AccorHotels has been committed to constantly work to redefine boundaries. The Planet 21 programme holds four strategic priorities namely; work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities, that demonstrates the ambitious goals for 2020. With Planet 21, Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens aims to provide a positive hospitality experience whilst keeping in mind the concerns for a sustainable future.
Accor From The Heart is committed to redefine boundaries by creating long-term and meaningful employment opportunities within AccorHotels via raising both funds and volunteer hours. These social empowerment initiatives are sought for with the sales of fair-trade sourced bottled wines, curated tea blends from local teamaker, ETTE Tea, providing Soap for Hope workshops whereby used soaps are repurposed and redistributed to underprivileged communities, locally-designed exclusive coasters, as well as, an upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner hosted at Winestone. Accor Singapore has newly-embarked upon 5-year partnership with Community Chest and Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), all profits earned from initiatives will be donated to provide support and funding to APSN’s beneficiaries.
Plastic ACTion (PACT) Commitment with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens has signed the PACT agreement with WWF whereby we will gradually reduce and remove all plastics in nature by 2030.
Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens has replaced all plastic straws with paper straws and pasta straws, and are now looking at better alternatives like bamboo straws or sugarcane straws.
Watch this space to find out what are we using next as straws!
The stunning lifestyle hub equipped with 9 meeting rooms have ensured that no plastic bottles are utilised and instead, glass bottles and cups are offered to our in-house guests.
As the dual-property hotel uses cornware takeaway boxes and cutlery, alternative options are also explored to ensure the best solution for both our guests and the planet.
08 March 2019
AccorHotels launched RiiSE as it renewed its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, giving fresh impetus to its international network promoting diversity. The new identity of the Group’s international network to promote diversity features a double ‘ii’ as it symbolizes the men and women who are committed to the values of sharing knowledge, of solidarity and of combatting stereotypes. The network takes a new step to improve its commitment to gender equality with a new goal: diversity as a key driver of collective performance. Based on the sharing of knowledge through a mentoring programe, RiiSE looks at the promotion of female talent to positions of responsibility and on combatting all sorts of discrimination from stereotypes to everyday sexism or sexual harassment, through communication campaigns, conferences and awareness-raising workshops.
In line with the commitment made by Sébastian Bazin, CEO of AccorHotels, to the United Nations (UN) in 2015 as part of the #HeForShe programe, RiiSE will pursue the Group’s objective of combatting pay inequalities and actively promote the recognition of all talents. The goal is set to have more than 35% female hotel managers by 2020 within its network of more than 4,600 hotels.
As part of International Women’s Day 2019, AccorHotels has released its theme for the year to be: “Let’s fight sexism and stereotypes together”.
Led by Ms. Ragini Devi, Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens, we form the bernache formation hoping to inspire successful women and men to RiiSE and stride higher for generations to come.
22 March 2019
Make every drop count with Public Utilities Board (PUB)
30 March 2019
In support of Earth Hour 2019, Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens will be switching off our main logo lights on 30 March 2019, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm. The lightings in both our lobbies, 4 hotel restaurants and bars and public spaces will also be dimmed. At the same time, guests are encouraged to switch off their room lights and join us in public areas.
Be introduced to a series of sustainable dining innovations with plant-based food options available in both Food Exchange and Winestone. With the increasing milennial vegan population brought about by growing awareness of the benefits of a vegan diet such as lowering risks of heart diseases and the positive impact it has on sustainability, veganism is finally brought into good light. In partnership with Green Monday, an organisation that promotes a vegetarian diet at least once a week, the hotel offers complimentary vegan eggs on its buffet breakfast on Mondays.
The all-day dining restaurant, Food Exchange, serves scrambled vegan eggs by JUST Eggs on it’s a la carte menu for daily breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the culinary team took a Thai twist by including Omnipork Phad Krapow, a basil minced pork dish, using plant-based pork from Omnipork. Conversely, Winestone, the hotel’s modern-European restaurant has also added Beyond Burger and Beyond Meatballs to its menu. The new addition of four plant-based dishes that are entirely vegetarian, with vegan options, are now made available upon request.
A partnership with local startup, treatsure, has also been introduced to help conserve the environment by reducing food waste. An initiative to tackle the age-old problem, treatsure offers boxes for guests to fill them up with treasures that can be found from the widespread of international buffet delicacies available to Food Exchange as food is redistributed to others. With a small fee, guests are able to savour the delectable international cuisine at the comfort of their home whilst playing their part in conserving the environment.
Find out more here.
The dual-property on Stevens has taken a pledge to work towards a greener future by reducing and reusing what is commonly thrown away or wasted. With this pledge, both properties participated as a Soap for Hope partner to donate discarded soap bars collected from check-out rooms. These bars are reused after being cleaned and pressed into new scented soap bars. To understand where their efforts of collecting and recycling soap were going towards, the staff came together to partake in a workshop conducted by Diversey. These soap bars are recycled through a unique process and given a second purpose. Each soap bar would have additional natural ingredients added in, such as lemongrass or ginger, to name a few. This not only gave the soap bars a new scent but also, a medicinal value like helping to repel mosquitoes or a key to combating diseases. These soaps were eventually distributed to underprivileged communities.
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