Radisson Hotel Group unveils Responsible Business training programme

Living and Leading Responsible Business

Radisson Hotel Group has officially launched its new global Responsible Business training programme, entitled Living and Leading Responsible Business.

This new initiative will be rolled out worldwide over the coming 16 months and will cement the hospitality company’s reputation as a Responsible Business leader.

Radisson Hotel Group has held the environment as well as local communities close to its heart. This responsibility has been key to the Group’s broader commitment to sustainable development since the group launched its first environmental policy in 1989.

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Stepping up its efforts in this area as part of its five-year strategic plan, a global and cross-departmental team has revamped the existing Responsible Business training programme, which was initially introduced in 2001. It is the first time that the training programme has had global alignment across the group’s 1,100+ hotels in operation, delivering consistent knowledge levels and action on topics such as carbon footprint reduction, water savings, meaningful community engagement and tackling modern slavery.

Director responsible business EMEA and training project lead, Radisson Hotel Group, Sven Wiltink declared: “Our responsibility for ‘People, Community and Planet’ is borderless, so global alignment on our Responsible Business programme is a key driver for Radisson Hotel Group. The new Responsible Business training programme aims to engage and align all our team members – helping them to have a stronger impact on our group targets, as well as global efforts to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.”

The new Responsible Business training programme is made up of two pillars: Living Responsible Business and Leading Responsible Business:

Living Responsible Business is a classroom training pillar. All hotel team members will be invited to follow and complete the training, which covers ethics, diversity, inclusion, community support, eco-footprint reduction and waste management, plus more. The training is available in 21 languages.

Meanwhile, Leading Responsible Business is an engaging e-learning tool with a target-driven and interactive approach. It explores how Responsible Business can be practiced by group and hotel leaders, integrating it into all company departments and operational activities.

The e-learning covers eco-footprint reduction, youth employability, responsible recruitment and sourcing, promoting human rights and Radisson Hotel Group’s partnership with SOS Children’s Villages.

By the end of 2020, Radisson Hotel Group aims to have trained all hotels.