Sofitel is staging a massive clean-up
campaign as part of “Earth Guest Day”, an initiative developed by parent
company Accor which aims at working to improve the environment in
communities in which the hotel group operates, as well as to educate
children about the importance of “thinking green”.
Accor and Sofitel’s global Earth Guest Day
represents the climax of all the sustainable development actions
carried out by worldwide employees under the Accor Group. It
advocates ecological and energy conservation activities, involving
employees and clients to enhance the social awareness and
symbolize sustainable development.
In Vietnam, 200 employees of Sofitel Dalat
Palace will be part of a 500-man team that will go to Ho Xuan
Huong Lake where they clean garbage from the water and the banks
of the lake, as well as installing new garbage bins to ensure that
the area not only gets clean, but stays clean.
In Siem Riep meanwhile, Sofitel Angkor
Phokeethra, employees will install a Tube Well at a local
orphanage as well as opening a library. Ongoing in-house education
in the form of talks and seminars will educate employees about
water treatment processes and how to save water.
Up in Northern China, the Sofitel Silver Plaza
Jinan is taking steps to help protect local trees that have been
suffering seriously from American white moths, as well as doing a
massive clean up of beautiful Jinan Park.
Children for Hope School and employees’ children
will be invited to a presentation at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing.
Designed as a competition to make it more interactive and fun, the
session will include creating their own shopping bags by
decorating an environmentally friendly bag using waterproof
In a bid to help clean up Bangkok’s canals,
employees and their children will clear up Talingchan Canal on the
outskirts of Bangkok and receive educational talks from District
Officers about protecting water quality, water animals and nature.
The first “Earth Guest Day” of Accor Group
spanned 69 countries and included the participation of 100,000
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