THE GRIMALDI FORUM: ECO-RESPONSIBLE FROM THE START
From the very beginning, the Monaco Government Congress and Cultural Centre has incorporated the key concept of respecting the environment into the specifications for the construction of their building, whether insulation, energy use, air treatment, etc. A company in full economic growth, since its first ISO 14001 certification in 2008 it has still managed to improve its energy efficiency by 35%, multiply its sorting rate 2.5x, and divide water consumption per visitor by more than half.
A WELL-KNOWN AND CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
THE GRIMALDI FORUM ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
In line with H.S.H. Prince Albert II's proactive policy in favour of sustainable development, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco runs a management system that aims to reduce the impact their event activity has on the environment, and is also a participant in the National Energy Transition Pact. Alongside their employees, suppliers, partners, customers and visitors, the Monaco Government Congress and Cultural Centre is making their daily activities increasingly more eco-responsible, while still maintaining the excellence of their services; their efforts are concentrated on 6 priority areas of action:
THE GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO ISO 14001 COMMITTEE
INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL DYNAMIC
OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO
II OF MONACO FOUNDATION
Promoting a new balance with Nature was already at the heart of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco's concerns in June of 2006 when he decided to create his Foundation as a means of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development, both at home and abroad.
Active on a global scale, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2) has set out to unite scientists, politicians and economic and civil partners around an objective that is central to our future - protecting the ocean and the earth. The Foundation's ongoing work has made it possible to take encouraging steps forward, both in terms of safeguarding endangered species and improving the living conditions of rural communities by implementing new ethical, sustainable solutions.
Since its construction, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco has been committed to reducing the impact that its events have on the environment, which is reflected in the ISO 14001 certification that it has held since 2008.
In 2018, the Forum wanted to further increase its engagement within the Principality and became one of the first economic actors to join the National Energy Transition Pact overseen by the Mission for the Energy Transition of Monaco, which manages projects that limit greenhouse gas emissions and develop renewable energy in the Principality.
The tourism sector in Monaco follows the environmental policy implemented by the Princely Government. All stakeholders are committed to a more responsible tourism and put solutions in place that optimise resource management.
Destination Monaco and its partners are working to preserve water, biodiversity, and to fight against global warming.
For example, the majority of hotels have opted for environmental certification, and emphasis is placed on soft mobility thanks to the development of a public transportation network and efficient intermodality solutions. Activities are regularly organised to raise awareness about topics like sorting, the fight against food waste, protecting biodiversity, etc.
THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL
On February 15th, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is lit up in orange to spotlight the Flavien Foundation, which brings hope as the 1st Monegasque association in the Principality to join the fight against paediatric cancers and rare diseases.
The Grimaldi Forum spotlights the female talent working alongside their male peers on a daily basis. At the Grimaldi Forum the talent is certainly mixed, and this is the best recipe for a successful team!
With participation from nearly 30 economic stakeholders within the Principality, this one-week event aims to raise children's awareness about the environment through various workshops.
On this day, the GFM teams are all invited to various educational workshops that focus on wildlife protection and preservation of the local plant ecosystem.
Every year in October, the Grimaldi Form Monaco is lit up in pink in solidarity with Pink Ribbon Monaco for the "Pink October" initiative that fights against breast cancer and reminds us that detection saves lives!
For 15 years, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco has participated in No Finish Line Monaco (NFL). With an average of 71 employees registered, the team is committed to supporting NFL projects for sick or disadvantaged children.
Every year the Grimaldi Forum renews its support for this artistic event in favour of environmental protection by providing organisers with up to 600 m² of carpeting already used for previous functions.
The Grimaldi Forum Monaco partners with Cliiink, which rewards users when they recycle their glass using dedicated containers! It allows app users to redeem 20 points for a €5 voucher that can be used at the ticket office.
The employees of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco rallied on behalf of students facing hard times in Alpes-Maritimes by donating more than 200 kg of hygiene products and non-perishable food items. A big thanks to them, and cheers to Monaco Humanitarian Aid!
The Grimaldi Forum was Monaco's only Covid-19 vaccination centre up until June 2021.
The Monegasque Government offered a fallback solution for French employees in the Principality who were unable to return home due to bad weather and a complete transportation shutdown in October.
The Grimaldi Forum Monaco rallied its teams and was one of two Covid-19 mass screening centres set up by the Monegasque Government.
The Grimaldi Forum Monaco joined the "Light It Blue" initiative, adorning itself in blue as a tribute to the healthcare staff, front-line workers and GFM security control centre team who did rounds in the building 24 hours a day during the lockdown.
The Grimaldi Forum is one of the retailers that was part of the CARLO solution, an app that was used by the Princely Government to support economic recovery during the health crisis.