CSR is coming to the Bassin d’Arcachon

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CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is now a tangible reality within companies. So spring pretends to arrive early, the corridors of vehicles are not empty on the Bassin d’Arcachon. Enough to question the medium- and long-term impacts on the ecosystem.

the beauty of Bassin d’Arcachon should not make us forget its fragility and the need for local companies to adopt a CSR policy

From the impact of seasonal tourism to sustainable preservation all year round

Indeed, for several years, the tourist season as well as sunny weekends are synonymous with an influx of travelers on their way to “the real holidays”. An economically welcome density that worries however for the preservation of the natural spaces of the Bassin d’Arcachon.

Beyond a fad, the policies in place are well aware of the ecological issues. So much auregard of the fauna and flora of the Bassin d’Arcachon. Thus, SIBA reaffirms its commitment to sustainable tourism. Known for its water management mission, SIBA is also responsible for promoting the Bassin d’Arcachon.

With a territorial brand highlighting the notion of “world apart” and the desire to preserve, the new presidency of SIBA, under the aegis of Yves Foulon, is part of 2026 in a perspective protecting the art of living of the Basin.

A strategic mission with the actors of the Bassin d’Arcachon. All committed to a sustainable tourism, CSR and ecology approach on a daily basis. By going further than just getting around by bike. Even if the use of sustainable modes of transport on the many bike circuits of the Bassin d’Arcachon (2) promotes the preservation of the air.

Each actor of the local economy is therefore committed to adopting good environmental practices on a daily basis, to promoting local artisans and to making people discover the territory all year round.

The Bassin d’Arcachon tourist but also business destination

The year 2022 will be the result of the two previous years spent with the constraints of COVID-19, especially in the world of work. The behaviors adopted to limit the spread of the virus have become habits that are well anchored in companies. Thus, if teleworking has become well democratized throughout the territory, we also notice a quest for meaning and a valuation of well-being after difficult times. The CSR dimension is then an issue to allow you to anchor yourself in beautiful motivating and meaningful values.

This CSR dimension can be integrated into the framework of seminars that break with the daily life of the company. And to highlight a CSR strategy as part of a seminar, it is quite possible to go with your teams to a nature destination such as the Bassin d’Arcachon. Indeed, the Bassin d’Arcachon asserts this year all its legitimacy to become a business destination. It must be said that it offers many opportunities to share moments of exchange and sharing with its employees while practicing activities in the middle of nature.

Arcachon hotels committed to an approach that respects their environment

This is particularly the case with the Hotel Point France, located in the heart of Arcachon, a stone’s throw from the beach a few minutes walk from the train station. Historically located on the seafront since 1976, the Hotel Point France has been pursuing an environmental policy for many years, for the well-being of its customers as well as for the preservation of the Nature capital of the Bassin d’Arcachon.

Seen on the seafront in Arcachon from the terrace of the Hotel Point France

A setting that Patrick Pujol, manager of the hotel, has been able to preserve with commitment. Manager and son of the founders, sensitized very early on to respect for the environment, he is committed to setting up and keeping real CSR commitments. If only in the recruitment of staff on the territory, to limit travel. With the desire to also develop business tourism all year round, on the local territory, highlighting a capacity to host professional events and seminars respectful and sustainable.

Preserving the natural setting of the Bassin d’Arcachon on a daily basis

A significantly strengthened will for the 2022 season. In addition to the local and mostly organic breakfast, the Hotel Point France has equipped all its rooms with water savers. Coffee, for example, for Nespresso coffee machines comes from “La Torréfaction d’Arcachon”. It is packaged in biodegradable capsules. Each room also hosts decanters or water fountains, and no longer bottles of water.

The heating is managed by a heat pump,

We are fortunate to be able to live and work here in this exceptional natural space, we must work daily to live in perfect symbiosis with our environment.

Patrick Pujol, Manager of Hotel Point France


(1) The promotion pole of the Bassin d’Arcachon | Siba

(2) The Bassin d’Arcachon by bike: our must-see circuits!

(3) Press release Hotel Point France February 2022

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