Accor joins global sustainability network to ‘shape the future of travel’

Accor has joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, joining 14 world-leading hotel companies including Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group.

The Alliances’ members now make-up 25 per cent of the global hotel industry by rooms.

“Sustainability and social responsibility are essential to our business,” Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO Accor said.

“As a global hospitality group, we have a responsibility that goes far beyond our own impacts and it’s our role to shape the future of travel and take care of our planet and the communities in which we operate.

“We believe working together as an industry on sustainability makes us stronger and is the most effective way in finding new ways to contributing positively to the environment and the local communities globally. We are joining Sustainable Hospitality Alliance with an open and collaborative mindset and look forward to working with the other leaders in the industry to drive the pace of change.”

Madhu Rajesh, CEO of Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said they welcomed Accor to its membership.

“The Group’s expertise and commitment towards sustainability will make a valuable addition to the best practices of our existing members,” said Rajesh.

“We look forward to collaborating with them on the leading global issues to ensure that the hospitality industry is striving for a lasting positive impact on our planet and its people.”