Planet 21 helps to reinvent hotel’s sustainability
Abstract: Accor Hotels has been on a sustainability journey for over 17 years culminating in the launch of Planet 21 its new sustainability programme in April of this year. Graeme Ham, Director of Human Resources for Accor in NZ and Fiji has responsibility for sustainability initiatives. He shares with us how Accor has introduced this new programme to reinvent hotels sustainability.
Biography: Graeme is Accor’s Director of Human Resources for the New Zealand and Fiji region, a position he has held for over 12 years. Previous Regional HR management experience includes 12 years with Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation (SPHC), where he spent two years in Australia, six years in South East Asia and four years in New Zealand. Graeme has also been a training advisor for the HCITB (now Hospitality Standards Institute), and has worked in vocational education after initially qualifying as a chef and vocational trainer.
In his current role for Accor, Graeme is responsible for general management of the HR function, including recruitment, talent management and career development skills and brand training, risk management, sustainability employment relations, HR data management and personnel practices in New Zealand & Fiji. In addition to the above, Graeme is actively involved in global human resource activities as part of the Accor Human Resources Management Team and is a Board Member of the Hospitality Standards Institute (H.S.I) representing the Accommodation Sector. His industry career in various HR and operational roles spans 35 years.