Accor honoured World Food Day last week by launching a Zero Waste Recipe Collection—an e-cookbook featuring recipes created by Fairmont, Sofitel and Novotel chefs from properties across Canada and the United States. The global hospitality company started sharing the recipes on its social media channels on October 16th, with a reveal of the entire collection scheduled for October 31st at planet21-recipecollection.com.
The curated recipe collection features 25 recipes that will be implemented across various properties with the goal of inspiring others to use ingredients that would otherwise be discarded.
This recipe collection—the first of its kind that Accor is launching to the public—will be available online only to reduce printed waste. Its publication and other on-property World Food Day events and special menus are part of Accor’s Planet 21 sustainable development program, which underscores the company’s commitment to positive hospitality through impactful projects and initiatives, including its Health and Sustainable Food Charter.
The charter’s aim is to nurture an appetite for healthy, sustainable and waste-free food programs. It outlines nine commitments that address current food, health and environmental issues and promise real action by the end of 2020—from reducing food waste by an average of 30 percent to favouring local food suppliers and seasonal produce. It further calls for properties and restaurants to prefer suppliers committed to animal welfare and ban endangered fish species.
Complementing Planet 21 and the Health and Sustainable Food Charter, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has committed to improving the overall health and conservation of bee species globally since 2008 through its Bee Sustainable program. Today, Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable program features over 20 honey bee apiaries and more than 20 wild pollinator bee hotels at Fairmont locations worldwide.
Accor’s Planet 21 program aims to encourage all within the hospitality industry to curb their environmental impact as well as inspire a new sustainable model that brings about enduring changes to the environment.