- Become an environmentally responsible business
Become an environmentally responsible business
Direction de l'Environnement
3, Avenue de Fontvieille
MC 98013 MONACO
Department of the Environment :
(+377) 98 98 83 41
Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 12.30 and from 1.30pm to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday
Optimise your energy consumption
Install photovoltaic panels
Consult the eco-actions factsheet: Transforming the sun’s energy into electricity .
Check the solar resource map to learn more about solar energy or to find out the potential production capacity of your roof.
Egeo: commit to choosing renewable energy electricity production.
See what’s on offer on the SMEG website
Eco2: SMEG gives you the possibility of offsetting your CO2 emissions linked to your natural gas consumption by financing projects which help to reduce greenhouse gases.
See what’s on offer on the SMEG website
The Principality of Monaco joined RTE’s initiative to set up the ÉcoWatt PACA website in 2010. The site is a tool which predicts winter days on which peak electricity demand is expected to be experienced across the region between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm, and alerts users accordingly. Through the site, it is possible to monitor the status of the electricity network in the eastern PACA region in real time, allowing individuals, businesses and communities in the region to adapt their consumption as part of an eco-citizen approach.
More information on www.ecowatt-paca.fr
Reduce your waste
Reduce the amount of waste you produce
Single-use plastic bags have been banned in Monaco since 1 June 2016. From 1 January 2020, all disposable plastic kitchen utensils will be banned in the Principality of Monaco.
Guide to the plastic bag ban
Plastic straws and drink mixing sticks have been banned in Monaco since 1 January 2019.
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Single-use plastic plates, cups, glasses and cutlery have been banned in Monaco since 1 January 2020.
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Restaurateurs in Monaco can give customers the option of taking home their leftovers using a small takeaway box known as "La petite boîte".
See the website www.gaspillagealimentaire.mc
Sort your waste
Optimise your travel
Use videoconferencing whenever possible
Opt for eco-friendly modes of transport
Buy an electric vehicle
Promote eco-friendly procurement
In a bid to promote sustainable procurement, the Administration has committed to an incremental initiative to improve environmental, economic and social performance at the various stages of procurement, wherever circumstances permit. You can draw inspiration from:
The Monegasque Administration's guide to responsible purchase
The Public Buildings Maintenance Office offers a guide to help you select appropriate eco-friendly materials for maintenance work (or small-scale construction of new buildings). It allows you to select materials consistent with an environmental approach, while also providing information on the advantages and disadvantages of these products.
Guide to eco materials
The "Monaco against deforestation" programme encourages companies and public authorities in the Principality to use wood from sustainably managed forests, notably through adherence to the Charter on Wood in the Principality.
See the Prince Albert II Foundation's website
Published as part of the Monegasque Administration’s eco-responsible approach, the “Guide to responsible food purchasing” aims to help anyone who would like advice on their daily food purchases. Featuring a variety of advice and tips, a calendar of seasonal produce, and a non-exhaustive presentation of a few labels, it will give you some guidance on adopting a more environmentally responsible approach to food.
See the Guide to responsible food purchasing
Obtain a label or certification
A wide variety of environmental labels and certifications is available.
To find out more about environmental certification schemes in your industry, contact the relevant professional organisation.
Obtain an ISO certification
The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organisations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
See the website www.iso.org .
Obtain the Responsible Trading certification
In 2017, the Government launched the Responsible Trading certification in the Principality. The goal of the certification is to identify traders who are committed to an environmentally, economically and socially responsible approach.
Obtain the Responsible Restaurant certification
The Responsible Restaurant certification and support programme were launched in the Principality on 1 January 2020. As with the Responsible Trading certification, the support provided by the Responsible Restaurant team and all of the associated tools are funded by the Government and therefore accessible to all relevant and motivated restaurants!
Make a commitment
The National Energy Transition Pact of the Principality of Monaco allows everyone, residents, workers, businesses, institutions and associations, to contribute to the energy transition effort.
Sign up the Pact.
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