We Care

Treadright

TreadRight
Proud to support The TreadRight Foundation

The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At The Rubens, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process. Standing at 350 square metres and with a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants, the striking Living Wall at The Rubens at the Palace provides a wildlife habitat; helps keep the hotel cooler in the summer and warm in the winter and improves the air quality and aesthetics in this part of London.

We also focus on other large-scale initiatives – such as a clear policy on recycling, installing solar panels to provide energy and dimmer switches to conserve it, and finding ways to reuse waste water for flushing toilets and watering plants – to apparently trivial responses like reusing scrap paper as notepaper. 

We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the team, is at the heart of everything we do.

Green Practices

  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, printer cartridges & batteries
  • Designed a yearly calendar highlight green events
  • Use energy saving light bulbs
  • Green practices training for all staff
  • We ask that guests put towels they want replacing into the bath so we don’t replace unnecessarily
  • Our own living wall
  • Belu water - the only 100% carbon neutral water company giving all profits to Water Aid
  • Lost property that has been unclaimed after 6 months is taken to charity shops
  • Member of Considerate Hoteliers

Supporting Good Causes

PACK FOR A PURPOSE

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Red Carnation Hotels is a proud supporter of Pack for a Purpose - which encourages visitors to pack medical items, pens, toys and more for local communities and help to make a big impact on the lives of children around the world. 

THE STARLIGHT FOUNDATION

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The Starlight Children's Foundation is a special organisation that Red Carnation Hotels whole-heartedly supports. It is dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously and terminally ill children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK - entertaining over half a million children every year.

Kidscape

Kidscape

A charity based in Victoria, which was the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. They are a small organisation with far-reaching influence, committed to sharing their insights and techniques with other organisations and individuals all over the world.

The mission of Kidscape is to ensure children live in a safe and nurturing environment. By providing training, support and advice to children, parents, schools and those in professional contact with young people, they enable them to gain knowledge and develop the confidence and skills to challenge abuse and bullying in all its forms.

The support provided ranges from the provision of meeting room space for team-building events, brain-storming and executive meetings, to a meal at Christmas to thank the staff, and making the occasional room available for victims of bullying coming to London for a treat.

THE AMY BIEHL FOUNDATION

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The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent youth violence through a holistic approach to youth and community development in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

The Green Carnation