Our community of partners
Our program “Bubbles Saving Lives” relies on the effective contribution of a number of partners, at each step of our process. We are pleased to work today with over 280 hotels, two recycling workshops, a logistics partner in Switzerland and a number of donors, supporters, sponsors and volunteers. They all form an inner circle of like-minded people and organisations who believe in our action: we like to call them “Saponistis” and “Saponistas”.
Our Recycling Workshops
The social integration of people with disabilities is at the core of our SapoCycle model. We have therefore selected two partners to establish our recycling workshops in Switzerland and in France. Wohnwerk, based in Basel, developed together with the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, a unique process of soap recycling adapted to people with disabilities. Ten people work on a daily basis on used hotels soap recycling at this institution. In Colmar, we were able to replicate this process with Adapei Papillons Blancs d’Alsace which are recycling the used soaps from French hotels.
|ADAPEI PAPILLONS BLANCS
165 rue du Ladhof
Our Distribution Partners
Our third pillar consists in the distribution of socially responsible recycled soaps to people in need. To achieve this we partner with organizations and institutions, both locally and abroad, who specialize in hygiene education programs or helping people in need.
In Switzerland, we are working regularly with:
- Amel, be humans, help others
- Basel hilft mit
- Caritas Märkt
- UNHCR Bern
- Schweizer Tafel
- Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz
- Stiftung MadagasCare
- Tischlein deck dich
- Volunteers for Humanity
In France, our partners are:
Our Logistic Partners in Switzerland and in Elsass
|Planzer is supporting us with a professional logistic solution in Switzerland which allows us to gain in efficiency and provide a better service to the participating hotels.|
|The Réseau Cocci which initially specialised in the manufacture and marketing of cleaning products, has diversified and expanded: the Réseau Cocci collects waste from its customers. All waste is upgraded. They collect used soaps from their hotel customers and bring them to our workshop.|
Our Financial Partners
Without their financial support and commitment we would not be able to run our program. We are grateful to the following foundations, fundraising organisations and institutions:
- Alsace Active – France Active
- CRESS Grand Est
- Fundation Ernst Göhner
- Fondation Caritas
- Fondation de France
- Social European Fund
- Swiss Life Stiftung
- as well as other private foundations and more than 200 private donors mainly through our Donate Store.
The following companies have also supported us through various actions and donations:
Our Educational Partners
- Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
- Ecole d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL)
- Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne (EHL)
- Université de Mulhouse
Our Communication Partners
Our Cooperation Partners
Some partners have decided to engage in a different way with us.
|GM Switzerland is an high end hotel amenities company. We partner with them to motivate their clients to choose our solution for their used soaps. GM Switzerland can propose their clients an sustainable solution for their used soaps.|
|Johnson and Johnson has initiated a corporate volunteering helping SapoCycle for its future development.|
|Solutions Parfum is a company that develops customised hospitality products, including Amenitiz, an innovative and customisable range of solid, ecological products made in France.
Solutions Parfum supports and recommends us to their hotel clients in order to reduce the waste of traditional, solid hospitality products.
Booking Better is the French alternative to online booking agencies.
It is a platform that puts the customer in direct contact with the accommodation professional (hotels, holiday homes, holiday villages, campsites, guest houses, lodges and hotel chains). They are also committed to solidarity since they donate a percentage of their turnover to charities identified in the hotel industry such as SapoCycle
If you believe in our values and appreciate our program, you can help us in different ways. You may sponsor ou events or projects, volunteer for various actions we launch throughout the year, or simply spread the word by talking about our program in your social networks.
|Be our Ambassador: you share our values within the hotels you visit. If you travel in France or Switzerland, check if your hotel is a SapoCycle member. If not, please spread the word.|
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