and reduced its water footprint by 23% per square metre versus 2019.
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