Our commitments to Sustainable Development
The Monte-Carlo Beach CSR programme (Corporate Social Responsibility) forms part of a wider, comprehensive policy implemented by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group since 2007. In 2023, the group launched its fourth Sustainable Development Charter covering the period from 2022 to 2026 and adopted a complete CSR policy comprised of three aspects: Environmental, Social and Societal.
The Monte-Carlo Beach pursued its commitment to sustainable development through its own sustainable development charter for 2023-2026, showcasing its own flagship activities.
- GREEN GLOBE
The Monte-Carlo Beach is Green Globe certified since 2014. By winning this prestigious and rigorous international label — along with its Platinium Standard certification in 2023 — the hotel has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to sustainable development.
- SOME EXAMPLES OF ACTIONS IMPLEMENTED
With a focus on continuous improvement, the Monte-Carlo Beach has introduced numerous actions to give meaning to its commitments.
- A menu with local, seasonal and organic products at the gastronomic restaurant Elsa.
- The availability of “green” vehicles, such as a hybrid courtesy car, an electrically assisted bicycle station, a 100% electric inter-hotels shuttle as well as charging stations available to help promote more environmentally friendly transportation with reduced reliance on fossil fuel.
- Raising customer awareness through various communication aids (the press, posters, digital communication in the bedrooms, the social networks, etc.).
- An eco-ethical, organic and made in France cosmetic line: PAOMA, used at the Monte-Carlo Beach spa.
- The separation and sorting of 22 categories of waste (glass, paper, cardboard, recyclable household packaging, lightbulbs, waste electrical and electronic equipment, food-based oils, category SPA3 organic waste, batteries and coat-hangers).
- Training and raising awareness among staff with the launch of a Green Team, different communication aids (newsletter, e-news, in-company blog, etc.) and thematic training.
- The collection of toys with the SIVOM (Syndicat Intercommunal à Vocation Multiple) to raise money for the children of the Restos du Cœur charity, with the in-house “Christmas in September” campaign.
- The collection of plastic caps, which are sent to the association “Les Bouchons d’amour” to help finance medical equipment for people with disabilities.
- The collection of cork bottle stoppers, which are then handed into the “France Cancer” association to help finance cancer research.
- The collecting soaps, recovered by Sapocycle to make soaps for the most deprived.
- The rehabilitation of the beach to its original state in 1929, to protect local heritage and to restore the coastline while also encouraging biodiversity.
- The extension of the Bird Protection League (LPO) Refuge at Pointe Vigie with the gardens of Villa La Vigie as well as the nurseries.
- The construction of a biodiversity-positive reef dike to protect the beach and to allow for the development of marine wildlife.
- The signature of Monaco’s National Ecological Transition Pact, membership of the Provence-Alps-Riviera region of the League for the Protection of Birds and a stakeholder in Monaco’s Marine Protected Areas.
- The punctual clean-up of the nearby public beach, to raise awareness among users and to protect the environment.
Actions to promote energy transition:
- The signature in 2019 of the Monaco National Energy Transition Pact, which seeks to achieve a neutral carbon footprint by 2050.
- The purchasing from the electricity company EDF of the equivalent of our electricity consumption in renewable energy and gas contracts with carbon offsets.
- The ongoing reduction of water consumption through the use of technical resources and best practices (water-efficient machines, the use of aerators on taps, changes in operating practices with alternative cleaning solutions, etc.).