We Care

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is part of The Travel Corporation (TTC), founded by the Tollman family and serving over two million customers in over 70 countries each year. Principal to TTC’s family of brands is support of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation united by a passion to make our travels around the globe count for something.

At Red Carnation, our sustainable initiatives are at the heart of everything we do, from protecting a herd of Cape Mountain Zebras and supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust at Bushmans Kloof, to working with ME to WE to support education, health and food programming in Africa, Asia and South America. We keep our own bees to produce honey, thus reducing food miles, and sustain a living wall of 10,000 herbaceous plants in London. Each of our staff has the opportunity to volunteer two days per year and we support the work of a number of charity partners, including Belu, Action Against Hunger and Pack for a Purpose. We are proud that all of our properties are restored with the greatest care to surrounding habitats and communities.

We’re also setting our sights on a plastic-free future and we plan to ban single-use plastics by 2022. We have already found replacements for 15 plastic items, including straws, water bottles and single portion packets of food. 

On an ever-wider scale, TreadRight has supported more than 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide, leaving a positive impact on local people, wildlife and the planet to #maketravelmatter.

 

Our Charity Partners


Amy Foundation

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A non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent youth violence through a holistic approach to youth development in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Cape Leopard Trust

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At Bushmans Kloof, we donate to the Cape Leopard Trust to assist in finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict through long term research and a dynamic environmental programme.

Me to We

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We sell ME To WE chocolates in every hotel to help a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world.

Pack for a Purpose

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Via Pack for a Purpose we encourage visitors to our South Africa properties to pack medical items, toys and more, to give to local communities and help to make a big impact on the lives of children around the world.

BELU

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Belu is our preferred water supplier with options available in guest bedrooms and restaurants. Belu are committed to promoting sustainability across the planet and provide environmentally friendly glass-bottled mineral water.

Considerate Group

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The considerate Group helps us as a hospitality business to operate more sustainably, working together to strategically plan and incorporate their expertise into our daily activities.

The SRA

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The SRA provides us with a robust framework to benchmark our sustainable restaurant activities and construct clear action plans to promote best practice.

Last Straw Campaign

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We are passionate about eradicating single use plastics. The campaign strives to educate the public about its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.

CleanConscience

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We provide CleanConscience with our half-used hotel soaps and toiletries so they may be recycled and repurposed for those in need of access to hygiene products.

From the Blog

Bushmans wilderness
Cedar tree planting in the Bushmans wilderness

Conservationists, families and schools gathered for the 16th Clanwilliam Cedar Tree planting ceremony.

 

Ethical Travel
Say NO to plastic

15 measures we will be implementing to remove plastic from our hotels.

 

Protecting our Wildlife
Meet the organisations protecting our wildlife

We introduce the organisations behind the Protecting our Wildlife campaign and the important work they have been achieving.

 

Eliminating Food Waste
How to eliminate food waste at home

Inspired by our initiative to reduce food waste across our hotels, these easy to adopt tricks and tips will help you reduce food waste at home.

 

Red Carnation Hotels Environmental
Our 2019 major environmental initiatives

At Red Carnation Hotels, we're thoroughly committed to promoting sustainability and implementing changes.

 

India
TreadRight unveils India’s first elephant hospital

Ambassador Céline Cousteau brings storytellers together to highlight the #RefuseToRide campaign.

 

Make Travel Matter
TreadRight travels to Jordan

Our journey takes us to Wadi Seer to meet a women’s cooperative that’s changing lives and preserving local heritage, one powerful story at a time.

 

Clean Conscience
CleanConscience and sustainable toiletries

Pioneering an inspired way of repurposing wasted hotel soap and toiletries, Clean Conscience delivers hygiene products to those in need. 

 

Belu
Saving the world one water bottle at a time

Red Carnation Partner, Belu, is thoroughly committed to promoting and increasing sustainabilty.

 

Action Against Hunger
Support Action Against Hunger with Red Carnation

Red Carnation is committed to improving the lives of millions in poverty around the world.

 

Starlight Children
Granting wishes: meet Starlight Children’s Foundation

Discover the amazing work that the Starlight Foundation does to enrich the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

 

Bushmans Kloof Welcomes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Visit and spend time with the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs at Bushmans Kloof.

 

Jonathan Raggett
Jonathan Raggett on Sustainable Luxury

Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, Jonathan Raggett shares his thoughts on the sustainability issues of today.

 

Leopard
Treadright Foundation: The Cape Leopard Trust

Bushmans Kloof and the Treadright Foundation are committed to supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust, who protect the local area’s beautiful and illusive Cape Leopard. 

 

Pack for a Purpose
Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose partner with the Amy Foundation, which aims to prevent youth violence by providing meaningful development programmes for young people. They provide the bare essential and goods for children to learn during their early childhood development phase.

 

Making Travel Matter