Accor’s positive impact

Accor’s positive impact

3 February, 2012
Hotel group embraces sustainability
International hospitality chain assesses environmental footprint
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Accor Hotels has decided to assess its environmental impact 15 years after it started taking action to embrace sustainable development. With 4,200 hotels in 90 countries and 145,000 employees, this assessment started at the end of 2010 and goes beyond measuring greenhouse gas emissions to include energy and water consumption, water pollution and waste generation throughout the lifestyles of the hotel group. “Our goal is to build sustainable development into the core of our Group’s performance and embark it on a continuous improvement drive to reinvent hospitality for the long term,” said Accor CEO Denis Hennequin. Key lessons from the assessment include: optimizing energy usage, reducing water usage through improvement on menus as well as managing waste more efficiently at construction sites. The study will help to shape the Group’s new sustainable development strategy, to be launched later this year. The goal is to continue improvement and to run a new assessment in 2015.

By: Ecozine Staff
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