Accor reaffirms its commitments on the occasion of World Refugee Day

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Published on 21/06/21 - Updated on 17/03/22

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With more than 260,000 employees around the world, Accor is committed to encouraging openness and preventing discrimination wherever the group operates through partnerships and dedicated initiatives.

Accor believes that recruiting refugees not only enables companies to take concrete action to promote diversity of talent and profiles within their teams, but also to enrich their corporate culture. Refugees are a pool of talent, a real asset for their employers.

Accor works internationally with Tent Partnership for Refugees, a non-profit organization that mobilizes the global business community to include refugees.

In France, Accor organized a Job Dating session dedicated to the employment of refugees in the Group's hotels in Ile-de-France, in partnership with Action Emploi Refugiés. This day was an opportunity for candidates to meet with HR staff at 15 hotels with strong recruitment needs. Accor is also committed to the professional integration of refugees alongside 9 other companies - Barilla, BNP Paribas, IKEA France, Ipsos, Keolis, L'Oréal Groupe, Michelin, Sodexo and The Adecco Group. The mission of the "Refugees Are Talents" group is to share best practices, raise employee awareness and promote the integration process of legal refugees in France. To mark World Refugee Day on June 20, a "Refugees Are Talents" opinion column was published in Le Journal du Dimanche by Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, and by the heads of the group's member companies. 

In England, Accor has developed a partnership with GROUNDWORK. The "ELEVATE" program was also created. Two awareness-raising open days were organized as part of the partnership. They allowed interviews to be conducted and employees to be recruited.

Finally, in South America, the "Refugees Conversation Circle" event provides an opportunity to discuss various topics related to the coexistence of different ethnic groups. Accor also contributes to the inclusion of Venezuelan refugees in the labor market (Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia).



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