Camping Le Vieux Port is set amidst maritime pines and on the edge of the ocean, in a natural environment that it is vital to preserve. Our aim is to help preserve this natural environment and, more generally, to reduce the impact of our activity on the environment. Our commitment to the environment meets the expectations of our customers, who are looking for a place to recharge their batteries in the great outdoors, and for ever-higher quality in the services we offer.
Once again this year, we are pursuing this approach on the basis of the European Eco-label certification for camping services (issued by AFNOR certification). This standard actively encourages the use of renewable energy sources, energy and water savings, reduced waste production and improvements to the local environment.
Our environmental commitments cover :
- Preservation of the natural site: an active communication policy prohibiting the use of fires outside the areas set aside for this purpose and encouraging the use of waste bins to collect rubbish (see internal regulations)
- The use of renewable energy: 100% of our electricity is produced from renewable energy. Some toilet blocks are equipped with solar panels to heat the water.
- Saving energy: purchase of efficient equipment (refrigerators, air conditioners and class A light bulbs). At least 93% of light bulbs are class A where their physical characteristics allow. We maintain our equipment to ensure its long-term performance.
- Water saving: installation of flow reducers and mixer taps for rapid adjustment of temperature and flow rate, and water-saving toilet flushes.
But also on :
- Reducing water and soil pollution: communicating the ban on discharging hazardous substances into the soil or water, and encouraging the use of rubbish bins in washrooms.
- An eco-responsible purchasing policy aimed at promoting efficient systems (e.g. systematic key switches, class A refrigerators, etc.) and purchasing products with environmental labels (paint, cleaning products, etc.).
- Good management of chemical products by limiting their use at the time of purchase, strictly dosing them when they are used, and disposing of them in accordance with regulations
- Good management of the waste we produce: reducing its toxicity (purchasing less polluting products), opting for recycling wherever possible, and sending our waste to approved centres.
- An effective partnership with Tree6clope to combat cigarette butt pollution: we now collect cigarette butts using a fun and educational approach initiated by Tree6clope to prevent the pollutants that make up cigarettes from being dispersed into nature and the ocean.
Nudge ashtrays - in other words, visible collection points that can be used to communicate with smokers by asking them a question - have been placed around every major gathering point at our 5-star Le Vieux Port campsite to simplify the collection of cigarette butts. You'll find these "interactive" ashtrays near our water park, our auditorium and on the direct access to the beach.
This will halve the number of cigarette butts found on the ground and help protect our precious environment.
We want to involve all our partners (customers, staff, suppliers, managers and service providers) in this approach, which is why we are conducting a communication campaign via the newsletter, posters, in-house training courses and by distributing this policy to our partners. This awareness campaign is essential for effective action.
We welcome any comments you may have. You can send them to us via our satisfaction questionnaire, complaints form or any other letter.