Accor Brands as Leaders in Sustainable Hospitality

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Accor, leader in sustainability

Accor, one of only 7% of travel industry companies with a net-zero carbon strategy, is leading the way to a more sustainable hospitality industry. The Group's global brands integrate sustainability into their brands and guest experiences.

Sustainable and responsible travel has grown in popularity in recent years. 73% of travelers now factor in environmental sustainability when booking accommodations*. The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a consortium of engaged hospitality companies, is taking responsible steps to address major sustainability issues.

Accor believes" it is our responsibility to drive change for a more sustainable travel future, both with other industry leaders and with the Group leading a sustainable transformation across our activities and brands."

Hospitality is at the intersection of many activities, and sustainability is multifaceted, affecting how we eat, travel, and live. With this in mind, we deliver impactful, innovative solutions and client experiences to address key environmental and social challenges, and each of our brands is crucial. Discover how four of our brands implement our sustainability commitments in line with their identities.

In 2019, the first greet hotels opened, offering alternative hospitality based on reduce, reuse, recycle. Greet hotels started out circular. Whether it's turning unsold, "ugly" fruits into smoothies, banning single-use plastics, sourcing secondhand furniture, or recycling materials, greet gives everything a second chance.

In 2021, Fairmont celebrated 30 years of its award-winning Fairmont Sustainability Partnership. Its commitment to local communities drives its sustainability efforts.

The Bee Sustainable program creates more than 40 apiaries and wild bee hotels in 20 Fairmont properties worldwide to protect and enhance biodiversity. The Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico partnered with Oceanus AC to protect the Mesoamerican Reef, home to over 500 aquatic species.

Accor values environmental certifications and expert partnerships. Our clients trust global sustainable tourism benchmarks to demonstrate our commitment to the environment, people, and communities.

Every Mövenpick hotel proudly displays the Green Globe certification, with over 75% earning gold or platinum status after five or 10 years. Certified properties must meet 44 social and sustainability criteria.

Mantis leads eco-tourism and local expertise in Africa with its eco-lodges, curated hotels, and strategic partnerships. Accor and Mantis founded the Community Conservation Fund Africa in 2018. (CCFA). The fund trains and works with local communities to protect Africa's wildlife and wildlands while advancing sustainable development and tourism.

A rhino conservation project at South Africa's Mantis Founders Lodge protects animals from poaching, and Community Development projects like borehole funding and tour guide training benefit local communities.

Source: Accor newsroom

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