17 Apr '12, 3pm

Accor's PLANET 21 program brings sustainability to all of its hotels

Accor's PLANET 21 program brings sustainability to all of its hotels

With 40,000 new rooms created every year, Accor intends to combine development with growth that respects the environment and local communities, by involving all of its hotels and customers in a new sustainable development program -- PLANET 21 . The name is a direct reference to Agenda 21, the environmental action plan signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and reminds one of the urgent concerns that face the planet in the 21st century and the need to change methods of production and consumption patterns to preserve human beings and eco-systems. With PLANET 21, Accor is making 21 commitments and the same number of quantified goals for the year 2015, including: employees trained in disease prevention in 95 percent of hotels; 80 percent of properties promoting balanced meals; 85 percent of hotels using eco-labeled products; a 15 percent reduction in water consumption; and 10...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/04/17/accors-planet-21-...

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