Accor launches hospitality industry’s largest indigenous reconciliation plan

AUSTRALIA Accor Hospitality is embarking on the next phase of its campaign to build sustainable relationships with indigenous Australians, an effort that is purportedly the most comprehensive in the hotel industry.

Accor’s partnership with Reconciliation Australia is a formal commitment to closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians through employment and training. Accor is partnering with indigenous businesses and is working in the community to increase knowledge about indigenous culture and to provide opportunities through education and scholarships.

“With over 150 hotels in Australia, the greatest geographical spread of city and regional locations, and the relationships we have built with Indigenous employment partners, Accor is well equipped to achieve our goal of seeing 100 indigenous employees trained and employed in Accor hotels across Australia each year,” says Simon McGrath, vice president of Accor Australia. Established in 2001, the Indigenous Employment Program has seen more than 600 indigenous Australians employed throughout Accor’s Australia hotel network.