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Caesars Entertainment Recognized as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation
Caesars Entertainment Recognized as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

PRESS RELEASE - For the second consecutive time, Caesars Entertainment was recognized by the Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that honors the most community-minded companies in the country. The Civic 50 sets the standard for corporate civic engagement by honoring the companies that leverage their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Caesars Entertainment Honored as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation
Caesars Entertainment Honored as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, was recognized today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement by honoring the companies that leverage their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. Caesars was also included on the most recent Civic 50 list in 2014.

Caesars Entertainment expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives
Caesars Entertainment expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars Entertainment Corporation, (Nasdaq: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced today that its Responsible Meetings (RM) group is expanding its robust service offerings with the release of a new “Meetings for Good” menu of community service opportunities at select properties.

Case Study: Green Experience Meetings at Radisson Blu Hotels Around the World
Case Study: Green Experience Meetings at Radisson Blu Hotels Around the World

PRESS RELEASE - Triple Pundit came out with a case study on Green Experience Meetings at Radisson Blu Hotels around the world:Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands under the Carlson Rezidor umbrella, a hotel group that includes 1,400 hotels in 115 countries. As a global leader, Carlson Rezidor has achieved a great deal of progress when it comes to designing and operating sustainable hotels. This article will focus on the sustainable achievements made by Radisson Blu Hotels in Sweden, USA, and India. It is a huge turning point in events right now with more and more venues implementing sustainability, and Carlson Rezidor have teamed up with both Positive Impact and Triple Pundit to tell their story and inspire others across the globe with best practice examples.

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Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun

PRESS RELEASE - Located on the Rincon Indian Reservation, in Valley Center, Harrah’s Resort Southern California (HRSC) has abundant access to the California sun. Excellent – what a perfect opportunity for solar. Since installing solar across the property in 2009, HRSC has saved more than $300,000 each year as the 1.6 MW of sun-powered energy generated annually does everything from chill the air that helps keep the resort’s 1,065 hotel rooms cool to maintain the perfect swimming temperature in the pools. As property operations manager Brendan O’Kane puts it, the solar system is “free power” – and it doesn’t get much better than that. Learn more about HRSC’s solar solution and Caesars’ CodeGreen program by watching the video above.

Chef Becker’s Path to Being a “Green” Foodie
Chef Becker’s Path to Being a “Green” Foodie

PRESS RELEASE - Think you can’t be surprised by the many delights of Las Vegas anymore? Drop by the Flamingo and you’ll find something pretty unexpected – a garden with tables and chairs made out of recycled wooden pallets. The garden, which will grow pesticide-free produce to be served at a variety of Caesars Entertainment restaurants, is a pilot project launched by Chef William Becker, Director of Culinary Operations at Caesars Entertainment.

Recyclebank Collaborates with Disney to Share the Magic of Conservation
Recyclebank Collaborates with Disney to Share the Magic of Conservation

PRESS RELEASE - Recyclebank, the Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS) company that helps cities and brands encourage residents and consumers to make more sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, announced today its collaboration with Disney on “The Magic of Conservation.” This campaign hopes to inspire teachable moments with kids and families across the country to encourage recycling behavior through the magic of Disney storytelling and characters. The campaign will feature interactive content to drive engagement, including learning about recycling with Mickey and friends.

The Rezidor Hotel Group Publishes Its 2015 Responsible Business Report
The Rezidor Hotel Group Publishes Its 2015 Responsible Business Report

PRESS RELEASE - Leading green hotel chain The Rezidor Hotel Group publishes its Responsible Business Report. Included since 2010 in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies List, Rezidor is committed to being the most innovative and responsible hotel company with leading sustainable hotel brands such as Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. 2015 marked another impressive year for Responsible Business at Rezidor with successes in all three core areas of the company’s Responsible Business programme. Highlights include: Think Planet – Minimising our Environmental Footprint Energy savings reach 22% Water consumption reduced by 29% 272 eco-labelled hotels Meetings Minus Carbon offsets 32,000 tonnes of carbon

Rezidor awarded 2016 World’s Most Ethical Hotel Company for the 7th consecutive year
Rezidor awarded 2016 World’s Most Ethical Hotel Company for the 7th consecutive year

PRESS RELEASE - The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the 7th consecutive year. Additionally, since four years it is the only Belgium company who has achieved this status.    

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Twenty-six Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific Properties Achieve EarthCheck
Twenty-six Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific Properties Achieve EarthCheck

PRESS RELEASE - A successful seven-year collaboration between EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification, and advisory group, and properties in the Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific portfolio has achieved US$6.9 million in savings and an overall environmental footprint reduction of 23 percent. Today, eight of the group’s properties including its Singapore-based Asia Pacific headquarters have been awarded EarthCheck Gold Certification, and a further eighteen properties have been awarded Silver Certification.

Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting
Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting

MARKETING AND COMMS - Climate change is threatening Sweden’s highest peak. The glacier atop Mount Kebnekaise, the country’s tallest mountain, has been shrinking by an average of a meter a year for the past 15 years due to rising temperatures. As a symbolic gesture, artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström installed a reflective blanket to keep the mountain top's snow a little colder and prevent it from melting.

Trending: Cruise Lines Teaming Up with NGOs to Help Improve Ocean Health and Wealth
Trending: Cruise Lines Teaming Up with NGOs to Help Improve Ocean Health and Wealth

COLLABORATION - In recent years, the travel and hospitality industry has smartly identified the business case for investing in the preservation of popular destinations around the world, and the environmental and social ecosystems that comprise them.

Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy
Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Circular and sharing economy models are the latest trend in sustainable fashion – it seems there are new initiatives popping up all the time! Just last week, we covered startups reKindness and Hubbub, which are making clothes swapping easier in the U.S. and U.K., respectively.

Carlson Rezidor joins BEST Employers Alliance
Carlson Rezidor joins BEST Employers Alliance

PRESS RELEASE - In 2015, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group became a founding member of a new, public-private partnership of government and corporate employers combatting sex trafficking. The partnership, BEST Employers Alliance, was launched in Seattle by Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to aligning and equipping business leaders to use the power of their businesses to prevent human trafficking.

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Food Waste the Elephant in the Room for the Hospitality Industry
Food Waste the Elephant in the Room for the Hospitality Industry

WASTE NOT - Energy, water, waste, chemical consumption and support for local communities are now issues that hotels may take into consideration when adopting a sustainability approach, whether they do so for ethical, financial, or branding reasons. However, one fundamental aspect of hotel operation remains neglected - one with a staggering environmental impact that’s not included in the criteria for the most advanced green hotel certification schemes. And it can cause tremendous damage to a hotel’s income statement. Too often considered a necessary evil by hoteliers, food waste is the elephant in the room that the vast majority of operators still try hard to ignore.

Carlson Rezidor Hotels Engage in 1300 Community Activities Around the World
Carlson Rezidor Hotels Engage in 1300 Community Activities Around the World

PRESS RELEASE - MINNEAPOLIS, BRUSSELS AND SINGAPORE (Oct. 26, 2015) -Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today shared highlights from its 2015 Responsible Business Action Month activities around the globe. Now in its 12th year, 1,100 of the group’s hotels organized more than 1,300 activities, committed more than 37,000 volunteer hours and raised a total of 360,000 USD for the World Childhood Foundation and other local charities. 

Report: Hotel ‘Greenwashing’ is Off-Putting to Customers
Report: Hotel ‘Greenwashing’ is Off-Putting to Customers

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenwashing practices, combined with claims of corporate social responsibility, have reduced the trust of U.S. consumers who are increasingly recognizing hotels’ green claims may be self-serving, according to a new study in the Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, as reported by Eco-Business. All of this could cause hotels to lose valuable repeat customers.

Caesars Outlines Environmental, Social Impacts of Its Focus on 'Inspiring Citizenship'
Caesars Outlines Environmental, Social Impacts of Its Focus on 'Inspiring Citizenship'

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Gaming, hotel and resort company Caesars Entertainment Corporation released its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, Inspiring Citizenship, this week. The company achieved most of its 2015 targets early and has established new interim targets for 2020 in accordance with their goals for 2025.Highlights of environmental progress include:

Caesars HERO Stars Community Service and Business at the 2015 Caesars Client Educational Experience
Caesars HERO Stars Community Service and Business at the 2015 Caesars Client Educational Experience

PRESS RELEASE - Three of Caesars’ most active volunteers are coming to Atlantic City as recognized guests to share best community engagement practices with the Atlantic City region and the 2015 Caesars Client Educational Experience guests. Over the next 4 days, follow Brid’Jette Whaley, Janice Miller and Joan Bish as they attend the exclusive Caesars Meetings and Clients events in Atlantic City. Bridjette, Janice and Joan were selected as HERO Stars by Caesars’ based on the impact they’re making in their communities through their volunteer efforts. They will join this one-of-a-kind experience and indulge in spectacular venues as well as the celebration surrounding the unveiling of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City’s Water Front Conference Center.

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Cutting GHGs by 25% Among Carnival’s New 2020 Sustainability Goals
Cutting GHGs by 25% Among Carnival’s New 2020 Sustainability Goals

NEW METRICS - After meeting its initial goal a year ahead of schedule, Carnival Corporation has renewed its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 2005 baseline by 2020, according to a recent announcement of the travel and leisure company’s 2020 sustainability goals.As part of the effort, the company and its 10 global brands have developed strategic energy reduction and conservation initiatives, many of which exceed current laws and regulations.

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