Accor to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022

Accor has announced it will remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022.

“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 and 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.”

In addition to our previous commitment to eliminate all plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, the new commitment includes the removal of individual plastic toiletry amenities and cups by the end of 2020 and the elimination of all remaining single-use plastic items in guestrooms, meeting areas, restaurants and all leisure activities areas by the end of 2022.

In addition, several Accor hotels including Novotel Paris les Halles, Novotel Yangon Max, Sofitel Bogota, Ibis Styles São Paulo Anhembi and many hotels in Bali and Lombok have already taken steps individually to be plastic-free.