Accor has achieved a three in a row win this year at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2015.
Accor’s corporate environment program, Planet 21: Reinventing Hotels Sustainability has resulted in the Gold Award 2015 for the company’s commitment to CSR and environmental responsibility.
“We are honoured to be recognised for our Planet 21 program which includes 21 commitments to act together across a range of environmental and social issues,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific.
“Our hotels in Asia Pacific – and globally – have set strong targets for reducing water consumption, energy use and carbon emissions, but, just as importantly, Planet 21 includes actions on child protection, disease prevention, employee development and other social commitments not only to the planet but also to people.”
The win follows a CSR award from Capitalcom, the AGM Grand Prix Award which recognises best practices of French-listed companies. Accor’s AGM Award was a direct result of the group’s ambitious target to plant 10 million trees by 2021 under its Plant for the Planet program.
Accor says the establishment and follow through of its sustainability programs have been found to have not only had a positive impact on its carbon footprint, but has also made good business sense.
You can find out more about Accor Hotel’s Planet 21 Research here.