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 the Tollmans’ 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 sending organic waste to communities local to Xigera for their garden projects, to protecting a herd of Cape Mountain Zebras and supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust at Bushmans Kloof. 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 are actively working on eliminating single use plastics from all of our Red Carnation Hotels. 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 for profit, whose mission is to prevent youth violence with a holistic approach to youth development in disadvantaged communities.

Cape Leopard Trust

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The trust is working to find solutions to human-wildlife conflict through research and an interactive and dynamic environmental programme.

Me to We

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ME To WE is 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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Pack for a Purpose encourages visitors to pack medical items, toys and more for local communities and help to make a big impact on the lives of children around the world.


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Belu is thoroughly committed to promoting and increasing sustainability across the planet and providing environmentally friendly glass-bottled mineral water.

Considerate Group

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Considerate helps hospitality businesses to operate more sustainably, working together to strategically plan and incorporate their expertise into our daily activities.


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The SRA provides a robust framework to benchmark our sustainable restaurant practices and construct clear action plans to promote best practise.


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The campaign strives to educate the public about the absurdity of single use plastic, its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.

Last Straw Campaign

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CleanConscience recycles and re-purposes half-used hotel soaps and toiletries for those in need of access to hygiene products.

From the Blog

Ethical Travel
Say NO to plastic

Sustainable measures we are 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.


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. 


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
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.


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.


Sustainability in Hotels
Sustainability in Red Carnation Hotels

Find out how we work to make each of our hotels as sustainable as possible. 


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