AccorHotels shares the findings of the studies on its worldwide socio-economic and environmental footprints.
THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC FOOTPRINT OF ACCORHOTELS (2016)
This study is embedded in the Group’s corporate social responsibility drive, and its goal is to quantify and analyze its activity’s ripple effects throughout the worldwide and local economies. The findings from this impact map will help the Group to home in on more effective levers to limit any negative impacts that may arise from its development and strengthen the positive impacts in the communities around its hotels.
Two key findings: AccorHotels supports 880 000 jobs and mainly creates wealth in our host countries.
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF ACCORHOTELS (2016)
The study lead in 2011 was the first study worldwide to record the environmental impact of an international hospitality Group throughout the entire life-cycle of its activity. This new study on environmental footprint measures the progress made since 2011 on a number of issues such as water consumption and CO2 emissions. The impact on biodiversity is also measured on this new environmental footprint. The study covered a wide perimeter, not limiting itself to the direct impact of a single hotel, but also taking into account indirect impacts such as the impact of raising the cows that wind up on restaurant menus and the impact of the shipping of goods that are necessary for a hotel to operate.
Hotel energy consumption, water consumption and pollution, and impacts derived from restaurant activities—these three themes are AccorHotels' main areas for action if it is to have a positive impact on its environmental footprint.
The study was the first study worldwide to record the environmental impact of an international hospitality Group throughout the entire life-cycle of its activity, on the basis of several criteria.
This ambitious study seeks to assess the Group's impact on the environment. On the one hand, it makes a full survey not restricted to CO2 emissions alone: AccorHotels' environmental footprint also includes the Group's annual impact as regards energy, water consumption and pollution, and waste. On the other, it studies AccorHotels based on a very broad perimeter, taking into account not only the impact directly caused by its hotels, but also the impact generated indirectly.