As part of this sustainable approach, the School managed to obtain, last September, the renewal of its European Ecolabel certification. The European eco-label promotes a green attitude and is the only official European eco-responsible label with rigorous and ever-evolving specifications. So, how did Vatel Bordeaux meet these requirements? Here is an overview of our most emblematic actions.
In their first year, students of the International Hotel Management course are introduced to ecological standards. Lenka Lamour, who is a teacher at Vatel Bordeaux, is also an independent auditor with an 8-year experience at the French Agency for Standardization (AFNOR)*, an official body that grants Ecolabel certification. Consequently, students gain insight into eco-friendliness and acquire the theoretical knowledge related to the Ecolabel. What’s more, our students perform daily eco-friendly actions within the school. For example, paper sorting is mandatory, it is deposited in dedicated bins placed in all the rooms of the school. Similarly, students who undertake their hands-on internships at the hotel or at the Vatel restaurant regularly apply the ecological gestures specific to the hotel-restaurant industry.