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The Centre for national monuments entrusts Onet Cleaning & Services with the care of the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey

Thursday 17 November 2016
- Communication Department
The Centre for national monuments entrusts Onet Cleaning & Services with the care of the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey

 

Normandy’s emblematic monument Mont-Saint-Michel is the most visited by tourist attraction in the region with 2.5 million visitors each year. Close to 1,250,000 of them visit the abbey at the top of the village.  

 

This UNESCO World Heritage site requires very special care.  

 

Onet Cleaning & Services applies its expertise to serving this historic site   

 

For a few months, Onet Cleaning & Services has participated in the conservation of this exceptional heritage site since May 2016 by keeping the abbey’s visitor tour route clean. This means cleaning the public restrooms, keeping the tour route and administrative space clean, picking up, waste collection and management, etc.

 

Offering solutions with real added value

In order to avoid dust accumulation on the site, especially on the visitor tour route, Onet has introduced backpack vacuums to the site for the first time. These are more comfortable for the teams on the ground and are more effective at eliminating residue that could be harmful to the monument.

These cleaning services aims to increase visitors’ comfort as they are exploring the site managed by the Centre for national monuments, a public organisation under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

 

Favour professional integration strategies for those excluded from the labour market   

 

Onet has worked with the GEIQ Propreté Normandie, an alliance of employers for professional integration and qualification strategies in Normandy, in order to offer responsible solutions. As the work is highly seasonal, Onet would like to take advantage of drops in visitor numbers to give its employees the opportunity to train. Currently the team is made up of both permanent employees and temporary workers.

 

The GEIQ Propreté is an organisation whose aim is to assist priority groups find long-term employment by setting up professional training contracts with businesses who are part of the group. Working with this organisation Onet renews its commitment to society by favouring:

  • access to employment for priority groups,
  • access to training and certification for these same groups, 
  • access to long-term employment through professional training contracts.

Encouraging professional integration strategies is a long-term commitment for Onet, who since 2002 has upheld a policy of responsible development called the future begins today. As such, among the Onet employees training to become agency managers, close to 20% of them began their career at the company as a service agent.

 

As a reminder, last March, Denis Gasquet, Chairman of Onet’s executive board and Heric Quettelart, President of the French Federation of the Employers’ Alliance for integration and qualification signed a partnership agreement for the professional integration of people most excluded from the labour market.