Together, we can create an innovative and sustainable tourist destination in Europe by putting in place strategies to address major environmental challenges.
Three goals: limit our impact on the environment, support our Cast Members and partners to take action on a daily basis and inspire our Guests and various stakeholders. Three pillars: Prevent environmental risks and impacts, improve environmental performance and prepare for the future by integrating innovative solutions.
Discover below the six areas at the very center of our actions.
In order to meet the objective of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Disneyland® Paris has increased its use of renewable energy.
For example, by moving to geothermal energy in collaboration with the eco-tourism project Nature Villages® Paris.
It has also been used to cover the heating needs for sanitary hot water and heating system of the Disney Parks and Disneyland® Hotel
From the very first year, this initiative helped reduce our consumption of natural gas by 6.2% across the destination.
Disneyland® Paris considers preventing and reducing waste production, but also encouraging recycling and diversion, as key issues in its approach to sustainable development.
As such, our objective is to continuously improve the process of sorting bio-waste and recyclable materials.
The Company also takes targeted actions to increase the awareness and commitment of Cast Members. At the same time, in our two Theme Parks, the number of sorting bins made available to our guests has doubled.
Also, for our young guests, a playful coloring app featuring Mickey and Minnie has been developed with the Start-Up Wakatoon to raise awareness about selective sorting.
The destination has achieved its objective to reduce its consumption of potable water by 16% between 2013 and 2018.
Since August 2013, Disneyland® Paris has had its own wastewater treatment plant for the two Theme Parks and the Disneyland® Hotel. This plant makes it possible to reuse almost all of the treated and purified water for a variety of needs such as the irrigation of green spaces or cleaning roads and pathways.
In 2018, the wastewater treatment plant was equipped with an innovative technology to reduce the levels of phosphorus in treated and purified water.
Since 1992, Disneyland® Paris has been developing innovative and sustainable initiatives on site to preserve and promote biodiversity.
The company has set up numerous infrastructures such as orchards including more than 80 officially approved, local species of fruit trees; 2 domestic beehives to assist natural pollination; “Le Potager de Rémy,” a vegetable garden of 240m², which has 15 different varieties of organic vegetable, fruits and herbs and more than 210 bird houses and auxiliary shelters on our site.
Disneyland® Paris has implemented actions to integrate environmentally friendly criteria into its purchasing policy. To structure this continuous improvement approach, the company relies on a safety management system to ensure compliance of goods.
We put traceability at the heart of our purchasing policy. To achieve this, the company has set up an inventory of all the chemical products used on site, and suppliers are selected based on their ability to provide green solutions.
The delivery of goods, products and services is taken into account in order to reduce the impact of transport.
In terms of food products, a collaborative portal between us and our suppliers helps ensure monitoring.
For more than 5 years, for administrative activities, the use of eco-labelled office paper made from 100% recycled fibers and an offer of environmentally friendly products as well as the consolidation of orders to reduce the number of deliveries have been deployed
Since January 2018, five of the destination’s hotels have been taking part in the voluntary French National Program for Environmental Footprint for Hotels.
This initiative is supported by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the ADEME (Agency of Ecological Transition) to raise consumer awareness of the environmental footprint of an overnight stay in the hotel.
Four indicators have been highlighted: climate impact; water consumption; consumption of non-renewable (energy) resources; and the proportion of organic and eco-label products in the hotel’s supplies.
Three of the hotels have scored an A rating (Disney’s Cheyenne Hotel, Disney’s Santa Fe Hotel and Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch), while two hotels received a B rating (Disney’s Sequoia Lodge and Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel).