Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is strengthening its commitment to sustainable luxury by signing its new roadmap for 2022–2026 featuring twenty-two significant pledges.
Actively engaging in sustainable development means defining a strategy with clear goals that employees and suppliers can work towards, with the contribution of customers. To this end, in 2008 Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer formalised in writing a series of actions to be carried out within five years, in its first environmental charter. This led to the formation of the Green Teams – of which there are now eleven – that work hard to implement this strategy within the resort’s establishments. “Over ten years ago our group made a commitment to a more environmentally responsible form of luxury. Today we must step up the pace with our collaborators and suppliers, and offer our customers a new, sustainable Monte-Carlo Art of Living,” says Jean-Luc Biamonti, Deputy Chairman of the Société des Bains de Mer. Following the progresses made under the third Go Sustainable charter – resulting in Green Globe certifications, reduced water and energy consumption, priority given to local products, the elimination of single-use plastics and the classification of La Pointe de la Vigie as a refuge by the League for the Protection of Birds – the group has just signed its fourth charter, for 2022–2026.
This roadmap marks a strengthening of its commitments to reflect the new decarbonisation measures set by the Prince’s Government, with four major focuses: engaging all the resort’s employees in working towards sustainable development, raising awareness among customers and suppliers as to the importance of zero plastic, zero waste and zero paper, promoting natural heritage, and implementing decarbonisation initiatives. In order to achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the group is aiming at a 4 to 5% reduction per year, with a target of a 45% reduction in direct emissions by 2026 thanks to a reduction in waste, the circular economy, electric transport and the use of renewable energies. All these actions are geared towards a greener model of luxury in the future.
A fun sporting event for Earth Hour
In 2023 the resort’s staff will be getting back on their e-bikes. Their goal is to produce enough electricity to light up a projection on the façade of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, with each effort generating a donation to the Prince Albert II Foundation. This action is part of Earth Hour, a global initiative during which citizens turn off their lights and unplug non-essential electrical appliances for one hour.