Green hotel in St. Petersburg strives to be a Responsible Business
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of the broader commitment of the Rezidor Hotel Group 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. That commitment continues with the Responsible Business plan at this green hotel in St. Petersburg. To read more about the RB programme, please visit Responsible Business.
The hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the corporate international charity organisation recognised by the Rezidor Hotel Group, 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.
RB activities and achievements:
- Collecting empty batteries and cartridges, fluorescent lights and oil for recycling
- Energy-saving device in each room helps to save electricity
- Environmentally friendly cleaners from Ecolab®
- Extensive RB Action Plan
- Flow-restrictor taps in order to conserve water
- Preventative maintenance programme
- Pro-active RB team with a member from every department in order to involve all staff in RB activities
- Providing RB training for staff
- Recording and monitoring consumption of gas, electricity, water and waste
- Saving electricity and water by using washing machine only when full
- Separation of waste (paper, carton, oil and other waste) for recycling
- Towels only changed when placed on the floor
- Use of energy-saving lamps
Green Key recipient
The hotel's environmental objective is to reduce the negative impact on the environment by involving employees and guests to achieve the best outcome.
People in need
As part of the RB programme, the hotel assists Nochlezka (Doss-house) in their efforts to help homeless people in St. Petersburg by providing slippers, soap, shampoo, linens, towels and other items to the facility.
The hotel also helps some local children's charitable foundations, such as Korchakov Centre and Zeleniy mir detstva (Green World of Childhood). The hotel supplies slippers, soap, shampoo, linens, towels, uniforms and unclaimed items from the hotel's Lost & Found area.
Orphan Home No. 53
The hotel has been supporting and donating to Orphan Home No. 53 since 2008. The hotel plans various activities and actions in order to provide help to the orphan children.
Money is not the only thing the children need; they also need involvement and attention. Therefore, the hotel organises football tournaments with children from the home, plants trees and develops gardens with the children, invites the children to hotel events and attends events at their home.
The hotel houses a power heart Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a proven medical response in the event of a heart attack. The AED provides reliable, safe and intelligent cardiac monitoring and defibrillation technology that significantly protects hearts and saves lives. The easy-to-use features of the power heart AED allow virtually anyone to defibrillate heart attack victims quickly and efficiently, dramatically improving the chances of survival from a heart attack. Front office staff and all managers have been trained in using the AED to ensure that staff is able to act promptly in an emergency situation.