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For International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, we’re celebrating the different ways our teams are tackling Food Waste, one of our pillars to reduce Accor’s food impact on biodiversity and the environment. Let’s take a closer look at how this commitment is being brought to life in our hotels every day and, in particular, at ibis Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Our hotels serve more than 150 million meals a year. As restaurateurs, through food, we can take concrete action to shape the future of travel and deliver a more sustainable hospitality model. Because today’s model is no longer viable. Because our customers desire innovative food products and experiences that have a positive impact on our planet and communities.


  • 770 rooms
  • Food camp with 4 restaurants, 1 bar and a staff cafeteria
  • 80-strong F&B team
  • 1,200 meals a day

A bustling hotel with a dedicated F&B team

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At the heart of France’s biggest and busiest airport, ibis Paris CDG Airport is at the forefront of our fight against food waste. Under the leadership of Frederic Ferreira, Food & Beverage Director & Deputy Director, the F&B team has deployed numerous eco-responsible actions, from waste reduction, sorting and recycling to harvesting rainwater and eliminating single-use plastic. 

"A few years ago, we realized that it was time, more than ever, to act against food waste. This awakening was the starting point of our actions." - FRÉDÉRIC FERREIRA, Food & Beverage Director & Deputy Director, ibis Paris CDG Airport.

Swinging into action in the kitchens

Since March 2022, the hotel has been equipped with Orbisk, smart connected e-scales that use advanced image recognition. The monitor and dashboard allow teams to compare and track food waste based on KPIs, such as food waste volumes per week and avoided CO2 emissions. The teams have decided to take this further, for example, by adding a compost heap for peelings, gathering individual unused packaged products after breakfast and launching a no-waste campaign to raise customer awareness.

Concrete results for the environment and business

This no-waste approach is already repeating results. Everyone in the team is much more aware of just how important reducing, sorting and recycling waste are – and has concrete tools to make a difference. In the longer term, the team will be able to reduce food waste by 50%, while also boosting their business objectives.

ibis Paris CDG Airport— Photo by Accoribis Paris CDG Airport— Photo by Accor
ibis Paris CDG Airport— Photo by Accor

Changing mentalities and ways of working

Reflecting evolving behaviors and more sustainable values, this shift towards putting sustainability on the table every day is taking place across all Accor hotels. Because as changemakers, together, we are empowering team members, guests, partners and suppliers to explore more consciously and ensure the travel industry contributes to all.

About Accor, a world-leading hospitality group

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry's most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor's unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company's comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as achieving Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, global elimination of single use plastics in its hotels' guest experience, etc.), Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.