In line with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's newly launched 'Think Planet' campaign - the international hotel group's ambitious energy saving program which aims to reduce energy consumption by 25% over the next five years - the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton hotel in Johannesburg (http://www.radissonblu.com/
"The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's 'Think Planet' campaign represents more than just an energy cost-cutting exercise. It is about contributing to a sustainable society. We have created programs, policies and partnerships in line with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's philosophy which will result in a measurable and positive impact on society and we are already seeing very promising results," says Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton General Manager Eirik Bergvoll.
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The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton also facilitated work experience and training to teenage mothers in crises and since the commencement of the project, the hotel has in fact offered employment to over 10 mothers.
Continuing with the aim of job creation and local development, the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton has also partnered with the City of Johannesburg Tourism to offer unemployed youth "on the job" training as well as presenting on-site skills development programs to previously disadvantaged communities.
"Social development and community outreach projects are a very important part of our ethos and every staff member takes these initiatives very seriously. Last year, the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton team assisted the local community in cleaning up Tembisa Park in Eastrand and gave their hand in planting trees at Mushroom Park in Sandown. This year, we aim to assist students with disabilities by offering internships and training at the hotel," adds Eirik Bergvoll.
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About The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. Responsible Business has been an important part of the broader commitment of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to sustainable development for many years and stands as a foundational commitment for all hotels within the group. The Responsible Business program builds on the principles of sustainable development and the triple bottom-line:
In 2012, The Carlson Rezidor Group was awarded "One of the World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.
The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, including hotels in Johannesburg (http://www.radissonblu.com/
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.
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