Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has awarded the Radisson RED hotel in the west end of Glasgow with the international Green Key award. Radisson RED is the first hotel in Scotland to achieve the eco-label following the launch of Green Key in the country.
The accolade, achieved just as COP26 arrives in Scotland, recognises the steps the 174-bedroom hotel has taken to reduce its impact on the environment.
The hotel was visited by our trained assessors, who produced a report which was then verified by a national and independent Green Key Jury. The report highlighted multiple areas of best practice including an effective recycling system, the use of local food produce, bike parking and an electric vehicle charge point.
Graham Chalmers, Curator Radisson RED said, “We’re thrilled to become the first hotel in Scotland to gain Green Key accreditation and have our environmental commitment recognised. From giving energy back to the grid to operating robust recycling programmes, we implement sustainable initiatives throughout the business.”
Barry Fisher, Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said, “We are delighted to award Radisson RED as the first hotel to gain Green Key accreditation in Scotland. Our assessors have seen that the hotel has a clear commitment to sustainability and takes action to reduce its impact on our climate.
“We are delighted to be offering Green Key in Scotland and encourage tourism and hospitality establishments across the country to secure the multiple benefits of a green recovery from COVID-19 by partnering with us through this internationally recognised programme.”
Janie Neumann, Sustainable Tourism Manager at VisitScotland said, “Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the tourism sector and is now, more than ever, on the minds of our visitors. It is through the commitments of businesses like Radisson RED that we will create a long-lasting sustainable tourism destination which will protect the environment and benefit visitors.”