AccorHotels receives award for sustainable development

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The commitment and dedication of AccorHotels towards maintaining sustainable development and preserving green footmark has been recognised at the Invest in Green Future CSR and Innovation 2016 Shanghai Summit. The French multinational hotel group has received the award for CSR Excellence Case in “Best Green Operation” for Planet 21.

AccorHotels Greater China’s COO, Michel Molliet, said that they are proud of the achievement for which they had been working continuously. In fact, the Group has so far maintained an excellent track record in sustainable development under Planet 21. More than 90 percent hotels of the Group have become able to keep the improvement drive since the commencement of the programme 5 years ago. It has particularly shown greater improvement in the Greater China region where the hotels under this brand have reduced energy and water consumption by a great margin.

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With supports from Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, Shanghai Commission of Commerce, and Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, several Shanghai publications organised the Summit. A total of 83 companies submitted 100 case studies and more than 400,000 people voted through social media to select the best ones. A panel of judges chose the winner from a number of finalists chosen by the voters.

The winner was selected based on how well they could implement the CSR initiatives in upgrading and restructuring the industrial infrastructure of the city. AccorHotels has been playing a significant role in CSR during the over 20 years of service in the tourism and hospitality sector.

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Planet 21 [2016-2020] mainly focuses on the reduction of the wastage of food and beverage and low carbon footprint by renovated or new hotels.

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