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Accor celebrates 2nd Anniversary of PLANET 21

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Reinforces its commitment towards sustainable development and environment protection

To mark the second Anniversary of Planet 21 (The sustainable development program launched by Accor Group in 2012), Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre (NHCC) celebrated the occasion with their stakeholders and patrons and reinforced the group’s commitment towards energy conservation and resource optimization

As part of the Anniversary celebrations NHCC employees and guests undertook environmental activities to protect and save the natural surroundings. The Anniversary celebrations involved Blood donation Camp, Pollution check, Tree Plantations, Car pooling club, Zero Print out Day, Save Power (Switching off Non Essential Lights).

Accor group’s sustainable development program Planet 21 has been recognised world over and has won the customers and employees alike. The celebrations of second Anniversary began with the blood donation Camp. The camp was part of the community welfare programme and was well attended by the NHCC & HICC employees and volunteers who came forward to donate blood. A free Pollution Check-up Camp was organized for employees & vendors HICC & NHCC to help reduce the pollution levels.

The employees undertook Tree Plantation at the hotel premises. The focus was to create and maintain the green belt around the hotel to ensure a green environment around the property. To further reduce energy consumption, the staff at NHCC switched off all non-essential lights apart from observing a “Zero Print out Day” to reduce the carbon footprints.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Peter Frawley, General Manager Delegate - Accor Andhra Pradesh & Goa Hotel Operations, said that “With Planet 21, Accor Group has set itself a series of sustainable objectives for 2015. These objectives are structured into seven pillars (Health, Nature, Carbon, Innovation, Local Development, Employment and Dialogue) and 21 commitments. We at Accor India are committed towards devising a sustainable solution for creating a Green future for our next generation.”

The 1st year anniversary celebrations of Planet 21 marked the opening of first of its first of its kind Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) along with other initiatives like Lake Cleaning, Energy Conversation, Green brunch Bicycle rides and much more.

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