PLANET 21 AIMS TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE
Accor has been a committed group for many years, and has constantly worked to redefine boundaries. The Planet 21 programme demonstrates the group's ambitious goals for 2020, based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities. Two key issues to tackle will be food and buildings.
OUR KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Made possible thanks to the work of our devoted teams all over the world.
PLANT FOR THE PLANET
At Accor, we ask our customers to reuse their towels. Savings made on water and energy are used to fund tree planting. We plant on average one tree per minute.
THE FIGHT AGAINST THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
For many years, all Accor brands have been committed to the fight against the sexual exploitation of children. Our teams are devoted to fighting against this evil and encourage their customers to do the same.
Novotel offers eco-designed beds made from wood sourced from sustainably-managed forests (FSC certified), as well as bedspreads and pillowcases made from recycled bottles.
Eco-certified soap, shower gel and shampoo is available in our rooms
Environmentally-friendly, eco-certified cleaning products
HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD
In its restaurants, Accor is committed to:
- Offering healthy, balanced and high-quality food: we use products grown in our kitchen gardens, local products, etc.
- Reducing food waste
- Banning the use of overfished species in our restaurants
Planet 21, a commitment to acting for good:
- Annual Planet 21 Northern Europe Awards, recognising the hotels’ commitment to responsible tourism
- 100,000+ trees planted in the UK in partnership with the Woodland Trust since 2014 through Plant for the Planet. Benelux contributes to 2.5m trees planted in a forestry project in Romania since 2009
- 26,000+ meals saved in Northern Europe through a unique international partnership with Too Good To Go
- New energy research partnership with Energy Observer, the experimental multi-energy catamaran, which uses fuel cells and renewable energy systems to fuel its journey around the world
- 59 urban gardens and 42 beehives across Northern Europe