Ballons du Léman is committed to sustainable development!
By developing social partnerships
Aware of how lucky we are to be able to live our passion from day to day, it is important to us to share these magical moments with others who are not always as lucky.
We are very proud to have been able to make Xavier’s dream come true, which is supported by the association Make a Wish.
BALLONS du LEMAN supports the MIRACLES foundation which has been working since 2008 with landmine victims so that they can recover a lost limb.
Finally, Aviation Sans Frontières Switzerland, Ballons du Léman and the Fondation l’Espérance have joined forces within the framework of the “Les Ailes du Sourire” program, in order to offer beneficiaries with disabilities the opportunity to discover the world of hot-air ballooning, as is already done in the aviation world. These flights, which take place in the Lausanne region, allow children and adults to fly in the air on board one of our hot-air balloons. The “Wings of Smiles” program was made possible thanks to the partners and sponsors of Aviation Sans Frontières Switzerland. Would you like to support this project? Go to https://www.asf-suisse.ch/
By ensuring accessibility for all
Making our flights accessible to all is a strong commitment for BALLONS du LEMAN. Because the sky is a free environment and allows you to be in another space/time, giving access to all to these incredible sensations is an important step for us. To know more about it, go here.
By ensuring equal payment
Because equality is a fundamental right, BALLONS du LEMAN ensures a strict salary equality between men and women and supports by its recruitment process a parity in its staff.
By contributing to environmental awareness
For Ballons du Léman, hot air ballooning is an original and extraordinary opportunity to allow everyone to get closer to nature, to commune with it and thus to become aware of its respect. Let’s preserve together this beautiful environment and our Planet!
We are Swisstainable
We are part of the Swisstainable sustainability program and are classified as level II – committed. The Swisstainable sustainability program brings together establishments and organizations from the entire Swiss tourism sector. By participating, we commit ourselves to the continuous sustainable development of our establishment, implement measures in the field of sustainability and thus make a concrete contribution to sustainable Swiss tourism. Find out more about Swisstainable : MySwitzerland.com/Swisstainable.
By offsetting its CO2 emissions annually
Currently, the money paid is invested in sustainable environmental projects abroad. Our method of calculation: An estimate of the amount of C02 emitted during our flights is made by an independent environmental organization “C02 Logic”. On this basis, we donate to projects such as green energy research, which aims to reduce the consumption of polluting energy.
Since 2022, our company has also been involved in tree planting in Switzerland in order to offset its CO2 emissions. We are committed to reforestation and biodiversity preservation through several actions: planting new trees with a selection of species according to the region, the needs and global warming and the development of natural hedges for biodiversity. Click here to learn more about the trees planted.
By limiting its CO2 emissions
Did you know that?
- In hot-air ballooning we do not use any engine, our force? nature and more particularly the wind !
- Our equipment is made of natural materials: wicker, leather, ropes…
- In a hot air balloon we evolve in the middle of nature! No particular infrastructure, we take off and land in a field !
- We limit our consumption of fossil fuels by using electric vehicles in particular
- But which gas do we use? A gas considered clean because its combustion generates practically no particle, it is not polluting and not toxic. Propane !
You can find more information about it here: https://flaga.ch/fr/a-propos-du-gaz-liquide/
By limiting its waste and organizing its sorting
Within the framework of our activity, we make sure to use reusable materials as much as possible in order to limit our waste. In addition, we regularly remind our teams of the uses of waste sorting.