Radisson Hotel Group, is committed to global water health as part of its Responsible Business programme. The group drives water stewardship projects to conserve and protect the earth’s priceless water supply and supports local communities by providing safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene through various WASH initiatives.

Radisson Hotel Group has partnered with Just a Drop to help give children around the world access to safe drinking water through the towel re-use programme and the Green Housekeeping programme. By doing so, every bath towel from a stay over put back on the towel rack is translated into donations on behalf of the guest to Just a Drop. In addition, each towel reused also saves approximately 15 litres of water. The total saving is approximately 84 Olympic swimming pools of water, since the start of the programme in 2015.

The Towel Reuse programme has funded more than 20 sustainable projects in India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda and Zambia, all of which are designed to provide long-term benefits, ensuring people have clean water for decades to come, improving health conditions and creating job opportunities.

Ndethye Ngutethye Self Help Group, Kenya

The Ndethye Ngutethye Self Help Group in Makueni County, Kenya, have benefited from Radisson Hotel Group's support. A sand dam has been constructed which has brought a supply of clean, safe water to the community. People are now healthier and happier, and thanks to the vast volume of water stored by a sand dam, have enough water to grow crops, which provide a stable food source. As part of the project, the Ndethye Ngutethye Self Help Group received agricultural training, were provided with seeds, and learnt how to terrace the land and grow drought-resistant crops and vegetables. The sand dam is having a transformative impact on the lives of the whole community.

I learnt about preparation of a kitchen garden, I found it a noble idea and so I established my own and planted kale, tomatoes and onions. Through these vegetables, I have generated income and food for my family - Philip, 59

We have really seen a big change. There’s a significantly big difference in terms of yields compared to the previous seasons. All this happened because we were first equipped with the knowledge and later supplied with the best quality seeds to plant in our farms - Kamwela, 7

Having clean water at school will improve my school performance and stop me from getting ill. It will also improve the reputation of my school as all my friends will do better too - Grace, 17