| Lyna Mohamad |
THE Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its 96 hotels have chosen September as its Responsible Business Action Month and are marking the event with month-long activities.
This marks the 11th year that the group has designated September for its employees to come together and play a part in engaging and contributing to the community.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group also announced yesterday that the company has joined the fight in reversing the rapid decline in the shark population, signalling its commitment towards sustainable seafood sourcing.
Reaffirming its commitment to operate as a responsible business, the company has, from the beginning of this month, stopped serving shark fin at its leased and managed hotels as well as its food and beverage establishments across Asia-Pacific.
The Radisson Hotel in Brunei, as part of the group’s chain of hotels, is also involved in a number of activities to mark the Responsible Business Action Month and to show its commitment to the community and the environment.
Among these activities is the “Fit for Life” programme, whereby team members are encouraged to participate in fitness activities such as jogging or brisk walking for stress relief.
The staff cafeteria also serves the staff a variety of vegetables and fruits on the designated “Meat Free Day”.
As part of the “Go Green” movement, the hotel employees are encouraged to either car-pool with their colleagues, cycle or walk to work.
The hotel’s department heads and employees also took part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, a global trending activity that has recently gone viral on social media, to raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
A “No Smoking Day” has also been implemented to promote healthy living among the team members.
“Responsible business practices are at the core of all we do,” said Peter Feran, the General Manager of the Radisson Hotel in Brunei, in a press release.
“For us, responsible business means taking care of people, the community and the environment.
“We take our commitment to responsible business seriously and aim to be among the leaders within our industry.”