sustainability in hospitality


Reaching the highest level of sustainability

Le Bouveret Campus

Proud to be Green Globe certified

Our mission as a higher education institution is to shape future generations and to lead by example. Sustainability is essential for the future of hospitality, and we are proud to be an official member of Green Globe, the highest standard for sustainability worldwide. César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (Le Bouveret campus) became a Green Globe certified member in 2021. With this recognition, we aim to provide world-class education in hospitality and business, while managing our impact on the environment and teaching our students the sustainability practices that they can bring with them into their future careers.

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We are committed to


Teaching our students about sustainability

  • In the classroom (examples: Science for Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism)
  • Biodiversity workshops
  • Soap-making workshops
  • Honey-making workshops
  • Waste management awareness (On-campus recycling initiative)


Being sustainable as an organization

  • Monitoring CO2
  • Biodiversity on campus : beehives, bird nests and insect hotels on the campus territory
  • A holistic sustainable purchasing policy
  • A new way of managing resources and facilities (water, electricity, gas consumption reduction)
  • Green housekeeping
  • Ethical seafood practices

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Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are an urgent call for action to end poverty and other deprivations. They include strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

We believe that the future decision makers in hospitality and tourism should be acutely aware of these goals and understand the implications to the workplace. This is why we integrate the SDG into all of courses. 

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What really makes a difference is a change in mindset and a fundamental transformation within the internal structure of the school

Sylvana Navarro

Assistant Dean

CRCS campus for sustainability

Sustainability management plan

As a higher educational institution, we are convinced that sustainability is key for the future of the hospitality and tourism sectors. We firmly believe this initiative will have a strong influence on students’ environmental attitude and increase understanding of the importance of best practices on sustainability for their future careers.

Our ambition and efforts go into finding the perfect balance between providing excellent education in hospitality and managing our impact on environment by teaching our students about the impact of our actions on the environment.

The purpose of this SMP is continuous monitoring and improvement. The SMP binds the Sustainability Committee and Green Globe and forms a foundation for a continuous effort into developing milestones, identifying metrics, pursuing data collection regarding sustainability, and reducing our carbon footprint.

How we practice sustainability on campus

Bee Conservation

Have you met our bees yet? Buzzing around on campus, they make our learning experience just a little sweeter. 

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