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Accor to eliminate single-use plastics

Hotel giant promises global change

Accor has committed itself to removing all single-use plastics in guest experiences by the end of 2022, joining the Global Tourism Plastics initiative led by the United Nations Environment Progamme, the World Tourism Organization and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

“We are aware of the significant impact we have on our planet and our responsibility to create tangible benefits for our employees, guests, suppliers, partners and host communities,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman & CEO, Accor. “What guides us is the consciousness and social awareness that drives every person who strives to be a good citizen. It’s about being aware, socially conscious and consistent.”

Accor properties welcome more than 120 million guests every year, serving 200 million meals. The environmental commitment made includes:

  • The removal of individual plastic toiletry amenities and cups by the end of 2020.
  • The elimination of all remaining single-use plastic items in guestrooms, meeting areas, restaurants and all leisure activities areas (spas, fitness centers, etc.) by the end of 2022.

“Our efforts do not stop here. We are an innovative group by nature and we continuously search for more areas where we can reduce our impact on the global environment while helping our local communities in their efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable future,” added Bazin.

“As we work to deliver on our commitments, we are grateful to our dedicated teams of employees all over the world who share our belief in making the world a better place for our guests, while they are traveling with us and even while they are not.”

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.