In presence of HSH Prince Albert II The Grimaldi Forum Monaco officially received its ISO 14001:2004 environmental Certification
Since October 15, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is one of Europe's first congress and culture centres to receive the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management certification.
On Wednesday November 26, in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, whose commitment and actions for environmental preservation are clearly known, Massimo Bosco; the representative of the certifying body Det Norske Veritas (DNV) officially handed over the ISO certificationto Sylvie Biancheri, General Manager of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
In the presence of all the Grimaldi Forum’s teams, His Serene Highness Sovereign Prince unveiled a plaque in the main hall of the building, as a reminder of the environmental management system that applies to all, in the daily activities of the centre.
This certification first endorses the work initiated in November 2007 by the entire staff and management following the Principality of Monaco’s eco-responsibility movement initiated by Reigning Prince. It also responds to an increasing demand of the MICE market in this field. Under the ACT GREEN banner, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is actively promoting a cleaner, greener event organisation industry.
Consequently the Grimaldi Forum Monaco who wanted to complement its existing ecological measures (like using seawater as a renewable energy for its air conditioning) has adopted immediate measures to reduce its impact on the environment. For example implementation of waste sorting, recycling of carpeting and PVC signage banners, use of eco-certified products, reduction of the electricity consumption thanks to low-voltage light bulbs etc…
In early December the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is taking advantage of the next EIBTM show in Barcelona, the corporate tourism's global meeting place, to present its Green Event sales offer: ready-made solutions for more ecoresponsible events.