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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Environmental commitments
In 2014, the Accor Group, through its HotelInvest unit, stepped up
its commitment to sustainable construction by specifying systematic
certification to environmental and energy-saving standards (LEED,
BREEAM, HQE) for all owned hotels built from 2015 onward.
On launch of PLANET 21, Accor set the target of having 21
new buildings certified from 2011 to 2015. By the end of 2014,
13 buildings had been certified (to LEED, BREEAM, HQE, BBC,
DGNB, GREENMARK or IGBC standards) in five countries.
Renewable energies
Accor recently carried out a review of all the renewable energies
used by the hotels. In 2014, 295 Accor Group hotels (9% of the total)
used renewable energies in some form: thermal solar panels for
hot water production, photovoltaic panels for electricity generation,
methanization plants, hydroelectricity, geothermal heating, etc.
Accor’s commitment to deploying alternative energies in its hotels
is demonstrated by the increase in the amount of solar-generated
domestic hot water since 2007.
Solar-generated domestic hot water
2012 2013
2014
Solar-generated domestic hot
water
(in GWh)
*
7.5 9.51 9.46
Number of applicable hotels**
145
157
195
* Estimated data – see page 76 for details on methodology.
** Hotels fitted with solar panels.
Transportation
Accor encourages guests to use more environmentally friendly
transportation solutions. For example, some hotels offer free
bicycle rentals or use shuttle buses when they are near the airport.
In addition, 78 hotels worldwide have charge terminals in their
carparks, for charging guests’ electric vehicles.
Accor’s Guidelines on Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment
include project outset recommendations such as the inclusion of
footpaths and cycle tracks to public transport services, and cycle
racks in the hotel carpark.
The criteria for the Meeting 21 service include items on the hotel’s
capacity to offer access to alternative transportation modes (public
transport, green taxis, car sharing, etc.).
Greenhouse gas emissions
CO
2
emissions
Carbon emission performance is measured in kilograms of CO
2
per available room.
Tracking carbon emissions
In thousands of tonnes of CO
2
Total direct CO
2
emissions
Total direct CO
2
emissions
(like-for-like, 2012-2014)
Total indirect CO
2
emissions
Total indirect CO
2
emissions
(like-for-like, 2012-2014)
In kg of CO
2
per available room
Direct and indirect CO
2
emissions per available room
Direct and indirect CO
2
emissions per available room
(like-for-like, 2012-2014)
220
116
1,041
463
248
116
1,381
457
245
106
1,435
433
10.7
10.7
10.0
15.0
16.6
16.6
2013
2012
2014
2012 2013
2014
Number of applicable hotels
1,855 1,912 1,940
Response rate
79% 87% 88%
Number of audited hotels
1,465 1,663 1,708
Number of hotels (like-for-like,
2012-2014)
959 959 959
On a like-for-like reporting scope, and allowing for improvements in
energy performance in 2014, the ratio of greenhouse gas emissions
per available room fell significantly in 2014 (by 6.5% from 2013).
The overall reduction from 2011 to 2014 is 3.8%.
Ozone-depleting cooling fluids
Cooling liquids in hotel air conditioning and cooling systems may
leak and release gases with a particularly high global warming
potential (GWP). Moreover, theremay be a risk of coolant evaporation
during maintenance operations or as a result of an accident. The
2014 environmental footprint study showed that such leaks and
evaporation account for a minor 1% or so of our carbon footprint.
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