Corporate Social Responsibility
Our values: Protect, respect and develop sustainable solutions. (Protect-Respect-Develop) Our vision: Oetker Collection has chosen to make the most of its know-how, savoir vivre and social skills to develop and sustain the future of generations to come in the long term. Our mission: Oetker Collection family is guided by common values and goals, especially regarding social and environmental development. It is this new commitment that allows us to be closer to our guests. Our motto: "Patrons for a safe and guaranteed future"
Ensure respect for human rights and optimise our working conditions • Ensure equity amongst our employees while fighting against discrimination. • Promote optimum quality of life at work and support social dialogue. • Encourage the development and employability of our employees. Objective: Ensure gender equality, optimal health and safety conditions for all employees
Control our consumption and protect our environment • Through innovation reduce our consumption of resources • Understand, protect and restore the biodiversity that surrounds us • Apply waste regulations and strive to limit any type of pollution. Objective: Measure, compare and reduce our water and energy consumption
Guarantee a service of an exceptional and sustainable quality increasing the awareness of our guests and our staff on social responsibility • Guarantee an impeccable and responsible service through fair operating practices. • Encourage our guests and staff to contribute to our vision of a sustainable future. Objective: Establish a comprehensive and integrated communication strategy for all CSR activities Create a internal Green Champion Award system
Take part in the social, cultural and economic development of the regions in which we operate • Favour local producers who are a guarantee of the rich heritage of our region. • Commit alongside our partners in sustainable projects that are linked to the values we defend. Objectives: Establish a new sustainable product for each month of the year, favouring local suppliers where possible Create a relationship with a local charity
Group CSR actions include: • As a common standard all hotels are monitoring their resource consumption including electricity, water and gas through the data management system Con-Serve™. The Group strives to reduce their resource consumption. • Additionally all hotels have adopted the ‘Giving Bag’ scheme, which allows guests to donate any clothes or accessories they no longer wish to take home to those in need through the Red Cross. Guests are also given the possibility to help disadvantaged countries by donating their partially used bath products to the ‘Clean the World’ foundation. Both donations only need to be dropped into a ‘Giving Bag’ which have been placed in every Hotel room wardrobe. The Oetker Collection works with Considerate Hoteliers to ensure all commitments are implemented, strategies are adhered to and progress is tracked.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa
At Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa there is always a choice of both local and fresh as they created an aromatic garden to be used for guests’ local dishes. All their gourmet creations are made with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Hotel recycles their organic waste by producing compost for their beautiful parks and landscape gardens, ensuring their sustainable up-keep.
Chateau Saint- Martin & Spa beekeeper taught staff how to run a beehive, through hands-on workshops. The garden foragers produce an average of 60kg of delicious honey per season, served every morning at breakfast.
The Hotel offers a lovely stuffed toy, available for adoption in client’s room. It is a cute little owl, a protected species of which already 4 couples are nesting in the large park of the castle, helped by the installation of a nesting box in 2017. The initiative marks the Hotel’s engagement with the Bird Protection League, in the preservation of the regional biodiversity. All profits of the action are given to this NGO.
CSR Team: Team Avence
Bird Protection League
Certificates UN Global Compact Advanced Level
Green Globe Certified Gold Status
‘Silver’ EcoLeaders from TripAdvisor ‘Innovation Trophy’ as part of Climate Energy Plan of Alpes-Maritimes