Accor and Fonciere des Murs sign 152 "Green Leases"

February 29, 2012 // Franchising.com // Accor and Foncière des Murs, which are both committed to ambitious sustainable development strategies, announce the signing of “green leases” for all the 152 buildings leased by Accor and owned by Foncière des Murs, reflecting the strong momentum behind their partnership and responsibility policy.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainability and established a Sustainable Development Department as early as 1994 with the chief aim of controlling the environmental impact of its activities. In 2011, Accor published a comprehensive study of its environmental footprint (available online on http://www.accor.com/fr/developpement-durable.html) which confirms the importance of controlling energy and water consumption and waste production in its hotels in order to reduce its impact on ecosystems.

Foncière des Murs, a subsidiary of Foncière des Régions, is aware of sustainability imperatives and keen to limit the environmental impact of its buildings. It is a “green lease” pioneer in France. This initiative is part of its partnership policy with “key account” tenants, like Accor. Foncière des Murs has already signed “green leases”, notably with French restaurant chain Courtepaille, and intends to extend this policy to all its tenant partners.

This initiative adds a new dimension to the partnership between the two companies. Accor and Foncière des Murs are committed to collaborating by sharing data, exchanging good practices and conducting joint surveys to further protect the environment. Their collaboration focuses on a variety of fields, including energy, metrology, bio-diversity as well as on much more innovative topics pertaining to building monitoring and maintenance.

About Accor

Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with more than 4,400 hotels and 530,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons/ibis Styles, Etap Hotel/Formule 1/ibis budget, hotelF1 and Motel 6 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

About Foncière des Murs

Foncière des Murs SCA, a subsidiary of Foncière des Régions, specializes in holding business premises especially in the hotel, healthcare and retail sectors. Foncière des Murs is a SIIC (Real Estate Investment Trust - REIT) and develops partnerships with operators that are leaders in their sector. Its property portfolio is valued at €2.9bn. Foncière des Murs is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment B of Eurolist (FR0000060303 - FMU).
www.foncieredesmurs.fr

Contacts:

ACCOR
Charlotte Thouvard
Vice President EMEA Communications and Global Media Relations
+ 33 (0)1 45 38 18 28

Elodie Woillez
Press relations
+ 33 (0)1 45 38 87 08

FONCIERE DES MURS
Dominique Ozanne
Chief Executive Officer
+ 33 (0)1 58 97 54 20
dominique.ozanne@fdr.fr

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