Accor’s Planet 21 green campaign holds in Lagos
In its bid to combine development with growth that respects the environment and local communities, Accor group, the owners of Ibis Hotel, Toyin Street, Ikeja has launched its new sustainable development programme – Planet 21 in Lagos.
The name is a direct reference to Agenda 21, the environmental action plan signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and reminds one of the urgent concerns that face the planet in the 21st century and the need to change methods of production and consumption patterns to preserve human beings and eco-systems.
Under the Planet 21, Accor is making 21 commitments and the same number of quantified goals for the year 2016, including: employees trained in disease prevention in 95 per cent of hotels; 80 percent of properties promoting balanced meals; 85 percent of hotels using eco-labeled products; a 15 percent reduction in water consumption; and 10 per cent decrease in energy use at Accor’s owned and leased hotels worldwide.
Since 1994, when Accor first established its Environment Department, the Group has adopted numerous solutions to contribute to the development of local communities, reduce water and energy consumption and limit the environmental footprint of its hotels.
In Lagos, the group as part of its corporate social responsibility will be reinforcing its determination to put sustainable development at the heart of its activities: 21 commitments that involve customers, partners and employees in order to improve Accor’s sustainability performance in Ikeja axis.
Essentially, Ibis Hotel will on April 12, 2016, sensitize the people with the importance of protecting our planet by taking a walk around Ikeja and it’s environment.
According to the General Manager, Mr. Jean Jadas; Ibis Hotel, Ikeja, “We want to sensitize the people with the importance of keeping and protecting our environment with the seven-point agenda of Planet 21 which includes; health, nature, carbon, innovation just to mention a few”.
He further said that it is our duty to help spread knowledge in order to protect and promote our environment against waste.
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