Accor announces Planet 21 environmental programme

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    Accor have pulled together all their environmental initiatives into a programme they call Planet 21. Ths is their video presentation explaining how it works.Accor’s commitment to sustainable development dates back many years, with practical initiatives such as the creation of an environment department 20 years ago, of an Hotel Environment charter in 1998 and the adoption of many solutions aimed at contributing to the development of local communities, optimizing water and energy consumption and reducing its hotels’ environmental footprint.

    Every property undergoes an environmental audit and improvements are linked in to operational team bonuses. One hotel reduced its energy bill by 50% just as a result of the audit changing working practices.

    Intrinsically linked to sustainable development, the name PLANET 21 refers to Agenda 21, the action plan adopted by 173 Heads of State at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also echoes the urgent need to focus efforts in the 21st century to change our production and consumption patterns with the goal of protecting our planet, its people and their environment

    Daniel Fountain / 28.04.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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