Our commitment to the environment
Published on 2 February 2023, dans Hotel
All too often the tourism industry and the hotel sector in particular have been singled out for their marked ecological footprint and excessive consumption of energy and water as well as detergents and other environmentally harmful products. The Hotel le Relais de la Malmaison benefits from the exceptional setting of a haven of greenery on the banks of the Seine just a few kilometres from Paris. It therefore seemed completely natural to us to be part of the process of demonstrating care and responsibility towards the environment at all levels. This is also why we have set up an environmental charter to define, frame and objectivise our commitments. Here's what it's all about...
When you stay at the Hotel le Relais de la Malmaison
You have undoubtedly chosen our establishment for its comfort, its many amenities such as its swimming pool and its Spa, and its location at the gates of Paris and a just few hundred metres from the Château de la Malmaison. Our hotel is also immensely attractive due to its two-hectare park, its rooms overlooking the verdant surroundings, its tranquillity, its restaurant and landscaped terrace, and the opportunity to walk alongside the Seine without having to cross any roads. This exceptional setting of infinite charm is a great opportunity but also a constant reminder of our responsibilities. This is why we wanted to formalise our commitments in an environmental charter.
Our environmental charter
This charter established by the hotel management has been prepared in consultation with all the teams who have adopted it. It first defines the main objectives. These are based on preventing and minimising our impact on the environment on a daily basis, but also on taking the greatest care to prevent any accidental pollution. We then maintain a vigilance that allows us to be aware of, and comply with, the various legal and regulatory requirements regarding the environment as soon as they are implemented. Finally, we strive every day to improve our practices by limiting our water and energy consumption and our waste production and by eliminating waste as much as possible. In concrete terms, our approach boils down to the 4Rs: reduce, repair, reuse, recycle. We wish to obtain, in recognition of our commitments, the Clef Verte (Green Key) label awarded by the ADEME agency for the environment and energy management.
Even at the hotel’s design stage, we took into account a certain number of criteria. For example, we chose buildings with a maximum of two floors in order to reduce our impact on the soil and the landscape. Our swimming pool has a green roof limiting heat loss and the effects of runoff on the ground. Our landscape gardeners carefully selected the species to be planted in the park. Native to the locality and perfectly adapted to the climate, they do not require excessive watering or fertiliser. Plants have also been established that absorb hydrocarbons and therefore help to clean up our atmosphere in a highly urbanised area. Our park is also equipped with rain collectors which provide the water necessary for the maintenance of our green spaces. We have formed a partnership with a beekeeper who has installed his hives in our garden. These wonderful foragers now participate in the pollination of the various plant species and provide our guests with delicious honey they can savour as part of our breakfast buffet.
Our environmental charter is a strong commitment for all the teams at Le Relais de la Malmaison. It encourages us to improve our eco-responsibility as well as to review each of our daily actions. So that we can obtain even more satisfactory results and participate ever more fully in the preservation of our idyllic setting, please help us to achieve these objectives and we can reduce our environmental footprint together!
Relais de la Malmaison, an exceptional setting near Paris