Pandox has operations at 59 locations in 10 countries. To achieve our vision as one of the world’s leading hotel property company requires responsible entrepreneurship with focus on sound business ethics and profitability, prioritised environment procedures, and a number of social projects that galvanise the company.
We safeguard our employees and become engaged in social projects where we can contribute to providing less-favoured people with rays of hope from time to time.
Pandox Youth Handball Movement
In November 2011, Pandox established a project called Pandox Youth Handball Movement in cooperation with the Kenyan handball association Mount Kenya Sports Group in the town of Nyeri. The overall objective is that the cooperation agreement shall provide young people with purposeful leisure-time, educational and training support, information and advice regarding healthcare and other items, as well as the possibility to carry out further social projects around the town of Nyeri.
We are convinced that the development of sport in this part of the world will give good results from many aspects. An investment in club life for children and young people will lead to the stimulation of greater interest in the sport, which we believe will be a key to strong self-esteem, improved study motivation, an active and healthy lifestyle, and the opportunity to be part of a greater social context.
The project is being managed by Pandox in cooperation with Partille Cup, the world’s largest and most international handball tournament for young people.
Read more about the Mount Kenya Sports Group at their website: www.msgkenya.com
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Pandox has also opted to support the fair trade company Freeset in Calcutta by buying its products. This company offers employment to women who’ve become trapped in prostitution in Sonagacchi, the biggest, mostly unknown district for the sex trade and trafficking in Calcutta. In this district, more than 10,000 women are forced into prostitution every day. These women come mainly from Bangladesh, Nepal and the Indian countryside. Many of them have fallen victim to trafficking, while for others this is their only way out of severe poverty. Freeset gives these women the opportunity to learn to sew, and they’re able to make cases, fabric bags and t-shirts which are then sold to companies. They’re also given the opportunity to learn to read and write.
Freeset started in 1999 and now has 180 employees. Its ambition is to expand and open another centre in North Calcutta.
Read more about Freeset at their website: www.freesetglobal.com.
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We endeavour to reduce our own and our operative units’ environmental impact
The hotel industry has placed considerable focus for many years on environmental and sustainability procedures, with Scandic as an excellent example of minimising its environmental impact. We at Pandox perceive an active environment process not only as being quite natural, but also a necessity where we shall do all we can to contribute to long-term sustainable development. This implies that Pandox endeavours to fulfil with a good margin the environmental demands placed on the countries where the Company has operations, that we carefully monitor the energy consumption of all our hotels, and that we primarily use suppliers, entrepreneurs and consultants that have an established environment policy. Development measures are often implemented in cooperation with the operators.
Internally within Pandox, we weigh in environmental aspects as systematically and structured as possible in our daily work, examples of which can be simple things such minimising the use of paper and energy consumption in our premises. We sort waste and recycle as much as possible. And of course, the coffee and fruit in our premises are ecological and KRAV-labelled.