Our footprint

To achieve our goals of transparency and corporate responsibility, we are committed to sharing the results of the studies we carry out on our socio-economic and environmental footprints in the countries in which we operate, making them available to everyone.

Plants alongside the pool of an hotel

Plants alongside the pool of an hotel

Our socio-economic footprint (2016)

This socio-economic footprint study was the first led by a hotel Group. Committed, we found it crucial to quantify and analyze our activity’s ripple effects throughout the worldwide and local economies. The findings from this impact map will help us to home in on more effective levers to limit any negative impacts that may arise from its development and strengthen the positive impacts in the communities around its hotels.

Two key findings: AccorHotels supports 880 000 jobs and mainly creates wealth in our host countries.


  • €7.3 bn Directs impacts: salaries and taxes paid by the group

  • €5.9 bn Indirects impacts: supplier purchases generating a ripple effect

  • €9.2 bn Induced impacts: support for consumption and tax revenue

  • €22.4 bn Contributed to global GPD: 83% of the wealth created remains in the countries concerned


  • 170,000 Direct Impacts: full-time equivalent jobs

  • 260,000 Induced impacts: full-time equivalent jobs

  • 450,000 Induced impacts: full-time equivalent jobs

  • 880,000 Jobs supported worldwide: 70% of vacancies are filled locally


  • 1 Job created within Accor

  • €1 of Accor revenue

  • 4.1 jobs supported worldwide

  • €1.7 contribution to global GPD


Environmental footprint of AccorHotels (2011)

The study was the first study worldwide to record the environmental impact of an international hospitality Group throughout the entire life-cycle of its activity, on the basis of several criteria.

This ambitious study seeks to assess the Group's impact on the environment. On the one hand, it makes a full survey not restricted to CO2 emissions alone: AccorHotels' environmental footprint also includes the Group's annual impact as regards energy, water consumption and pollution, and waste. On the other, it studies AccorHotels based on a very broad perimeter, taking into account not only the impact directly caused by its hotels, but also the impact generated indirectly.