Green attitude




Committed to sustainable development for the last 10 years, the Société des Bains de Mer has implemented many green policies that have earned certifications and rewards, highlighting the group’s commitment to responsible consumption.


Our commitment year after year

Green Globe certification

•  In 2017, the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo was awarded Green Globe certification for the second year in a row.
•  Since 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and the Monte-Carlo Beach have been Green Globe certified for their significant policies promoting sustainable development. In an effort to encourage continuous improvement, this certification must be renewed yearly (the most recent audits were in the spring of 2018.

Carbon footprint

•  Since 2014 Monte- Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has carried out an annual carbon footprint (scopes 1 and 2) for the previous fiscal year (results included in the CSR report).
•  2011: Second carbon footprint carried out for Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, with the help of the Prince Albert II Foundation, on emissions during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
•  2007: First carbon footprint carried out for the 2006-2007 fiscal year with the company O2 France.  

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

•  A CSR report has been drawn up for the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer every year since de 2013-2014 fiscal year.  

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Environmental Guidelines

•  New guidelines (2017-2020) currently in preparation.
•  Second environmental guidelines with 39 initiatives (2013-2016) for Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer signed by CEO Jean-Luc Biamonti.
•  First Environmental and Sustainable Development Guidelines with 23 initiatives (2007-2012) for Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer signed.  

Organic restaurant certification

•  Every year since 2013, the restaurant Elsa of the Monte-Carlo Beach has been awarded “Organic restaurant – category 3″ certification corresponding to the use of 100% organic ingredients. This certification must to be renewed every year.  

Earth Hour

•  Every year since 2014, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has participated in the global lights out movement Earth Hour, switching off lights on the facades of the Monte-Carlo Beach and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. The lights on the sea-facing facades of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the Balmoral were also turned off at the designated time.
•  Monte-Carlo Beach and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort organize events such as candlelight dinners and turn off the lights in their shop.  


•  In 2017, “Green Marine”, the Green Team at SBM Headquarters, joined the Monacology team.
•  Since 2016, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo has also participated in the Monacology trade show.  
•  Since 2014, the Monte-Carlo Beach and Monte-Carlo Bay have participated in Monaco’s national environmental week, “Monacology”.

Imprim’vert certification

•  Every year since since 2007, the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer printing press has been certified Imprim’vert.

BREEAM (UK high-quality environmental certification)

•  BREEAM certification has been obtained for all new construction sites to ensure a minimal environmental footprint: The comprehensive renovations of the Hôtel de Paris and the construction of the new real estate project “One Monte-Carlo” incorpate this same position and perspective. All of these projects are governed by the principles of BREEAM BESPOKE to reduce the environmental footprint of these renovation and construction projects as much as possible by the end of 2018.
•  The Villas du Sporting, for which construction was completed in June 2014, represent the Group’s first BREEAM certified projects.  

Mr Goodfish (commitment to promoting sustainable fish species

•  2017: Monte-Carlo Bay programme signed.
•  Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo programme signed.  
•  Hôtel Hermitage programme signed.  

Sustainable transportation

For personnel:
• Electric vehicles available.
For hotel guests:
• Throughout the resort: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer shuttles available for customers.
• At Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort: Mobee system, a fleet of electric cars available throughout the Principality of Monaco, is available for use.
• At Monte-Carlo Beach & Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo:: charging stations for electric bicycles available at these sites.


Our other commitments


•  Summer 2017:Green Teams set up for the Café de Paris and other Group Establishments.  
•  June 2017: Green Team set up fort the Hôtel Hermitage: Hermitage Forever Green!.  
•  March 2017: Green Team set up for the Hôtel de Paris.  



•  Green Team called the “Green Marine” set up for Aigue Marine.  



•  The Monte-Carlo Bay has had TripAdvisor GreenLeader Bronze status since 2015.  
•  Monaco’s electric car-sharing service MOBEE gained momentum with an offer specific to the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.  



•  Monte-Carlo Beach awarded the Relais & Châteaux Environment Trophy.  
•  “Beach Green Spirit Team” set up at the Monte-Carlo Beach.  
•  “Monte-Carlo Green Spa Team” set up at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.  
•  The restaurant Elsa obtained the culinary creativity award on the website “The Place to Bio”.  
•  “Egeo” contract signed with SMEG to supply 100% green energy for all gas and electricity purchased by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and for all electricity for the Monte-Carlo Beach.  



•  The group’s environmental guidelines were adapted to form guidelines specific to each establishment – certification is ongoing (2013: Monte-Carlo Beach; 2014: Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort; 2015: Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo).  
•  “Bay Be Green” set up at the Monte-Carlo Bay.  
•  “Equilibre” contract signed with EDF, ensuring EDF will purchase from renewable sources the same amount of energy consumed at the Monte-Carlo Beach.  



•  New “Evi” campaign for eco-friendly initiatives in Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer kitchens.


•  Ethical guidelines implemented for Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer suppliers and service providers.  
•  “Be Green Monte-Carlo” logo created.  
•  Monte-Carlo Beach renovations carried out in compliance with “Chantier bleu” certification.  



•  Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer purchased additional electric and hybrid vehicles.  
•  Significant investments in energy – and water-saving measures.  



•  Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer stopped buying bluefin tuna.  
•  A blog, “Oxygène”, was set up to held raise awareness of sustainable development for Monte-Carlo Soicété des Bains de Mer employees.  



•  Environment and Sustainable Development working group set up with ten members (directors, department managers, representatives of certified establishments, sustainable development project leaders).  

Green Globe certified     BeGreen_seul