South Pacific Management is pleased to appoint Corentin Langouët as Sustainable Development and CSR Manager.
Corentin graduated with a degree as Ecology and Sustainable Development Master, he has already had several experiences in the management of eco-responsible and sustainable projects.
It has been six months since Corentin joined the company. In fact, he first completed an internship during which he carried out a Sustainable development audit which contributed to obtaining the EarthCheck certification for Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea.
Today, Corentin’s mission is to support hotels and South Pacific Management in their ecological transition, in order to meet to reduce the ecological footprint of these establishments.
The South Pacific Management group and the Manava hotels have defined 5 strategic axes:
- Reduce its carbon footprint
- Give priority to local employment
- Give priority to the use of local suppliers and eco-responsible suppliers
- Preserve the flora and fauna
- Reduce water consumption
INTERVIEW WITH CORENTIN LANGOUËT
Why did you choose to specialize in the field of sustainable development?
I think it’s certainly due to my attachment to nature. I lived in the countryside in the Brittanu region and I also have family who work in agriculture so when I was younger and heard news regarding the global warming and other environmental issues, it was obvious to me that I should choose specialized studies Sustainable development to particiapte in research and implementation of alternatives to protect our Earth.
What do you plan to implement to guide Manava hotels in their ecological approach?
First of all, we must continue our efforts to meet the requirements defined by EarthCheck Certification, as well as concrete internal actions.
We must also define performance measurement tools and implement awareness-raising actions with staff and clients of our hotels.
Can you describe a concrete action that is easy to adopt within companies?
Yes, one of the easy actions to set up within companies is the removal of the use of plastic.
Take the example of South Pacific Management, which consumed about 7,500 plastic cutlery and glasses a year.
By replacing plastic cutlery and glassis with gourds and stainless-steel cutlery, we saved 625 glasses and plastic cutlery in just one month!
The simple actions of everyday life must be redesigned to reduce our waste and thus limit our environmental impact.