The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is one of Europe's first congress and culture centres to hold ISO 14001:2004 environmental management certification.
During the certification audit in October 2008, the certifying body Det Norske Veritas (DNV) represented by Ms Laurence Nahon and Mr Massimo Bosco carried out an in-depth appraisal of the measures in place at the Grimaldi Forum, concerning both the actual building and all activities liable to impact on the environment, in order to verify that the management system implemented does indeed fulfil the standard's requirements. Following those two days on site, DNV has now awarded ISO 14001:2004 certification to the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
This certification endorses the work initiated in November 2007 by the entire staff and management in order to participate in the eco-responsibility movement that the Principality of Monaco has launched at the instigation of its reigning Prince, but likewise to respond to the international corporate tourism market's increasingly pressing demands in this field. Under the ACT GREEN banner the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is now giving further concrete expression to its desire to actively promote a cleaner, greener event organisation industry.
Consequently the Grimaldi Forum Monaco wanted to complement its existing ecological measures, which include using seawater as a renewable energy for its air conditioning, so has adopted immediate solutions to reduce its impact on the environment: introduction of waste sorting, recycling of carpeting and PVC signage sheeting, using ecocertified products, reducing electricity consumption by using low-voltage light bulbs etc.