Monte-Carlo Beach commitments

“ACT GREEN” with Monte-Carlo Beach

 

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 2019, the group launched its third Sustainable Development Charter covering the period from 2019 to 2022 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 2019-2022, 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 Gold Standard certification in 2018 — 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.

 

Guest-related actions:

- A menu with local, seasonal and organic products at the 100% organic food and wild-caught fish gastronomic restaurant Elsa, certified Ecocert category 3.

- The availability of “green” vehicles, such as a 100% electric courtesy car, electrically assisted bicycles, a 100% electric inter-hotels shuttle and four recharging 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.

 

 

Staff-related actions:

- The separation and sorting of 10 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). New trials are currently underway with the collection of cigarette butts.

- 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.

 

Societal actions:

- Supporting the “Anges Gardiens de Monaco” association with its charitable work in aid of the poor.

- 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 August” 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.

 

Environmental actions:

- Finalising the construction work needed to return the beach to its original 1929 condition, to protect local heritage and to restore the coastline while also encouraging biodiversity.

- The classification of the Pointe de la Vigie as an LPO (Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux) bird refuge to promote local biodiversity.

- 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 annual 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.).

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