We take pride in partnering with sustainable businesses that are making a real impact, from ongoing Red Carnation partnerships such as Belu water to working with The Victoria Business Improvement District’s ‘Clean and Green’ initiatives…
We are proud to sell ME to WE chocolate bars in our hotels, made with chocolate that’s been voted the best in Ecuador. ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organisations empowering domestic and international change.
A social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit local communities and the world, ME to WE's teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education.
The new chocolate bars to be sold in the hotels have been voted the best chocolate in Ecuador. It is ethically sourced, benefits cacao farmers and gives back to WE Village communities – supporting education, health and food programming.
We have a partnership with The Passage Charity to set up volunteering opportunities and internships in The Rubens Kitchen. The charity aims to provide support to homeless people to restart their lives with new opportunities. In October 2018 we donated 15 bags of second-hand goods on a clothing drive.
We provide Kidscape with meeting room space for team-building events, brain-storming and executive meetings, meals at Christmas to thank the staff and occasional bedrooms for victims of bullying who come to London for a treat.
Kidscape is a charity based in Victoria and 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.
We are working closely with The Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) - to support their 'Clean and Green', 'Public Realm', and 'Destination Victoria' initiatives. Employees volunteer with Victoria BID's Street Cleaning Team to litter pick a few times a year. The hotels also contribute to their Christmas Charity Drop.
Green Gin Experiences
"Gin Experience" involves five special gins, which donate part-proceeds to a local Westminster charity that provides support service for those seeking employment.
We place a discretionary £1 donation on each guest’s final room bill and then match each donation for this wonderful charity. The Starlight Children’s Foundation creates moments of joy and comfort for seriously and terminally ill hospitalised children and their families.
Our Green Team and hotel employees volunteer their time to work in the Tottenham Court Road Soup Kitchen to serve the homeless. The American International Church provides free meals for 70 vulnerable people daily, as well as providing warm clothing and shoes.
At Red Carnation Hotels, if we have any incompatible toners, we donate them to Office Express who recycle and donate the proceeds to charity. Money raised goes towards Bullying UK, Jeans for Genes and Leeds Children's Hospital.