All through the world, our accommodations have been dedicated for a few years to a technique of steady enchancment referring to sustainable improvement. In Spain, the UK, Austria, Portugal and Brazil: uncover a few of their CSR greatest practices – actual sources of inspiration for our community.

The Group has already been strongly dedicated to an necessary environmental strategy for a few years and is finishing up numerous actions to go even additional (eliminating all single-use plastics from the visitor expertise by 2022, aiming for carbon neutrality for our buildings by 2050…). Our accommodations additionally recurrently launch their very own CSR initiatives! Exemplary properties of which Accor could be proud, and from which different accommodations can draw inspiration to contribute on their very own scale in the direction of limiting the adverse impacts of the resort business on the planet.
Uncover the initiatives of ibis Wien Mariahilf (Austria), Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar (Brazil), ibis Barcelona Montmelo Granollers (Spain), Mercure Porto Centro Aliados (Portugal) and Pullman London St Pancras (United Kingdom) that are dedicated day in day trip, as are many different accommodations.
Ibis Wien Mariahilf (Austria)
Ibis Wien Mariahilf (Austria) —
Photograph: AccorIn Vienna, ibis Wien Mariahilf (Austria) multiplies its actions to guard the planet. However it’s the catering facet which makes the resort stand out specifically, with beehives on its roof to combat in opposition to the disappearance of bees, and enabling it to provide its personal honey. Yearly, a beekeeper comes to gather the honey in entrance of the resort friends to make them conscious of this trigger. The hosts then have the pleasure of discovering this honey on the buffet breakfast. And that is not all: the catering areas are freed from single-use plastics, the kitchens use native produce and waste is after all recycled. The consequence? A connoisseur expertise that respects the atmosphere!
Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar (Brazil)
Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar (Brazil) —
Photograph: AccorSofitel Guarujá Jequitimar (Brazil) has arrange a round economic system system to reuse handled wastewater thus enabling it to deal with the challenges of water administration and even making the water drinkable. This greatest follow has already been acknowledged with the Braztoa Prize for sustainability within the “Inns” class in 2017 and the primary prize of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce within the “Water” class in 2018. The resort can also be dedicated in lots of different areas, similar to the usage of herbs and greens within the kitchen from its personal vegetable backyard, and it even runs consciousness campaigns on environmental points for everybody (workers, friends, native communities) together with particular actions to preserve nature and wildlife very near the resort… All these measures permit it to avoid wasting water, vitality and assets, but in addition to attract consideration to those new challenges that may not be ignored.
Ibis Barcelona Montmelo Granollers (Spain)
ibis Barcelona Montmelo Granollers (Spain) —
Photograph: AccorIbis Barcelona Montmelo Granollers (Spain) opened in 2005. When the resort was renovated in 2017, it donated its furnishings to the Apadis affiliation. The NGO was due to this fact in a position to furnish the solidarity restaurant El Gato Verde, which promotes the skilled integration of individuals with disabilities. In 2018, ibis Barcelona Montmelo Granollers was additionally awarded Biosphere certification by the Accountable Tourism Institute – guaranteeing the financial, socio-cultural and environmental steadiness of vacationer institutions, by implementing numerous actions together with that of inexperienced vitality. By Accor Solidarity, the Group’s endowment fund, the resort additionally helps the REIR Basis to advertise the skilled integration of younger folks by orientation classes (delivered nearly for the reason that begin of the well being disaster).
Pullman London St Pancras (United Kingdom)
Pullman London St Pancras (UK) —
Photograph: AccorIn the capital metropolis of London, Pullman London St Pancras is taking steps specifically to keep away from meals and vitality waste. For example, the resort has applied a wise constructing administration management system to avoid wasting vitality. The air-con and heating are tailored in line with the occupancy price of the resort and the circulation of individuals in sure areas by the usage of motion detectors. Just like ibis Wien Mariahilf, Pullman London St Pancras additionally has its personal beehives on the roof! The honey produced there’s despatched on to the resort’s kitchens a lot to the delight of the friends, alongside the herbs grown on website and thoroughly chosen native produce. The resort additionally actively cooperates with meals banks and native companies to restrict meals waste.
Mercure Porto Centro Aliados (Portugal)
Mercure Porto Centro Aliados (Portugal) —
Photograph: AccorEnergy and carbon are key areas which our Group can lever to decrease its environmental impacts. To scale back the consumption of its accommodations, Accor can also be working to speed up the transition to renewable vitality and to control vitality consumption throughout off-peak and peak hours. In Portugal, Mercure Porto Centro Aliados has applied many options to this finish: closing flooring in periods of low occupancy, reducing gentle depth relying on the time of day, turning off the heating & air-con system when rooms should not occupied… However the biggest asset of this resort stays its photo voltaic panels on the roof whose vitality permits to warmth the constructing, its water and its pool. A inexperienced vitality properly applied!
Congratulations to those 5 accommodations for his or her nice initiatives – and to all our different accommodations that are taking steps to carry constructive hospitality to life!

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