Commitment to Best Practice – Through Job Creation, Training and People Development

»» In Cape Town and Addis Ababa, we visit a number of Carlson Rezidor Hotels to learn about the company’s Responsible Business initiatives which include providing jobs and training for vulnerable youth, as well as an extensive employee-driven commitment to greener hotels. “In many locations in Africa, we are the first international hotel group to arrive. We focus on inclusive business through employment and people development,” said Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business at Rezidor. “Many of our hotels are located in cities or beautiful natural surroundings, so it’s important to reduce our environmental footprint. We operate green hotels because we care for our guests, for the local community and the future of the planet — and it makes good business sense too. Responsible Business at Carlson Rezidor is unique because it is driven by our people. All our staff know about Responsible Business, they carry it in their hearts, and they practice it in their day to day jobs.”

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