For a number of years ACCOR has been pursuing a policy for sustainable development in France and abroad. This policy is inscribed within an international framework through partnerships and collaboration with institutions such as the UNEP (United Nations Programme for the Environment), the ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie), the ICAEN (Catalonian Energy Institute), the IDAE, etc.
In January 1999 ACCOR signed a cooperation agreement with the ADEME to promote optimal energy use and conservation of the environment.This agreement is due to last for three years and covers the following areas:
- The rational use of energy. - The development and use of renewable energy.
- The management and disposal of wastes.
- The environmental design and management of buildings.
- Training and awareness raising of collaborators.
ACCOR is a founding member of the International Hotels Environment Initiative (IHEI) and the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) environment programme.ACCOR is also an active partner in "The Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development" working group set up by UNEP, UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization (WTO).