Accor Services launches ethical online shop and points scheme Green Rewards

Accor Services, a leader in employee benefits, rewards and motivation, and expense management services and Green Rewards, the ethical online shop and points scheme, have entered into an exclusive partnership that has resulted in the launch of Compliments Green, the first fully integrated ethical incentives and rewards solution in the UK.

The unique partnership is a first for the industry and combines the motivation and engagement expertise of the UK’s leading incentive and rewards provider with the extensive product range and ethical elements of Green Rewards. An existing internet store that specialises in independently assessed ethical products and services, Green Rewards has an 800-strong portfolio of options including fashion accessories, experiences, organic wine, scooters and garden hammocks.

Compliments Green has been launched by Capital Incentives & Motivation, a specialist division of Accor Services, in partnership with Green Rewards. The eco-incentive programme utilises an e-voucher and online account, and operates with a points-based system. Once participants have accrued enough points they choose an environmentally – friendly reward at Green Rewards.

Enhanced staff engagement and performance, improved recruitment and retention, boosted corporate social responsibility (CSR) credentials, and a stronger brand image and reputation are some of the key benefits that an organisation can gain by using Compliments Green. It can be incorporated within any existing employee, channel partner or customer incentive programme or as a new stand alone scheme used as a basis for encouraging ‘greener’ behaviour.

The partnership agreement was signed by Graham Simmonds, Co -Founder and Managing Director of Green Rewards and Patrick Langlois, Managing Director of Accor Services UK, at a meeting in London.

Patrick Langlois commented: “I am delighted with our partnership with Green Rewards and the development of this innovative, unique solution. The two companies share the same values, commitment to the environment and style of working, and this has been reflected in the ease with which we have worked together to develop Compliments Green. I look forward to the continuing success of Compliments Green and other solutions with Graham’s team in the future.

“Together we can help to make it easy for corporations to demonstrate their commitment to raising environmental awareness and to be active in motivating their staff and encouraging them to be more aware of the eco-impact of their actions”

Graham Simmonds said: “”My founding vision for Green Rewards was to help make the green and ethical option mainstream, and I am confident that people are going green not just because they want to do the right thing, but more importantly because they find the eco option attractive and desirable.

“Our developing partnership with Patrick and his team at Accor Services, the largest global motivation and incentives company, is really exciting for me as it creates a great opportunity to bring the very best green and ethical options into the heart of the mainstream corporate rewards market, and I am confident that Compliments Green provides a timely and unique solution as corporations look to innovate and make sustainability core to their business activities.”

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