AccorHotels to plant gardens, cut waste
PARIS — AccorHotels said on Tuesday it would plant vegetable gardens at many of its hotels and aims to cut food waste by 30% as it improves the environmental sustainability of its operations.
Chief executive Sebastien Bazin said the group that includes the Pullman, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, and Ibis chains intends to “reduce food waste by 30%, in particular by sourcing food locally”.
AccorHotels, which generates 25%-30% of its revenue by serving 150 million meals and 130 million pastries per year, first plans to determine just how much food it is wasting.
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