Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Meetings Minus Carbon – A Plus for Planners

Helping the planet has never been so easy: Club CarlsonSM purchases carbon credits to offset the estimated carbon footprint of Club Carlson for Planners meetings and events globally.

Club Carlson was the FIRST hotel loyalty program to commit to a global meetings and events carbon offsetting initiative:

  1. Club Carlson members can book meetings and events globally, requesting that carbon credits be purchased on their behalf to offset the estimated carbon footprint for their event. This option is available for every Club Carlson for Planners meeting booked at participating properties. This is done at no cost to the planner or client.
  2. Club Carlson has partnered with Carbon Footprint to purchase the carbon credits after conclusion of each Club Carlson for Planners event. Each ton of carbon is offset with the planting of one tree in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, plus either an investment in renewable energy in India, or the saving of a tree in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
  3. Carbon credits purchased take into account the energy consumption of the hotel related to the meeting or event, including elements related to heating and cooling, lighting, projectors and audio-visual equipment, as well as food and beverage-related emissions such as refrigeration and cooking.

In addition, Club Carlson members receive valuable Gold Points toward faster free nights, upgrades and other rich rewards.

Club Carlson for Planners. Great for Planners. Great for the Planet.

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Terms and Disclosures

Purchase of carbon credits applies to meetings and events at participating properties for which the planner earns Gold Points through Club Carlson ("Event"). Club Carlson purchases carbon credits (issued from carbon reduction projects that have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard) from Carbon Footprint Ltd (“CFL”) to offset the estimated carbon footprint of the Event only. Credits are based upon calculations provided by CFL using the Defra/DECC’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Factors for Company Reporting Methodology, excluding certain country specific factors and the Individual’s Secondary Footprint calculation. It does not include emissions from travel/transportation to or from the event, related to guest rooms, indirect emissions, or emission sources except as specified above. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue this initiative or these terms at any time with or without notice.