Sofitel Brisbane Central, Pullman & Mercure Brisbane King George Square, Novotel Brisbane South Bank and ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street have all received Sustainable Tourism Certification from Ecotourism Australia, which assesses business across four areas: sustainable management, environmental impacts, cultural impacts and socio-economic impacts. Every hotel was independently audited to achieve certification.
“We are thrilled to have our hotels certified by Ecotourism Australia,” said Accor Pacific CEO Sarah Derry.
“Sustainability is redefining our business model and we are proud to lead the industry forward by investing in our sustainability actions and activities in the region.”
“This achievement is a testament to our dedication to sustainable practices and our commitment to environmental stewardship. We believe that responsible tourism is crucial for the long-term well-being of our planet, and we are proud to lead the way in eco-friendly hospitality.”
“In addition to the Ecotourism Australia certification, Accor continues to work towards its sustainability goals. Global initiatives include ambitious targets for reducing energy consumption, water usage, and waste generation across all Accor hotels, apartments and resorts.”
Accor signed a partnership with Ecotourism Australia earlier this year to provide a pathway for all Accor properties across the Pacific region to become certified sustainable. Accor is intending to start the certification process for another 150 of its properties over the next few months.
“We are delighted that Accor Pacific is leading the industry across Australia and New Zealand with this commitment to achieving international best practice sustainability using Ecotourism Australia’s 30 years’ experience in sustainable tourism,” said Ecotourism Australia CEO Elissa Keenan.
“This is a key partnership for our organisations and we look forward to working with Accor properties across their hotel, apartment and resort brands on sustainable and responsible tourism practices.”
Ecotourism Australia launched its Sustainable Tourism Certification program in 2022. The program is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.