Recovering 65% of the operating waste from the group’s hotels
Terms of the action or commitment
2022 follow-up of the action
b) Numerical / Qualitative information
In 2021, 58% of waste was recovered. This represents a 2% increase over the previous year, with an increase of approximately 5% in the number of hotels listed (729 hotels in 2022 vs. 695 hotels at the end of 2020).
To reach the target of recovering 65% of waste by 2021, Accor defined its waste policy in 2016, a document for hotels that restates the challenges and sets three new priorities:
– priority 1: have 100% of hazardous waste treated in approved facilities;
– Priority 2: reduce the quantity and volume of the most important categories of waste, namely food waste, packaging waste, paper waste;
– priority 3: sorting and recovering the main waste generated by the Group’s activities through material recovery, reuse and recycling (excluding incineration, including with energy recovery).
The deployment of the waste management program and tools is an on-going process in the hotels, albeit at a slower pace than the one set in the roadmap. Due to the covid epidemic and insufficient reporting by hotels (although progress has being made), the commitment has been delayed and will be reviewed in the context of the future strategy. The deployment of the waste management program and tools has continued in the hotels, but at a pace that is insufficient to achieve the target. Accor continues to seek solutions to reduce the amount of waste, improve the recycling rate and encourage a circular economy approach, particularly in the context of its calls for tenders.