Radisson receives Responsible business award
From the Department of Things We Were Surprised to Learn: Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites has been ranked the No. 1 contributor to Clean the World, a nonprofit organization that recycles discarded soap and shampoo from hospitality companies and distributes it to impoverished people around the world.
In 2014, the Radisson Plaza Hotel donated 618 pounds of used soaps and shampoos, distributed 2,358 bars of soap, recycled over 133 pounds of plastic, and provided over 352 plastic bottles to countries in need.
It also participates in multiple philanthropic efforts, such as the backpack program for its associates, a mentoring program with KRESA students, and volunteering with Ministry with Community and Kalamazoo Habitat for Humanity.
Those are some of the reasons Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, of the Greenleaf Hospitality Group, has received a Responsible Business Award.
In addition to an award, the Radisson Plaza Hotel was presented with a $5,000 check from the Worldwide Carlson Foundation to be donated to the Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Don Jones, Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity executive director. says the gift will help Habitat provide more housing solutions in the community.
"It's an honor to be recognized by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as the 2014 Responsible Business Award winner," says Tim Rayman, general manager at Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites. "This award showcases our company's efforts to make a lasting impact on our team members that work for Greenleaf Hospitality Group, our local community, and the larger effort around the world."
Source: Sarah Lee, Greenleaf Hospitality