WITH PLANET 21, ACCORHOTELS AIMS TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE
Because the environment is the raw material of tourism Our Group has assessed this in 1974. Since then, we have kept on pushing the lines. Because we are far more than a leader, located in more than 90 countries. Because we are like a city welcoming every day 500,000 guests, providing water, energy, food… With Planet 21, we take commitments for 2020, with the ambition to drive the change towards Positive Hospitality, wherever we are.
Because every one of our hotels is a world in itself
Our Group has been arguing the case for sustainable development since 1974, in a pioneering – but completely natural – approach. Hospitality is our business, and paying attention to our environment is a necessity.
The 240,000 women and men in nearly 4,100 establishments in 95 countries have always been guided by respect for the planet and its inhabitants. Since 2011, with Planet 21, our global sustainable development program, we helped raise awareness and contributed to concrete initiatives in key areas of concern.
Planet 21|2020 – Because as a player and a leader we must set the example
To prepare the new phase of PLANET 21 for the 2016-2020 period, we completely reviewed all our fundamentals, reassessed our environmental footprint, measured our global socio economic footprint for the first time and questioned our guests. Using this sound methodological approach as a basis and our Ethics and Corporate social responsibility charter as a framework, new ambitions have been defined for 2020.
Sébastien Bazin, group’s Chairman & CEO: “Today, we want to scale up our ambitions by banking on innovation and accountability. Planet 21 Season 2 must enable us to create wealth sustainably and curb our negative impacts through the mobilisation of our employees, guests, partners and local communities. Our vision is to drive the change towards positive, more responsible and inventive hospitality, wherever we are.”
Because our everyday lives are made up of contact and interaction with all the men and women who live the hotel experience and make it possible, it is with and for them that we have chosen to act.
2 focus areas are key challenges:
Example of 4 key projects that meet our commitments: