Message from the CEO
Federico J. González President & CEO
Thank you for your interest in Rezidor and our Responsible Business Program!
As a leader of Responsible Business in the hospitality industry, we are committed to work in a responsible and sustainable way. We strongly believe in: Think Planet – minimizing our environmental footprint; Think People - taking responsibility for the wellbeing of our guest and employees; and Think Community - working together with other organizations to reach out to the community.
In a world working on sustainability after the COP21 agreement and within the guidance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our Responsible Business targets and actions align with and contribute to these important global targets. Launched in January 2012 with a 25% energy saving target, Think Planet has resulted in a complete company focus on minimizing our energy and carbon footprint. After reaching this ambitious target in just 5 years, we now continue our journey to 2020 with a commitment to reduce our water and carbon footprint by a further 10%.
Our passion for Responsible Business is shared by all our 43,700+ employees. We all try to live Responsible Business in the daily operations and carry the core values of the company through our unique Yes I Can! service philosophy. Each September we celebrate our Responsible Business Action Month - strongly supporting our corporate and local charities and partner projects - and we increased the number of eco-labelled hotels to over 280 to further strengthen our industry-leading position. We are proud that the US think tank Ethisphere has yet again named us a one of the World's Most Ethical Companies - an award that we received each year since 2010 - that's 8 years in a row!
Such achievements underline and strengthen our commitment to Responsible Business.