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    [contact_surname] => Benisty Oviedo
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    [organisation] => Bordeaux Tourism & Congress
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    [environmental_description] => The Bordeaux Tourist Office has been certified ISO 20121 since June 2021, for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival and Bordeaux River Festival.

Bordeaux is boosting its environmental objectives, wishing to become one of the first positive energy metropole by 2050. The protection of the 50% of natural areas that the territory includes and the strengthening of a sustainable solidarity and shared well-being are also main orientations. For tourism, it implies in particular to reduce the destination’s waste and carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources. We have also developed a programme to increase the sustainable skills of local tourism and events actors.
    [social_description] => Bordeaux is an epicentre of the French “art de vivre”. Capital city of the largest French region, it is an attractive metropole with a high quality of life. We have managed, for several consecutive years, to rank first as the favourite city for working in for the French. 

As part of the ISO20121 certification, we want to ensure that tourism is a driver of inclusion through professional training and social projects with disadvantaged groups. Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office already holds several titles that certify our long commitment for social sustainability and inclusion, including ‘Quality tourism’, ‘Tourism and disability’ and ‘Destination for all’. We have also built partnerships with social workers and associations, such as "Vacances & Familles" ('Holidays and families'), an association that gives access to holidays for all. 100 people benefited from free dedicated visits in 2021.
    [supplier_description] => We want to lead eco-responsible transitions in our territory, inspiring all the other local players – already active in this field. All of the Bordeaux Congress and Exhibition facilities (CEB) have ISO 14001 sustainable certification. They offer carbon footprint audits and counts with the largest solar power plant in an urban area in France (20 hectares). Many actors of the MICE industry are also eco-labelled, hotels, restaurants and caterers, stand designers and event agencies. 75% of the vineyards, which counts with many venues, was already certified in an environmental approach in 2020.

The Bordeaux Convention Bureau is leading a programme to generate a positive impact on our territory of the events we welcome, helping events organisers to measure and reduce their carbon footprint and to build partnerships with local associations.
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For many years, we have been committed to sustainable tourism, as part of our constant concern for our quality of welcome and for the sustainable development of our territory. The Bordeaux Tourist Office is ISO 20121 certified for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival. In 2021, we launched the "Agora for tourism in Bordeaux" project: an open governance to co-build our long-term strategy with our residents and stakeholders.
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    [high_dmo_1] => Sustainability vision and action plan established for events,Sustainability vision and action plan established for tourism,Multi year strategy (+3 years),Aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    [high_dmo_2] => Certification in formal process
    [high_dmo_3] => Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is displayed via a graphical dashboard,Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is published on the DMO website,Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is included in Annual DMO or sustainability report
    [created_at] => 2021-10-26 12:01:49
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Bordeaux 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Between vineyard and ocean, Bordeaux is the gateway to the South West and the epitome of the sweetness of life. A jewel of 18th century architecture, the city has reinvented itself in recent years to become a destination of choice for leisure tourism and professional events. Wine, cannelés, oysters... Our specialties make Bordeaux a true symbol of the French way of life. Bordeaux is also the breeding ground for a trendy alternative culture that jostles the "Port of the Moon". For many years, we have been committed to sustainable tourism, as part of our constant concern for our quality of welcome and for the sustainable development of our territory. The Bordeaux Tourist Office is ISO 20121 certified for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival. In 2021, we launched the "Agora for tourism in Bordeaux" project: an open governance to co-build our long-term strategy with our residents and stakeholders.
The Bordeaux Tourist Office has been certified ISO 20121 since June 2021, for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival and Bordeaux River Festival. Bordeaux is boosting its environmental objectives, wishing to become one of the first positive energy metropole by 2050. The protection of the 50% of natural areas that the territory includes and the strengthening of a sustainable solidarity and shared well-being are also main orientations. For tourism, it implies in particular to reduce the destination’s waste and carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources. We have also developed a programme to increase the sustainable skills of local tourism and events actors.
We want to lead eco-responsible transitions in our territory, inspiring all the other local players – already active in this field. All of the Bordeaux Congress and Exhibition facilities (CEB) have ISO 14001 sustainable certification. They offer carbon footprint audits and counts with the largest solar power plant in an urban area in France (20 hectares). Many actors of the MICE industry are also eco-labelled, hotels, restaurants and caterers, stand designers and event agencies. 75% of the vineyards, which counts with many venues, was already certified in an environmental approach in 2020. The Bordeaux Convention Bureau is leading a programme to generate a positive impact on our territory of the events we welcome, helping events organisers to measure and reduce their carbon footprint and to build partnerships with local associations.
Bordeaux is an epicentre of the French “art de vivre”. Capital city of the largest French region, it is an attractive metropole with a high quality of life. We have managed, for several consecutive years, to rank first as the favourite city for working in for the French. As part of the ISO20121 certification, we want to ensure that tourism is a driver of inclusion through professional training and social projects with disadvantaged groups. Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office already holds several titles that certify our long commitment for social sustainability and inclusion, including ‘Quality tourism’, ‘Tourism and disability’ and ‘Destination for all’. We have also built partnerships with social workers and associations, such as "Vacances & Familles" ('Holidays and families'), an association that gives access to holidays for all. 100 people benefited from free dedicated visits in 2021.
Summary
Between vineyard and ocean, Bordeaux is the gateway to the South West and the epitome of the sweetness of life. A jewel of 18th century architecture, the city has reinvented itself in recent years to become a destination of choice for leisure tourism and professional events. Wine, cannelés, oysters... Our specialties make Bordeaux a true symbol of the French way of life. Bordeaux is also the breeding ground for a trendy alternative culture that jostles the "Port of the Moon". For many years, we have been committed to sustainable tourism, as part of our constant concern for our quality of welcome and for the sustainable development of our territory. The Bordeaux Tourist Office is ISO 20121 certified for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival. In 2021, we launched the "Agora for tourism in Bordeaux" project: an open governance to co-build our long-term strategy with our residents and stakeholders.
Does Bordeaux Tourism & Congress have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Bordeaux have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Bordeaux Tourism & Congress report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
The Bordeaux Tourist Office has been certified ISO 20121 since June 2021, for its sustainable management, including in the organisation of the Bordeaux Wine Festival and Bordeaux River Festival. Bordeaux is boosting its environmental objectives, wishing to become one of the first positive energy metropole by 2050. The protection of the 50% of natural areas that the territory includes and the strengthening of a sustainable solidarity and shared well-being are also main orientations. For tourism, it implies in particular to reduce the destination’s waste and carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources. We have also developed a programme to increase the sustainable skills of local tourism and events actors.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
5264 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
We want to lead eco-responsible transitions in our territory, inspiring all the other local players – already active in this field. All of the Bordeaux Congress and Exhibition facilities (CEB) have ISO 14001 sustainable certification. They offer carbon footprint audits and counts with the largest solar power plant in an urban area in France (20 hectares). Many actors of the MICE industry are also eco-labelled, hotels, restaurants and caterers, stand designers and event agencies. 75% of the vineyards, which counts with many venues, was already certified in an environmental approach in 2020. The Bordeaux Convention Bureau is leading a programme to generate a positive impact on our territory of the events we welcome, helping events organisers to measure and reduce their carbon footprint and to build partnerships with local associations.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Bordeaux is an epicentre of the French “art de vivre”. Capital city of the largest French region, it is an attractive metropole with a high quality of life. We have managed, for several consecutive years, to rank first as the favourite city for working in for the French. As part of the ISO20121 certification, we want to ensure that tourism is a driver of inclusion through professional training and social projects with disadvantaged groups. Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office already holds several titles that certify our long commitment for social sustainability and inclusion, including ‘Quality tourism’, ‘Tourism and disability’ and ‘Destination for all’. We have also built partnerships with social workers and associations, such as "Vacances & Familles" ('Holidays and families'), an association that gives access to holidays for all. 100 people benefited from free dedicated visits in 2021.
82
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
69
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

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Air Quality

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Management
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Destination Strategy

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Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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