Since its creation, the Group has been committed to using resources efficiently and changing its habits and technology so that its long-term growth is respectful of both nature and the local community.
Since its creation, the Group has been committed to using resources efficiently and changing its habits and technology so that its long-term growth is respectful of both nature and the local community. IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE One of the ambitious goals that the Group set for itself in 2014 was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% between 2012 and 2020. For example, over 40,000 lightbulbs have been replaced by LED lights along the roofs and facades of Main Street U.S.A.®, of Disneyland® Park, and the Disneyland® Hotel. More efficient LED lights have also been installed at the “it’s a small world” attraction during its renovation. The renovation of Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne® was the kick-off of the first phase in improving its energy efficiency. This step saw numerous improvements such as making six out of 14 buildings more waterproof and replacing the windows in 429 out of 1,000 hotel rooms. A study on waste disposal was also launched with a survey firm specialised in waste characterisation. What was the goal? To carry out an inventory of waste production and management throughout the resort, and to deploy corrective initiatives in order to reach a rate of 60% operational waste recovery and 75% construction waste recovery by the year 2020. The Group also hopes to become an example in terms of purchasing. In 25 years, 82.3% of purchases (not including Food & Beverage purchases) made by the Group were made in France, including a large part in Île-de-France. The Group has also developed partnerships with local suppliers to prioritise short circuits, for example in its purchases of Brie cheese (a local speciality), and certain charcuteries and jams. Another example of the Group’s responsible purchasing policy is respecting the environment in its food and drink purchases. PRACTICING ECONOMICALLY RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR The Group is fully aware that protecting the environment starts with everyday habits, and so it makes efforts to raise environmental awareness and encourage action among Cast Members. The goal is clear: to prioritise environmentally responsible behaviour at the resort. In April 2016, the Group celebrated Earth Month. During this annual event, Cast Members are invited to show their “Environmentality,” through more than 20 activities with diverse goals, such as finding out about the resort’s plants and biodiversity, visiting the beehive at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, or visiting the resort’s water treatment centre. As in past years, the Group rewarded teams who excelled in managing waste and saving energy, with its Trophées Environnementalité award ceremony.