News // 14 May 2018

Accor Hotels Make Food Waste Pledge

Accor Hotels have pledged to reduce food waste by 30% over the next two years.

The hotel chain are responding to ever increasing pressure from travellers and customers to become more environmentally friendly and less wasteful.

While previously much of the chain’s organic waste ended up in landfill, the UK and Ireland hotels will now pass food marked for destruction but fit for consumption to those in need. They’ve teamed up with Too Good To Go, an online marketplace for unwanted food.

Accor have been working with Too Good To Go in other European countries for the past two years and have already saved more than 32,000 meals from going to waste.

The app offers food from restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and cafes to local consumers. Often charities, food banks and community organisations also benefit.

This digital partnership is only one strand of the plan. Accor also intend to introduce 1,000 urban vegetable gardens across their properties and will be focussing on reducing food waste at source.

As part of this environmental drive, plastic straws will no longer be used in the group’s managed hotels from 1st June 2018. They are urging franchisee partners to follow suit.

If you are interested on staying in an Accor hotel during your next business trip, Beyond Business can access negotiated discounts and special rates.

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