Corporate social responsibility
Château Saint-Martin & Spa, an Oetker Collection gem, decided long ago to adopt a strategy for employee wellbeing and environmental sustainability. As a company with rigorous standards of excellence, who depends on the happiness of its employees and who welcomes guests from all over the world, we take our Corporate Social Responsibility objectives seriously and update them every year.
Championing human rights
Château Saint-Martin performs social indicator analysis in order to guarantee equality among its employees.
Each employee has access to a range of training modules to help develop skills that are aligned with the company's needs. Through the trainings, employees can broaden their knowledge.
The hotel is very focussed on employee wellbeing. A quiet resting room was created for employees to use during breaks.
Gender equality index
Having established multiple ongoing projects to increase environmental sustainability over the past 3 years, Château Saint-Martin & Spa will now focus a concerted effort on supporting gender equality amongst employees.
As of March 1, 2020, the gender equality index at Château Saint-Martin & Spa has reached 44/100 points upon the analysis of 2 out of the 4 key indicators.
Gender equality in the workplace is a priority for all Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotels. Château Saint-Martin & Spa has established the deadline of March 2023 to obtain the minimum index of 75 points - a level that will contribute to the collective enrichment of the hotel’s talented teams.
An insect hotel is installed in the garden — a fun tool for teaching children about natural habitats.
Each season, beehives are set up on the grounds. They are inhabited by bees that produce a fragrant homemade honey.
Following an audit by our partners at the League for Bird Protection, birdhouses were installed on the grounds to help develop local flora and fauna.
Our goal is to reduce waste to a strict minimum. Château Saint-Martin & Spa conducts daily efforts to ensure responsible waste conversion and reduction.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa relies on hydropower for 50% of its electricity consumption. All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced by LED light bulbs.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Each year the hotel publishes a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report. This makes it possible to identify the greatest sources of greenhouse gasses and to establish methods for the reduction of emissions.
All of our collaborators receive training each season on the sustainable development initiatives happening internally.
The Giving Bag provides guests with an opportunity to donate their unwanted clothing to a charity.
Our boutique favours brands and products that meet sustainability criteria with regards to sourcing, production and materials.
Made up of members from every department, our CSR team brainstorms and carries out projects to improve employee wellbeing and sustainable development across the hotel.
Our gardeners maintain a vegetable and herb garden that supply ingredients for dishes in our restaurants and smoothies and bars.
Sustainable purchasing policy
We conduct detailed research on our suppliers to learn about their CSR strategy. Château Saint-Martin & Spa's goal is to work solely with suppliers who commit to eliminating the use of single-use packaging.
Commitment to sustainable communities
We favour local producers, which is a commitment to the rich agricultural heritage of our region.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa has formed a partnership with the League for Bird Protection to protect local species under threat of extinction. The hotel has been named an LBP Refuge (Refuge LPO©). Local school children are invited into our gardens to explore nature, and guests can join our efforts with a charitable donation for the soft baby owl found in each room.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa makes a number of material donations throughout the season to our partners at the Red Cross in Vence.