Each year, Best Western undergoes an external and objective evaluation of its activities, through its commitment to the Global Compact and the Ecovadis audit. In 2021, the cooperative has retained its Ecovadis silver medal and has renewed all its actions to be part of a Corporate Social Responsibility approach. Its efforts earned it the gold medal in early 2022 with a score of 69/100. The 4 EcoVadis evaluation areas are: Environment, Ethics, Social, Human Rights and Responsible Purchasing.
The group is becoming aware of a carbon offset approach. Since 2020, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts France has been supporting the Reforest'Action initiative to plant trees in France and around the world. This French company acts in favour of biodiversity, the climate and employment through the planting of 5,000 trees. Find all this information on https://pressroom.bestwestern.fr/best-western-hotels-resorts-renforce-sa-demarche-rse/.
Best Western L'Orée Paris Sud respects the Best Western brand commitments. We are currently in the process of obtaining the Clé Verte label, and while waiting for this label to be awarded, here is a list of the commitments already in place in our establishment.
Our actions, in summary:
# ANTI-WASTE : preventive maintenance, seasonal restaurant menu, anti-waste recipes implemented according to needs, limit paper consumption via a vast project to digitalise media, offer to reuse sheets by default (stays > 1 night), monitoring of consumption, general switch in rooms, renewal of low consumption lighting (100% of rooms and common areas are already equipped with them), presence detector in common areas (except lobby), washing at less than 60° if possible, accessibility information
destinations by public transport, business transport services
# ANTIPLASTIC : ban individual plastic toiletry cups and bottles in favour of glass/cardboard, eco-pumps for shampoo and soap in the room (Eco by green Ada cosmetics), ban laundry bags, straws, plastic stirrers and replace them with paste/cardboard/kraft solutions, ban the plastic water bottle in the room from Oct-2022 and replace it with a Tetra pack bottle (made in France)
# WASTE-RECYCLING** : wastewater collection, glass**, yellow waste**, brown waste**; renovation policy based on internet/external recycling of furniture, search for sustainability
# BIODIVERSITY : Use eco-labelled cleaning products (at least 80%), do not use pesticides in the park, provide free pasture for our neighbouring farmer and horse breeder, buy labelled products (AOP, AOC, label rouge, MSC), favour organic products in the shop (A l'Epicerie - from October 2022): 100% of jams, 100% of macerated oils, 80% of the aperitif range, ban endangered fish species, offer 100% of French meat in individual restaurant cards
# SOCIETY-WELLBEING : Participate in local projects via the Rotary partnership, give preference to suppliers made in France, local whenever possible: Aix&terra, Café Richard, La Corbeille à confitures Evry, yoghurts (Viltain farm Jouy-en-Josas); tomatoes (Saulx les Chartreux), maintenance of green spaces and cleaning company, share best practices between hotels members of the Atypio network, respond to the different food needs (vegetarian), recruit disabled workers (one employee at present)
FOCUS JAM 100% ORGANIC
Find this natural handcrafted product in our shop At the Epicerie (from October 2022). Aix&terra Manufacture creates and reinvents original recipes without colouring agents or preservatives: Menton Lemon, Figs PDO of Provence, Cavaillon Melon, Organic Garlic IGP of the Drôme, Olive Tanche of Nyons... And since March 2022, the production has been switched to 100% ORGANIC jam!
ORGANIC IN OUR SHOP :
A pasture is, by definition, a piece of land covered with grass, reserved for the feeding of livestock on the spot on a seasonal or permanent basis. We have chosen to put some of our areas under pasture, which are occasionally used by neighbouring horses.
FOCUS Our cheese bell (from Oct-22)
Our restaurant "A l'Epicerie" honours craftsmen, including the Aix&terra factory mentioned below. For our incredible and magnificent cheese cloche cabinet which will be available from October 2022, we are collaborating with the Maison Tourrette. Let's salute our French know-how!
- +80% of production is Made in France
- It is therefore mainly a quality artisanal dairy production: the cows live in outdoor pastures (except in winter of course) - no battery farming! - and they can keep their horns - well being of the herds preserved! Bravo and thank you to our farmers.