Airelles - Val-d'Isère

Our Commitments

Discover Airelles Val d’Isère, where the warm and friendly mountain ambiance meets the elegance of the Airelles Collection in the heart of the Val d’Isère ski resort. Follow our guide for a getaway in an idyllic setting, with all the charm of a Savoyard haven. The hotel not only blends in perfectly with its natural alpine surroundings but also puts the emphasis on sustainability and responsibility in everything it does.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

We recover and recycle our waste and biowaste

• A season brimming with innovation! Airelles Val d’Isère has put its trust in Elise Alpes, the first franchise operation to start a food waste collection and composting service.

• Nothing is left to chance, from food preparation for guest and staff meals alike, to leftover food on plates. All organic waste from the hotel and our restaurant on the slopes, Le Relais Val d’Isère, is sorted daily and collected three times a week.


• The compost or digestate is then redistributed to farmers in the Rhône-Alpes region. This season we will also have a few samples for our gardens, to complete the virtuous circle! In addition to our organic waste, Elise also collects all our waste paper, magazines and newspapers.

• Lastly, we take part in regular litter-picking operations around the resort, in cooperation with the local organisation, Vie Val d’Is.

We’re saving water and energy

• Our property is “all electric”, allowing us to make massive energy savings, and natural resources such as outdoor air are used to help generate cold.

• Centralized Technical Management - CTM - and a hydraulic loop system help to rationalize energy costs. Double glazing and snow sensors for snow clearing operations complete the set-up.


• The lighting is 100% LED and the establishment’s lights are switched off between midnight and 6AM. The hotel is fitted with a motion sensor system.

• The policy for changing bed linen is at guests’ discretion: unless instructed by them, our staff limit how often they change the bedding.

• Our fleet of guest cars and shuttles includes electric vehicles.  

We are eliminating single-use plastic

• PET plastic bottles have virtually disappeared from our establishments, having been replaced by glass bottles and, in the course of 2023, by 100% recyclable aluminium bottles, made in France.

• In our bathrooms and bedrooms, our amenities are in rice paper packaging and our beauty products are in eco-pumps. The spa offers a range of cosmetics and treatments by Guerlain, a brand that is highly committed to biodiversity and especially the protection of bees, through the very nature of its products.

• Our staff are given eco-friendly reusable water bottles, made entirely in France from sustainable, recyclable materials.


We clean responsibly

• For the comfort and well-being of our clients and the planet, our Housekeeping teams use dry steam cleaners and eco-friendly cleaning products.

We favour sensible gastronomy

• Homemade food is by its very nature responsible! In our restaurants, the Chef and his team favour locally sourced produce so as to limit transportation, they make imaginative use of ingredients to avoid waste and maximise their use of organic fruit and vegetables.

• Our minibar snacks are organic and packaged by ethical or ESAT businesses, which mainly employ people with disabilities.

• We have opted for coffee beans, both for our guests and employees.

CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE

We show constant concern for employee well-being

• We provide the vast majority of our seasonal staff with accommodation which we pay for in full.

• We develop staff loyalty among our seasonal workers by helping them progress within all our properties in the Airelles Collection, moving from one to another with the change of seasons.

• Cross-training employee programmes are arranged between the properties to encourage staff mobility.


We are advocates of gender equality

• Our Human Resources department places particular importance on gender equality.

• Managers receive Equal Opportunities & Workplace Equality training and certain actions are taken regarding our em members of staff, such as installing a Sorority Box in staff locker rooms to combat period poverty.

We are committed to supporting people with disabilities

• The establishment is disability-friendly, not only as regards guests but staff too, with a disability awareness drive through an internal communications campaign (posters, emails and a support unit) to keep teams informed each year and ensure a dialogue is maintained in regard to their own personal situation.

A strong partnership with Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque

• Our teams are heavily involved with this charity that covers the cost of heart surgery and treatment in French hospitals for sick children from all over the world. In particular, they take part in the charity sports Challenge every April, involving the entire Airelles group, to fund heart surgery for a child.


We encourage, develop and value employee engagement
• The Airelles Collection grants each member of staff four days a year from their working hours to get involved in projects with a strong social impact, through our partnership with VENDREDI. This social platform acts as a hub for hundreds of charities to post projects requiring a commitment to work individually or in a team, either in person or remotely, by donating skills on a voluntary basis or providing help in a spirit of solidarity. Our staff members are aware of this benefit and are willing to commit to helping others.

Our contractors and suppliers show commitment

• We are pleased to collaborate with social solidarity enterprises such as Elise, who train their personnel, rehabilitate them and provide employment for people with disabilities.

• The teams are also developing the group’s partnership with Linklusion, the leading platform for connecting businesses with self-employed disabled people.

• We have got the commitment of our fresh produce supplier, Maison Colom, to use the services of Pandobac, a reusable trays specialist, in order to eliminate wooden crates and reduce our waste production.

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