Nordic hotel company Scandic Hotels is bringing its best practice and know-how on sustainability to collaborate with 13 other leading hotel groups as a member of ITP, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP).
Founded in 1963, Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a portfolio of around 280 hotels, 55,000 rooms and over 17.000 employees in six countries. Scandic is a signatory of Agenda 2030 and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The company’s properties are certified according to the Nordic Ecolabel’s requirements, and work across a range of sustainability initiatives to tackle single-use plastics, food waste and to drive water stewardship as well as diversity and inclusion.
Announcing their membership of ITP, Even Frydenberg, President and CEO Scandic Hotels said: “Corporate Social Responsibility is a key element of who we are and we have a strong history of implementing sustainable solutions across our hotels. We are looking forward to collaborating with our ITP member colleagues in order to enable us to reach our own objectives but more importantly be making an important contribution with our peers in the hotel sector towards ITP’s Sustainability Goals.”
“We are looking forward to collaborating with our ITP member colleagues in order to enable us to reach our own objectives but more importantly be making an important contribution with our peers in the hotel sector towards ITP’s Sustainability Goals.”
Even Frydenberg, President and CEO Scandic Hotels
Welcoming Scandic Hotels representatives to ITP’s Board and Executive Committee, ITP Director Madhu Rajesh said: “We’re delighted to welcome such a highly respected company as Scandic to our membership to collaborate with us as we work to achieve ITP’s Goals.”
“ITP is a unique industry coalition that convenes leading hotel brands which recognise the need for collective and collaborative action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2017, the hotel sector joined hands to express its commitment to ITP’s Goals for 2030 that represent a call to action on the critical sustainability issues for the industry: carbon, water, human rights and youth employment. Scandic Hotels has a respected and established history of leadership in its sustainability initiatives. As members of ITP they will collaborate with their fellow members and share their expertise, learn from their peers and lead as responsible hospitality businesses.”
This article was published in 2018 when Sustainable Hospitality Alliance was known as International Tourism Partnership (ITP), part of Business in the Community (BITC).