CSR and the environment
Futuroscope has been ISO 5001 certified for its energy performance management since 2019, and aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. The Park and its employees are committed to an environmental and energy policy covering energy use, waste management and reduction, conservation of water resources, biodiversity and soft mobility.
Since 2020, Futuroscope has purchased 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The Park aims to be energy positive (producing more electricity than it uses), including its future developments, andbecome 70% self-sufficient.
In 2025, Futuroscope will be carbon neutral through a programme it has developed to reduce its consumption and increase carbon-free energy production.
The Park had heating and cooling pumps installed in June 2022, which will eventually provide heating for its entire extension. A biomass heating system will also come online in 2023. Futuroscope aims to produce 20 mW of photovoltaic energy for its own consumption by late 2025.
Example: the shade canopies in the Station Cosmos**** car park produce over 100% of the energy used in the hotel and the Space Loop restaurant.
To offset the carbon footprint of its investments, Futuroscope is also funding carbon sinks, with 27 hectares of forest planted in Oyré, Mouterre-sur-Blourde and Savigny-Lévescault in partnership with the Centre National de la propriété forestière. It has also entered into agreements with farmers from Lathus, La Chapelle-Bâton and Mauprévoir as part of the Terraterreplan to transition towards low-carbon farming.
The terraced seating for the evening show was made from 7,000 Tetra Paks recycled using a process invented by Urban’ext.
142 sorting points are already in place on the Park’s pathways. An on-site sorting centre is planned between now and 2025 to provide 100% waste reclamation through optimal collection before onward delivery to processing facilities.
Between now and 2025, Futuroscope will be investing in optimal water consumption on the site with the aim of reducing water usage by 30% per visitor. For example, water recycled from the washbasins will be used to flush the toilets.
Futuroscope has begun using processed urine as agricultural inputs (fertiliser), in conjunction with Toopi Organics, a start-up in Bordeaux, and GSF (the company that provides upkeep services in the Park). This economic and ecological alternative conserves drinking water by saving over 2,000 m³ of water every year.
In 2023, Futuroscope is expanding with its future Ecolodgée village, which will consist of 120 family lodges in a new, biodiversity-friendly site with freshly planted woodland, an unspoilt island with amicro-forest of 1,000 new trees, and water areas. The project will establish conditions that favour the development of local animal and plant life. The site will cover 3.5 hectares, with 1.8 hectares set aside for 15,000 trees and dry and wet meadows.
In the same spirit, areas around the Park have been identified for late mowing and hands-off management, bird houses have been set up, and less water-intensive plants used as ornamental features. A total of 3.5 hectares will be used specifically for biodiversity conservation between now and 2025.
600 recharging points are due to be installed in the car parks at Futuroscope by 2025 to provide visitors with simple and environmentally friendly vehicle-recharging solutions.
A fleet of 40 electric vehicles (8 golf carts, 2 segways, 12 scooters and 8 bikes) are available to enable Futuroscope employees to become actively mobile and travel around the Park with zero impact.
Futuroscope’s partners (such as GSF, who are in charge of cleaning) are also contributing, using Cobrane electric tricycles that are specially kitted out to collect small items of waste.By 2025, all the utility vehicles will have gone electric.