Since 2007, Société des Bains de Mer has taken numerous measures in light of its firm commitment to environmental protection. The first set of Environmental Guidelines, which transcribed all of the company’s commitments, was signed for the 2007-2012 period. In the context of constantly changing environmental issues and priorities, new decisions were made that led to the signing of a second set of Environmental Guidelines on 3 December 2013. This consisted of 39 steps for the 2013-2016 period, all of which are in place today.
These steps concern the following areas:
The Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group’s policy with regard to environmental conservation is an important part of its development strategy. This is reflected in all of its business activities from its casinos, hotels and restaurants to its entertainment and event business, and includes its administrative management and real estate services.
An increasing number of our customers are aware of environmental issues and our company’s successful ‘Be Green’ environmental policy.
Our standpoint reflects the Société des Bains de Mer’s position to actively contribute to Monaco’s multiple commitments to promote the environment and particularly the Kyoto Protocol.
In April 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and Monte-Carlo Beach were Green Globe certified for the first time in recognition of their environmental strategies. This international certification, awarded after an audit, was renewed on 23 April 2016 for the third consecutive year. Thermes Marins also obtained this certification for the first time on 8 January 2016. Other Green Globe certification applications are currently under review.
The Elsa restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Beach is certified 100% organic (Ecocert level 3), which means that the restaurant uses all organic ingredients with full traceability. Finally, the company’s internal printing department has been certified ‘Imprim’vert’ since October 2007. This reflects our strong commitment to responsibly manage the waste produced as a result of our business activities and to control the origins of the paper we use.
Obtaining these certifications through external organisations is a testament to the success of the Société des Bains de Mer’s environmental policy. Our compliance with certification criteria is a guarantee for third parties, particularly our customers, on the reality of how the company does business and conducts its affairs on a day-to-day basis.
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer also affirms its commitment to protect the environment in its investment projects. In this way, the Villas du Sporting, for which construction was completed in June 2014, represent the company’s first BREEAM certified projects.
Two major projects – comprehensive renovations of the Hôtel de Paris and construction of the new real estate project One Monte-Carlo – incorporate this same position and perspective. All of these projects are governed by the principles of BREEAM BESPOKE to reduce the environmental footprint of these renovation and construction projects as much as possible by the end of 2018.
For more detailed information on the Société des Bains de Mer’s environmental commitments, please refer to the pdf document entitled Environmental Responsibility.