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Lausanne-Montreux 2018 GDS-Index Report
2018 Performance Overview
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Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Lausanne and Montreux, both big lacustrine cities of Vaud, are engaged to achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 20% before 2020. These Cities of Energy use renewable energies, promote alternative mobility and implement a sustainable management of resources for many years. On the top of academic research and as administrative capital of sport, Lausanne conquires dynamics minds while Montreux enchants since ever with delightful lake view, promenade and international flair. Lausanne and Montreux are in line with the highest performance of the country, listed in the top of rankings like: Adventure Tourism Development Index 2016 Report, Environmental Performance Index 2018, The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, Eco Guide to Mountain Resorts 2014/2015.
Besides providing founds for events that show efforts regarding sustainability, the Sustainable Development Unit of the city of Lausanne and the canton have developed an online help for event organizers. Online by 2019, the new Kitmanif provides these organizers with concrete and tailor-made improvements that enable events to optimally respect the sustainability standards in force in the canton. Indeed, it will be an important platform for promoting top events. Sustainability is just a click away!
Montreux · is strongly committed to low-income families by improving the care of children outside the family for a better reconciliation of professional life and privacy. It promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchanges to prevent violence and offers quality housing to its population, accessible to people with disabilities. By creating the Lausanne Office for Immigrants (BLI) in 1971, the city of Lausanne was a pioneer in Switzerland. Today, the BLI directs foreign communities within the various municipal authorities. It also supports their projects promoting the integration of immigrants in Lausanne. As an inclusive town, Lausanne is also certified "Child friendly city" and is in the process to be certified "Age-friendly cities". Lausanne is definitly a living city that knows how to create the living together. Nearly 350 hectares of parks and gardens in Lausanne facilitates this cohesion.
Summary
Does Lausanne Montreux Congress have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Lausanne-Montreux have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Lausanne Montreux Congress report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Lausanne and Montreux, both big lacustrine cities of Vaud, are engaged to achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 20% before 2020. These Cities of Energy use renewable energies, promote alternative mobility and implement a sustainable management of resources for many years. On the top of academic research and as administrative capital of sport, Lausanne conquires dynamics minds while Montreux enchants since ever with delightful lake view, promenade and international flair. Lausanne and Montreux are in line with the highest performance of the country, listed in the top of rankings like: Adventure Tourism Development Index 2016 Report, Environmental Performance Index 2018, The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, Eco Guide to Mountain Resorts 2014/2015.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1090 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Besides providing founds for events that show efforts regarding sustainability, the Sustainable Development Unit of the city of Lausanne and the canton have developed an online help for event organizers. Online by 2019, the new Kitmanif provides these organizers with concrete and tailor-made improvements that enable events to optimally respect the sustainability standards in force in the canton. Indeed, it will be an important platform for promoting top events. Sustainability is just a click away!
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Montreux · is strongly committed to low-income families by improving the care of children outside the family for a better reconciliation of professional life and privacy. It promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchanges to prevent violence and offers quality housing to its population, accessible to people with disabilities. By creating the Lausanne Office for Immigrants (BLI) in 1971, the city of Lausanne was a pioneer in Switzerland. Today, the BLI directs foreign communities within the various municipal authorities. It also supports their projects promoting the integration of immigrants in Lausanne. As an inclusive town, Lausanne is also certified "Child friendly city" and is in the process to be certified "Age-friendly cities". Lausanne is definitly a living city that knows how to create the living together. Nearly 350 hectares of parks and gardens in Lausanne facilitates this cohesion.
79
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
90
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
85
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.

 

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The GDS-Index uses 69 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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Client Support

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