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Hotel operator Accor has created a calculator designed to help corporate events organisers track the carbon impact of conferences, based on the number of participants, the number of nights they stay, and even what type of food is served. The company says the interactive Carbon Optimizer allows customers to choose menus and tailor events based on their carbon footprint, encouraging them to adopt more responsible choices. FURTHER READING Firms urged to share alternatives to hazardous chemicals Accenture: Businesses racing to keep up with demand for green products A number of hotel chains offer customers the chance to offset the carbon impact of events, but Accor claims to have taken a more granular approach to measuring the footprint of an event based on the embedded as well as direct emissions of a conference. Using the data in Accor's environmental footprint report, publis...

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