We believe in responsible business and as a value led company we continually strive to build and evolve how we interact with our world and the people in it. In the same way, the consumer must also be responsible. People should question the integrity of brands, asking questions about provenance, materials and what role the brand plays in contributing to society.
At the Lutetia Paris, we believe that a better world will rely on a global culture based upon collaboration. Partnering with as many bodies and organisations as we can to ensure we operate in an ethical, sustainable, and globally-minded way is key for us. If you feel that the Lutetia Paris may benefit from a partnership with your sustainability body or organisation, we encourage you to reach out - after all, there is no Planet B.
Eco-Friendly Materials and Design
- We have fully restored and rejuvenated our parisian heritage building. This project was a lengthy process that we undertake in partnership with the world renowned and gifted architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. From the very start we employ a ‘future fit out evaluation process’ where the potential of the buildings is fully explored in order to minimize the environmental impact associated with the demolition and construction.
- Tools such as ‘life cycle analysis’ are also employed to examine building material options, determine construction processes and improve supply chain management. This approach has enabled the embodied energy of the development to be measured, whilst also delivering a sustainable supply chain process.
- The development of Lutetia Paris is very proud to have attained an excellent rating from BREEAM. BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
Local Produce & Purchasing
- The kitchen team and chefs select locally sourced and seasonal produce as much as possible, always demanding of the highest quality. Using suppliers who pay a fair price to farmers and support sustainable farming and fishing.
- Suppliers and partners that share similar ethics and approaches to sustainability are preferred and all are required to adhere to our code of ethics.
- Fully integrated Business Management Systems alerts of any issues or discrepancies in real time via an SMS. This allows problems to be immediately resolved to avoid further damage requiring replacement and impact on guest experience.
- Windows feature secondary double glazing or tinting for superior thermal insulation.
- Movement responsive lighting and air conditioning for energy efficiency in bedrooms. Air conditioning in public areas is controlled by timers and set to mirror the opening hours of the spaces.
- All light bulbs from halogen are LED. This drastically reduces energy consumption as LED bulbs are more efficient and the air conditioning won’t have to work so hard to cool rooms being heated by the side effect of the halogen bulbs.
- Reduced frequency of linen and towel change to use less energy and water. We encourage guests to reduce their ecological footprint by reusing their linens and towels, maintaining a recommended room temperature and minimizing waste.
- Reducing the use of single use plastics. Plastic packaging, straws and cups have been removed from our hotels.
The Lutetia Paris is committed to recycling used soap and supporting Unisoap association. The collection and recycling of discarded soaps aims to fulfill 2 objectives: humanitarian, to reduce diseases related to lack of hygiene in emerging countries and social, because this activity allows to create employment with workers in situation of handicap.
Social and sustainable commitment
The kitchens of the Lutetia Paris provide 50 liters of soup per month, or 350 liters to date to the Salvation Army. The soup is made with vegetables peelings that our cooks work and is then distributed by the Salvation Army to the poorest people.
The Lutetia Paris is a signatory of the "For a sustainable accommodation in Paris" charter and is committed to following a sustainable development approach for three years, through awareness, sharing and perpetuation of eco-responsible values.