Accor led the way for hospitality at the Fifth Meeting of the Council of China-France Entrepreneurs on 6th April, in Beijing – it was attended by the heads of state of China and France, representatives from both Chinese and French governments and entrepreneurs.
Gary Rosen, CEO, Accor Greater China, and Shirley Shen, CEO, Jin Jiang Hotels, signed a ten-year MOU to promote and drive sustainable transformations across the hospitality industry and reduce the sector’s carbon emissions. See the image above.
Accor and Jin Jiang hope to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. They want to create and define an ESG measurement framework for the hotel industry. This includes sustainable guest rooms, reducing food waste, sustainable finance and global training.
Constructing sustainable rooms without compromising guest experience, and reducing utility costs by 10% are goals. Reducing food waste runs from procurement until the end of a guest’s stay is part of the need to cutfood waste by 30% by 2030.
School for Change training will be for all headquarters and hotel levels – it was initially launched at all Accor headquarters to increase employee awareness of sustainable development challenges and, under this collaboration, employees and talents in hotels of both partners will be able to access a content platform and training path focused on the basics of climate change.