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Environment Trophies Award Ceremony

The sixth Environment Trophies Award Ceremony at Disney’s Newport Bay Club®’s Convention Centre: An individual and group effort which is paying off.

Disneyland® Paris is committed to reducing the impact of its activities on the environment. The company has defined objectives to achieve this which are aligned with those established by The Walt Disney Company and the commitments of the Grenelle Environment Forum.

The objectives established for the 2008 – 2013 period concerned the following areas: 

  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Ecosystems (construction & biodiversity)
  • Water
  • Ecological footprint of the products we use (catering and derived products)

This year’s Ceremony was the occasion not only to look back on the accomplishment of the established objectives, but also to present the new strategy for the 2014 – 2020 period.

The company’s overall results demonstrate the success of responsible behaviour combined with innovative technologies. In terms of energy, we are consuming less compared with the 2013 financial year:

  • water (-13%)
  • electricity (-1.5%)
  • natural gas (-16%)

In terms of The Green Standard, we have positively exceeded our objectives by recycling 893 tonnes of food waste instead of the 870 tonne target and ordering 10,000 fewer plastic water bottles and 5 tonnes fewer of office paper than expected. We also recycled 1,628 tonnes of cardboard boxes and plastic bags, beating the 1,850 tonne target.

The stakeholders invited were:

  • Tom Wolber, President Euro Disney Associés SAS – for the welcome speech,
  • Daniel Delcourt, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – for the presentation of the new strategy to 2020,
  • Paul Chatelot, Director Prevention, Safety and Environmental Standards – for the award of The Green Standard prize, which recognises the environmental performances of the teams in cardboard and fermentable food waste sorting and reduction of the consumption of plastic water bottles and office paper,
  • Bernard Coste, Vice President Technical Facilities Management (responsible for energy matters) – for the award of the Energy prize, which recognises the involvement of the teams in energy saving.

Every year an outside personality takes part in the Ceremony: the Coca-Cola Sustainable Development Director in 2011, Opel’s Ampera Project Director in 2012 and the President of Osram in 2013 together with which we carried out our warehouse “relamping” project.

This year, Marie Balmain, Head of Sustainable Development at the Pierre & Vacances - Center Parcs group, presented the challenges and stakes of sustainable tourism.

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