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Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste
Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste

PRESS RELEASE - For more than 60 years, Disney has maintained a commitment to environmental stewardship that it has acted upon in both big and small ways around the world. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife around the world. In 2017, The Walt Disney Company reduced its net greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent and diverted nearly 50 percent of waste from landfills and incineration, making significant progress on its long-term goal of attaining a zero state of net greenhouse gas emissions and waste, while conserving water resources.

Coca-Cola Rewards Recycling at UK Theme Parks with 50% Discounts
Coca-Cola Rewards Recycling at UK Theme Parks with 50% Discounts

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Coca-Cola Great Britain and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Merlin Entertainments to offer 50 percent discounts at some of the UK’s best-known attractions in exchange for empty plastic drink bottles. Specially created reverse vending machines will be on-site at four of Merlin’s leading attractions and will instantly reward those who deposit their used bottles between July 25th and October 19th, 2018.

Report: Slavery, Labor Abuses in SE Asian Supply Chains Set to Spiral in Age of Automation
Report: Slavery, Labor Abuses in SE Asian Supply Chains Set to Spiral in Age of Automation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing are predicted to lead to a dramatic increase in slavery and labor abuses in global supply chains, unless governments take early measures to prevent automation threatening millions of livelihoods, states a new report by Verisk Maplecroft.

First Global Competition for Tourism Startups Seeks Future of Travel, Environment, Community
First Global Competition for Tourism Startups Seeks Future of Travel, Environment, Community

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia have announced the first worldwide competition for tourism startups. The UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition is accepting applications from entrepreneurs across 164 countries whose companies aim to transform tourism, whether their focus is on the future of travel, tourism experience, environmental impact or community development.

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Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030
Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030

WASTE NOT - Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time.

South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism
South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet matched by any other major city globally. Now the country’s tourism industry is sharing that for them, every drop counts, in a new campaign for #WaterWiseTourism.

Technology: The Trojan Horse for Hotel Sustainability
Technology: The Trojan Horse for Hotel Sustainability

CLEANTECH - Technology has been quickly evolving into many markets such as clothing, food, health and home, and hotels are certainly no exception. As the industry is disrupted by more privatized options such as AirBnb and VRBO, Bloomberg reports that technology has become “top of mind for hotels,” as they seek to compete by providing amenities and new services for luxury vacationers and business travelers.

RADISSON HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES
RADISSON HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES

PRESS RELEASE - Radisson Hotel Group™, today announced at its Americas Business Conference in Orlando, Fla., a new global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to building loving, stable families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children. Radisson Hotel Group aims to have its 1,100 hotels in operation sponsor the upbringing and education of at least one child per hotel and help establish meaningful local relationships with SOS Villages worldwide.

Radisson celebrates Earth Hour
Radisson celebrates Earth Hour

PRESS RELEASE - Just like in previous years, our hotel teams came together on 24 March at 8:30pm to participate in the annual worldwide Earth Hour campaign. An initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour gathers people from different cultures and religions around the world to highlight the same worthy cause: taking a stand against climate change. The majority of the Radisson Hotel Group’s hotels participated by turning off their non-essential lights for an hour - contributing to the global efforts to raise awareness of the impact energy savings can have on the world around us.

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Building a New Future Together
Building a New Future Together

PRESS RELEASE - As a leader of Responsible Business in the hospitality industry, The Rezidor Hotel Group publishes its 2017 Responsible Business Report. Included since 2010 in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies List, Rezidor is committed to work in a responsible and sustainable way. Rezidor operates 470+ hotels of sustainable hotel brands such as Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. Rezidor is a member of The Radisson Hotel Group.

Sustainable Brands Renews Partnership with South Pole to Lead by Example on Sustainable Event Management
Sustainable Brands Renews Partnership with South Pole to Lead by Example on Sustainable Event Management

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands ensures that global flagship events are climate neutral and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals Zurich, Switzerland and San Francisco, United States, 14 February 2018 - Sustainable Brands®, the premier global community of brand innovators, kicks off the second year of its action-oriented Good Life initiative by renewing its partnership with So

The Rezidor Hotel Group named one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time.
The Rezidor Hotel Group named one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time.

PRESS RELEASE - A global recognition that honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group: Country Inn & Suites Opens Environmentally Friendly Hotel Following A Multimillion Dollar Renovation
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group: Country Inn & Suites Opens Environmentally Friendly Hotel Following A Multimillion Dollar Renovation

PRESS RELEASE - Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bakersfield, CA located at 2310 Wible Road. The hotel recently completed a $2 million renovation which includes upgrades throughout the hotel, along with the installation of new technology to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint. These additions include solar panels, LED lights, a temperature control system to reduce energy consumption and charging stations for hybrid cars.

Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020
Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020

CLEANTECH - Sustainable isn’t a word often used to describe the cruise industry, which has historically received less than stellar grades for its environmental performance (although there have been signs of improvement). But Peace Boat, an NGO working to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment, has unveiled a new ship worthy of the descriptor.

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WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit

WASTE NOT - The hotel industry continues to pursue a food waste-free future as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) release a toolkit with strategies to help hotel properties and brands meet measurable, time-bound goals to reduce food waste. The resources are based on the results of a set of projects demonstrating innovative strategies aimed at reducing food waste in the hotel industry.

Int’l Tourism Partnership Sets First Industry-Wide Global Commitment to SDGs, Sustainability
Int’l Tourism Partnership Sets First Industry-Wide Global Commitment to SDGs, Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The Sustainable Development Goals seem to be on everyone’s mind as of late, with new initiatives and reports related to the 2030 Agenda turning up almost daily. Just last week, GRI announced that it was developing a common framework for measuring and reporting business progress and impacts on the SDGs and the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership released a report highlighting the benefits businesses can reap by delivering on the SDG agenda.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Ahead of World Tourism Day, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, along with other leading global hotel groups in the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), reached a consensus on the goals for a sustainable hotel industry. The ITP today announced these four goals, which are in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and focused on carbon, water, youth employment, and human rights.

Socially Conscious Hotel Booking Platform Empowers Travelers to Create Positive Impacts
Socially Conscious Hotel Booking Platform Empowers Travelers to Create Positive Impacts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Hotel booking platform and blog Kind Traveler is changing the way consumers think about travel. Built on a socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ model, the platform aims to empower travelers to become a force of change that benefits communities, the environment and animals. In just its first year of operation, Kind Traveler has already reached 130 hotels, destinations and charities that have come together to fulfill its mission.

Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report
Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars”), the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company, today announced the company’s eighth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “People Planet Play” which covers 2016 and select content from the first half of 2017, detailing Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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Shiva Hotels Launches Industry-First Anti-Slavery Campaign to Eradicate Human Trafficking
Shiva Hotels Launches Industry-First Anti-Slavery Campaign to Eradicate Human Trafficking

LEADERSHIP - UK hotel group Shiva Hotels is looking to take human trafficking and modern slavery head on, launching an industry-first anti-slavery program, which it began rolling out across its hotels last week.

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