OUR ECO-RESPONSIBLE COMMITMENTS
Our three hotels have received the Clef Verte (Green Key) eco-label.
The Clef Verte eco-label is the first international label to highlight the tourist establishments, hotels and restaurants that are committed to the process of reducing their environmental impact.
The award criteria are many and varied, involving energy saving, team training, the choice of products and the sorting of waste. They are also regularly reassessed and adapted as new regulations and requirements arise.
In 2023, the three hotels of the Magna Arbor group were among the 1,077 in France to receive the Clef Verte label.
Coming from a family of farmers who live and work close to the land, we are convinced that it is urgent to act and that we can all do so. Our approaches follow several threads.
Reducing our electricity consumption
- We offer a cleaning service on request, not systematically, to reduce our energy impact
- We first improved the energy performance of our buildings by installing double glazing everywhere.
- A central control allows us to manage the air conditioning (both hot and cold) and therefore limit the number of devices and reduce electricity consumption by 75% compared to a conventional installation, while maintaining optimal comfort.
- All our minibars are unplugged when guests leave, giving you the freedom to use them or not, as you prefer.
- Finally, motion detectors are installed in the corridors to switch on the light only when necessary.
Reducing our water consumption
- The showers in our rooms are equipped flow reducers.
- We prioritised showers over bathtubs when renovating the rooms.
- Finally, we offer our guests a flexible cleaning service, including changing sheets and towels only on request, in order to reduce consumption linked to washing linen.
Reducing waste, sorting and recycling
- We have implemented waste sorting in all our establishments and specific bins are available for this purpose
- We digitalise procedures and so use less paper.
- In the rooms, we offer organic hygiene products in dispenser format, provided by a family business committed to an environmentally friendly approach.
- At breakfast, we favour “bulk” products rather than packaged individual portions.
- Finally, in the spirit of anti-waste and solidarity, we are committed to an association of volunteers, Les Hôtels Solidaires, which collects pastries, food and hygiene products that are to be thrown away and donates them to people in need.
Training and small eco-responsible actions
- Our teams are trained in sustainable development.
- We select our partners with this in mind and we ensure they are aware of these issues.
- For our suppliers, we favour family and local businesses that share our values.
- Our teams have adopted many small actions such as turning off unneeded lights, putting computers on standby, not printing unnecessary documents, etc.
- We have voluntarily chosen not to have a website for each of our hotels, preferring a single common site for the entire Magna Arbor group and its establishments, thereby consuming less energy.
Partnerships that make sense
We are members of Les Hôtels Solidaires, an association which fights to avoid waste and help people in need. Volunteers regularly call at our three hotels to collect uneaten breakfast products (breads, pastries, etc.) or any hygiene products that can be used to help those in difficulty.
We offer you the opportunity to act in support of Reforest Action, an association which aims to maintain and replant forests in France and around the world. By booking directly on our site, you can donate up to €1 to help reduce our carbon footprint.
For our welcome coffee, we chose the Nature Bio capsules from the "Happy Cafés" brand. This company employs people with disabilities in several shops in France and aims to open hearts to the contributions of the differently abled.
Far from being dogmatic, our commitment is always on a voluntary basis, a real process that pushes us to continually improve our ways of doing things.
Everyone has a role to play in the commitment to limit our environmental impact. This is why we seek to inform our guests about our procedures and their challenges. We are also counting on you to help us by taking the following small actions:
• Do not let the water run
• Turn off the lights
• Set the air conditioning to reasonable temperatures
• Do not ask for the replenishment of towels on a daily basis
• Comply with the digitalisation of documents for all arrival and departure procedures.
Help us to respect these commitments and to sustain our world!