Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of Rezidor Hotel Group's broader commitment to sustainable development for many years. In 2001, this commitment was fortified and placed within the scope of a programme called Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering areas such as community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being and health and safety. To read more about the RB programme, please visit www.responsiblebusiness.rezidor.com.
Our hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and Rezidor Hotel Group's corporate international charity organisation, the World Childhood Foundation. The mission of Childhood is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. To read more about Childhood, please go to www.childhood.org.
Here are some of this hotel's Responsible Business activities and achievements:
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice has been certified with The Green Key® Label since 2007. The Green Key® is a worldwide eco-label awarded to leisure organisations such as hotels, conference and holiday centres, campsites and leisure facilities.
In 2010, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice made a commitment to support cultural, ethnic and social differences by signing the Diversity Charter. The charter's purpose is to raise awareness of non-discrimination and diversity issues among staff and guests.
Waste: We follow the reduce/re-use/recycle rule to cut on our waste:
- Our suppliers are asked to decrease the amount of packaging on deliveries.
- In-room water saving programme: We offer guests the option to re-use towels to save on energy and water.
- We also offer guests the option to have bed linens changed every other day, to help eliminate water and energy waste.
- Brochures, menus and other paper handout items are printed on both sides as much as possible.
- We donate hotel furniture, bedding and equipment to charities such as Emmaus and Samu Social.
- Frying oil is collected for reuse by a certified company.
- We recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, printer cartridges, magnetic cards and batteries.
- 20% of this Nice, France hotel's electricity comes from renewable energy with special contract Equilibre.
- The hotel uses energy-efficient light bulbs.
- Lights in public areas have an energy saving night mode.
- This Nice hotel's outside lighting is turned on/off automatically with light sensors.
Safety and security within the Rezidor Hotel Group relies on the simple formula TRIC: Threat Assessment, Risk Evaluation, Incident Response, and Crisis Management and Communication.
- All staff members are trained in fire alert management and evacuation operations.
- Dedicated staff members are trained by French Red Cross to perform first aid in case of medical emergency (including use of Heart Start defibrillator).
Responsible Business is not just about the environment. We also take into account social and economic issues within our local community. World Childhood Foundation and Les Amis des Enfants are just two of this hotel's dedicated charities.
- Every year in September, which is Responsible Business Month, we raise money to sponsor the World Childhood Foundation.
- Once a year during the "Clean Nature" operation, a team of staff members and children from nearby school, Sainte Helene, spends the day cleaning the beach.
- Together with our guests, we turn off all lights in the restaurant for one hour during Earth Hour operation in March.
- We collect clothing from staff to distribute to charities.
- We sponsor local organisations such as Handi Club Pomponiana, Hyères, which is a club belonging to French Handisport Federation that welcomes disabled children for sports activities.
- Association Les Amis des Enfants: Founded by Sœur Emmanuelle in Nice in 2004. This organisation raises funds for children in Sudan.
We want hotel guests to be responsible consumers of energy. We offer our guests the opportunity to:
- Offset the carbon emissions associated with their stay through our loyalty programme Goldpoints Plus.
- Use public transportation (bus, train, tramway, shuttle or Velo Bleu) for sightseeing or local transport.
- Put used batteries in the collecting boxes at reception area.
- Switch off all appliances in their guest room to conserve energy.
- Let the hotel know that it is not necessary to change sheets and towels every day. We make this easy by placing cards in hotel rooms and suites for guests to note their choice.
- Draw curtains to keep heat in the room during colder months, and on hot days, draw curtains to keep the heat out of the room.