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Rezidor qualifies for OMX GES Sustainability Nordic and Sweden Indexes
Brussels, Belgium | July 13, 2010
The Rezidor Hotel Group AB (REZT), one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has been included in both
the OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and the OMX GES Sustainability Sweden Index as of July 1, 2010.
GES Investment Services – Northern Europe's leading research and service provider for Responsible Investment – and NASDAQ OMX, the world’s largest exchange company, calculate a number of sustainability and ethical indexes on the Nordic markets, providing investors with an objective and reliable benchmark for responsible investments. The Nordic Sustainability Index highlights the 50 best rated companies on the Nordic exchanges, while the Sweden Index comprises the 30 best rated on the Stockholm exchange. Thus the indexes identify the leading companies in terms of sustainability based on how well they meet criteria for environmental, social and governance issues.
“We are delighted that our pledge to build a responsible and sustainable company has been recognised with a place in these two indexes”, comments Kurt Ritter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rezidor. “We firmly believe in monitoring not just the bottom line but the triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic performance and are proud of our success in balancing these three equally important elements.”
Analysts at GES Investment Services chose to include Rezidor as a result of its long-standing award-winning Responsible Business programme which covers issues such as health and well-being of guest and employees, resource efficiency relating to energy, water and waste, community outreach, cultural heritage and charity. The company has received external verification for its efforts through countless awards and eco-labels as well as recognitions including its recent naming as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, all the while growing the business.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Rooney, Manager Responsible Business
Tel. 32 2 702 9295
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com