AccorHotels has been awarded CSR Excellence Case in “Best Green Operation” for Planet 21 at the Invest in Green Future CSR and Innovation 2016 Shanghai Summit. “We are proud to be recognised for our efforts and commitments in sustainable development under Planet 21. Today, travellers are in favour of hotels that are committed to sustainable development. Since the programme’s inception five years ago, it has delivered two-thirds of its 21 objectives with over 90 per cent of our hotels embarking on a continuous-improvement drive. Our vision is to drive the change towards positive, more socially responsible and innovative hospitality,” said Michel Molliet, COO, AccorHotels Greater China.
In the Greater China region, AccorHotels has made progress in reducing water consumption by 3.1 per cent per hotel guest and lowering energy consumption by 6.7 per cent per available room since the Planet 21 programme was launched five years ago.
The summit was organised by a number of Shanghai publications with support from various local businesses under the guidance of the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Commission of Commerce and Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau. Over 400,000 people cast their votes through social media platforms with 100 case studies submitted by 83 companies; 49 cases were selected by a panel of judges based on popular votes cast by members of the public. The winners were selected based on the CSR initiatives implemented and how it helped the city achieve the target of innovation and growth in industrial restructuring and upgrading.