Registration Document 2013
The results show that only 0.5% of our hotels are located in
drylands. On the other hand, 26% are located in high or extremely
high water-stressed regions, of which 13% in the extremely high
category. Most of these regions are found in China (around 70
hotels), Indonesia (around 30) and Morocco (around 30). More
surprisingly, they are also located in the South of France, due to the
high population density and limited water supply, and in Australia,
due to wide disparity in water resources and their limited availability.
When this geographic water risk analysis is compared with hotel
water use data, it appears that the most critical regions are located
in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
while hotels in
are generally water-efficient, the region is
home to nearly 500 hotels deemed to be in a high or extremely
highwater-stressed situation. As such, it deserves special attention;
, there are fewer hotels in critical regions (around
270, of which nearly 70 in China), but more attention is being
paid to improving water use ratios, which still offer potential for
the study also revealed that in coming years, hotels in
will be particularly confronted with rising water stress levels,
which is something else that deserves special attention.
In all, projected near-term trends in water-stressed regions indicate
4% of Accor hotels
will face a drastic shift in their available
water supplies by 2025.
This new vision, supported by current and projected data, will now
enable Accor to focus its water use reduction action plans on the
regions at risk. Particular attention will be paid to water use trends
at the hotels concerned.
Water use performance in 2013
To track the hotels’ intrinsic performance, the water use indicator
is liters used per guest,
per room night.
Tracking water use
In millions of cubic meters
Total water use
Total water use at comparable scope of reporting
In liters per guest
Average water ratio (liters per guest)
Average water ratio at comparable scope of reporting
2011 2012 2013
Number of applicable hotels
1,847 1,855 1,912
72% 79% 87%
Number of audited hotels
1,330 1,465 1,663
Number of hotels at comparable scope
1,061 1,061 1,061
The above-illustrated changes may also be analyzed on two levels,
as was the case for the energy and carbon ratios:
for the total consolidated scope of reporting, the water use ratio
declined by 4% between 2011 and 2013
at comparable scope, it declined by an even steeper 5.2%, with
year-on-year reductions of 1.4% in 2012 and of 3.8% in 2013
These trends confirm the validity of the various actions undertaken
to reduce hotel water use. Some of these were led by Charter 21,
which recommends a panoply of measures to reduce the amount
of water used in hotel operations, such as recovering rain water,
using sub-meters to improve monitoring and equipping showerheads
and faucets with flow regulators.
(1) Excluding Motel 6.