Scandic has once again been shortlisted in the European Diversity Awards category “Diversity Team of the Year” thanks to the company’s world-leading initiatives within accessibility and employee training. The awards ceremony will be held at a gala in London on November 14, 2019.
Scandic’s position as finalist follows from the new online accessibility course that the company launched in May 2019. The course offers a full digital experience including concrete instructional films, tips and advice on how Scandic can provide the best possible service for guests with accessibility needs. The course is a compulsory part of Scandic’s employee training and Scandic has made it available to all on its website to raise awareness and share knowledge about accessibility issues.
Joining the finalists in the European Diversity Awards is yet again proof that our work within accessibility and training is making a difference, says Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Director, Scandic Hotels.
In May 2019, Scandic also introduced a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and are not located on floors where pets can stay.
Want to learn more about Scandic’s accessibility initiatives and take the course?
Take Scandic’s online accessibility course
Accessibility at Scandic
Since 2003, Scandic has focused on making its hotels accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Today, Scandic is the only hotel company in the world with detailed accessibility information about each hotel on its website at scandichotels.se. Scandic is also the only hotel to have developed an Accessibility Standard covering 159 points, 105 of which are mandatory at all Scandic hotels. At new hotels, all 159 accessibility points are mandatory.Scandic is also proud of its “Design for All” concept which means that an accessible room should be designed just as well as any other room with smart solutions that are barely noticeable except to the people who need them.
For more information, please contact:
Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Director, Scandic Hotels Group
Phone: +46 8 517 350 77
Elin Westin, Director of Communication, Scandic Hotels Group
Phone: +46 702 77 75 26
About the European Diversity Awards
Known as the “Oscars of diversity,” the European Diversity Awards are a key event on the diversity and accessibility calendar in Europe, recognizing organizations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during the year. The awards emphasize all aspects of diversity by paying attention to the most successful participants in both corporate culture and individual campaigns.
See the full shortlist for the European Diversity Awards here