Tag Archives: Accor

Age no barrier to living wage

AccorHotels is the latest hospitality company to announce that it will go beyond the Government’s guidelines and apply the new National Living Wage to all its employees, irrespective of age. The hotel group, which employs over 5,000 people in the UK across brands including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis, said the move is a…
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Accor to cut food waste by 30%

Hotel group Accor has committed to cut food waste by 30% and introduce a “charter on sustainable food” in every one of its restaurants. The owners of the Novotel, Ibis and Sofitel chains also unveiled plans to create 1,000 urban vegetable gardens in its hotels. Food and drink will be a major priority between now…
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Accor named Eco Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards

ACCOR HAS been named the Eco Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2013, announced last night in an award ceremony in London.                     The AA Hospitality Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards in the UK hospitality industry and draw on the unrivalled…
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Hospitality unites to create over 30,000 jobs for young people by 2015

THE BRITISH HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION (BHA) will announce that the UK’s hospitality and tourism industries will create over 30,000 new job opportunities for young people by 2015. The BHA will inform Mark Hoban MP, Minister of State for Employment of the pledge as it hosts its annual Summit at the InterContinental London Park Lane on Tuesday…
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Hotel Group launches plan to partner with eco-farms

ACCOR HOTELS announced its Plant for the Planet programme will fund 200,000 trees in the UK in a pioneering project designed to promote sustainable food production and nurture links between hotels, guests and farms.   Europe’s largest hotel group marked the first anniversary of its PLANET 21 sustainability strategy by revealing plans to finance up…
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Get staff on board the green bandwagon

CUTTING RESOURCE use can save vital cash for recession-hit companies but it can't be done without engaging workers. Industry figures explain how they've gone about it.                           Resource efficiency is the name of the game for recession-hit businesses. Whether it’s energy, water or…
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Footprint Annual Review: Cheap milk, pricey gas and unethical coffee

THE TOP stories of 2012, from Starbucks' tax travails to rising energy bills and the "greenest Olympics ever".   January/February   With the mince pies sitting heavily around the waistline and the influence of festive parties still coursing through the veins, health and diets are rarely far from the headlines in the new year. And so…
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FootprintFeature: Opening the kitchen doors

AGAINST A background of job shortages and rising university fees, the foodservice sector is an increasingly attractive option for young talent from the UK, writes Nick Hughes.   Convincing young, homegrown talent to consider a career in the foodservice sector has historically been an uphill struggle for employers.   Perceptions of long, unsociable hours, poor pay…
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Hotels get carbon standard

HOTEL COMPANIES have been given their own standardised approach to carbon measurement.     The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, have launched a new methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent…
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Accor targets balanced meals in sustainability plan

THE PROMOTION of healthy meals and the removal of endangered seafood species from all menus are two of the standout targets in a new sustainability plan launched by Accor today.                       Planet 21 identifies 21 areas of the hotel group’s activity Accor’s where improvements will…
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