Mercure Hyderabad KCP celebrates Planet 21
Hyderabad, 23rd April 2019: Mercure Hyderabad KCP celebrated the anniversary AccorHotels sustainability initiative ‘Acting Here Planet 21’. Accor is deeply committed towards sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. The Planet 21 – Acting here program endeavors to act for “positive hospitality” and have set some ambitious objectives to meet by 2020, structured around four strategic pillars: working with the employees, involving the clients, innovating with the partners, and involving local communities.
Mercure Hyderabad KCP celebrated the program by conducting week-long activities which focused on environment, health& wellness and community welfare.
The celebrations began with the plantation drive within the hotel premises to maintain a green milieu around the property. The hotel employeesalso donated clothes and necessary items for the NGO Goonj, which works the welfare of the poor and needy. Mercure Hyderabad KCP team participated in SoapforHope program under which hotel donated used soaps to Nireekshana an NGO for further recycling and reprocessing the waste bars to be converted into new soaps. These new soap bars are then distributed among the local community for maintaining better hygiene.
An internal competition was organized for the employees with a focus on Best out of waste&Ideas to reduce food wastage. The employees participated actively in these competitions. Mercure Hyderabad KCP hosted a special Healthy breakfast & lunch buffet at Cayenne on 19th, 20th & 21st April 2019. The entire menu was prepared by using healthy organic ingredients. As a remembrance for Guest, Seed and recycled bags were given as takeaways during the planet 21 weeks.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Soumitra Pahari, Hotel Manager, Mercure Hyderabad KCP said“We are very happy to celebrate the AccorHotels initiative “Planet 21” week. We aim to create awareness on sustainable development by mobilizing our employees, guests, and partners to actively contribute to the cause. We at Accor India is also deepening our focus on preserving the ecosystems in which our hotels operate and working towards positive hospitality. We are constantly focusing on creating an ecological balance and working towards the betterment of the communities and society”