Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to the planet and community. Our Planet 21 – Acting Here program endeavors to act for “positive hospitality” and has set some ambitious objectives to meet by the end of 2020, structured around four strategic pillars: working with our employees, involving our clients, innovating with our partners and involving local communities. We are also actively focused on two key areas: food and buildings.
Mercure Sydney is working towards a goal of being carbon neutral with various sustainability programs such as: electric vehicle charging stations in our onsite car parking areas, the reduction of single-use plastics and the introduction of paper straws at all of our Food & Beverage outlets.
NABERS for hotels is a tool designed to give hotels a one to six star rating for energy and water efficiency. It rates hotel space, including all facilities provided for hotel staff and guests. Mercure Sydney has achieved a 3-star NABERS Rating for Water and a 4-Star NABERS Rating for Energy, and with our passionate team and continued environmental focus are working towards achieving a 4.5-star rating for energy in the very near future.