The partnerships AccorHotels has built with expert organizations ensure deeper integration of sustainability in the Group activities.
Since 2015, AccorHotels has been an official sponsor of Energy Observer, a research vessel aiming to be a technological demonstrator and a renewable energy laboratory. Scientists, researchers, engineers and journalists participate in the project at 101 ports of call worldwide. On the sidelines, AccorHotels has forged technical and technological ties with CEA Tech, an applied research laboratory specialising in alternative energy, which supplies Energy Observer with technological equipment. The partnership’s goal is to test the vessel’s power generating equipment at several hotels before considering implementation on a wider scale.
AccorHotels supports the Circul’R project: two young entrepreneurs travel around the round looking for circular economy good practices. Since March 2015, Jules Coignard and Raphaël Masvigner, who are around 20 years old, have been on a 15-month quest in search of 100 circular economy initiatives.
AccorHotels and three organisations — Adaptogether, Pur Project and PlanVivo — is a founding member of the International Platform for Insetting (IPI), a non-profit organisation set up in 2015. Open to all operators with goals or projects to propose, the platform aims to encourage knowledge sharing, promote and raise the visibility of insetting and foster innovation in project implementation.
ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes)
This international non-governmental organization made of 77 organizations located in more than 70 countries. It is since 2002 AccorHotels' partner in the fight against the child sexual tourism.
ECPAT helps train Group staff on how to respond to suspect behaviour, and produces a communication campaign displayed for AccorHotels guests in many countries.
Pur Projet was founded by Tristan Lecomte, who also set up pioneering fair trade company Alter Eco and was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010.
Pur Projet is a company whose mission is to incorporate socio-environmental innovations into corporate activities in order to regenerate and preserve ecosystems.
To do this, it notably develops community agroforestry projects that generate numerous social and environmental benefits in partnership with disadvantaged local communities and financed by organizations keen to make their commitments a central aspect of their business.
In 2012, Accor joined forces with Pur Projet to step up its hotels’ mobilization in favor of reforestation and local development through the “Plant for the Planet” project.