PARIS — On October 15, Accor announced it had successfully re-opened most of its hotels, with 95 per cent of them having already adopted the group’s ALLSAFE cleanliness and hygiene protocols jointly developed with Bureau Veritas.
To date, Accor has successfully certified 65 per cent of these hotels with the ALLSAFE label through a third-party review and accreditation process with professional auditors such as Bureau Veritas, SGS, Clifton and Ecolab. The company is working to have additional hotels independently verified as ALLSAFE compliant over the coming months.
“At Accor, we are grateful for the trust our guests have placed in us to protect their health, safety and well-being and this is a responsibility we prioritize above all else,” says Chris Cahill, deputy CEO, Hotel Operations. “Throughout this difficult year, our hotel teams have risen to the challenge of enhancing their already stringent protocols and following increased public-safety regulations while continuing to welcome, safeguard and take care of others; this remains at the very heart of what we do and who we are as hoteliers.”
To achieve the ALLSAFE certification, hotels must comply with a detailed list of 16 global commitments jointly developed with Bureau Veritas, which translates into more than 100 standards in total. Some of these enhanced health and prevention protocols include a reinforced cleaning program with frequent disinfection of all high-touch areas such as elevators and public restrooms; deep cleaning of guestrooms with hospital-grade cleaning products and materials, including upholstery, carpets and bedding cleaning at high temperatures.