PLANET 21 is a direct reference to Agenda 21, the environmental action plan signed by 173 heads of state at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Accor Hotels Fiji said yesterday.
According to a statement from the chain of hotels, Planet 21:
* reminds us of the urgent concerns that face the planet in the 21st century and the need to change our methods of production and consumption patterns to ensure the sustainability of the planet;
* can only be used by hotels if they comply with a certain level of sustainable development performance, assessed according to a list of 65 actions, or if they achieve an internationally recognised external environmental certification; and
* strategy has prompted Accor properties to include a program to engage customers through invitation to contribute to the hotels' actions and achievements.