At Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our planet and the communities we serve. Our commitment to sustainability is deeply ingrained in our operations, and we strive to continually improve our environmental and social performance. Our sustainability policy is guided by our history of responsible actions and our future commitments:
Our Sustainability History
• We have a strong heritage of sustainability initiatives, including reducing energy consumption, conserving water, and minimising waste generation.
• We achieved Platinum status in Accor Hotel’s Planet 21 program, a landmark initiative that set ambitious goals for environmental and social responsibility.
• From 2015 to 2023 we were certified with ISO14001:2015 to provide framework, measurement, and enhance our Environmental Management System
• We actively engage with local communities through partnerships, philanthropy, and volunteerism.
Our Commitments & Best Practices
1) Carbon Neutrality: Committing to reducing carbon emissions and, in some cases, aiming for carbon neutrality through energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy sourcing, and offset programs.
2) Zero-Waste Initiatives: Implementing zero-waste strategies, which involve minimizing waste generation and promoting recycling and composting.
3) Responsible Sourcing: Prioritizing sustainable and local sourcing of products, food, and amenities to support local communities and reduce environmental impact.
4) Water & Biodiversity Conservation: Implementing water-saving technologies, fixtures, and practices to reduce water consumption and monitoring and supporting initiatives to protect and preserve local ecosystems and wildlife.
5) Employee Engagement: Encouraging employees to embrace sustainability values and offering training and educational programs.
6) Guest Engagement: Educating and engaging guests in sustainability efforts through various means, such as in-room information, towel and linen reuse programs, and eco-friendly amenities.
7) Transparency and Reporting: Providing regular sustainability reports and data to demonstrate progress and accountability.
8) Circular Economy Initiatives: Exploring the circular economy concept to minimize waste and make efficient use of resources.
At Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, sustainability is not just a goal but a way of life. We recognize our responsibility to future generations and are committed to minimizing our environmental impact, supporting local communities, and providing exceptional guest experiences. Our journey towards a more sustainable future is ongoing, and we invite all our stakeholders to join us in this important endeavour.
Sustainability options we offer our guests during their stay: