Sustainability at Club Med
A pioneer with a responsible vision
Sowing the seeds towards global sustainable tourism
For more than 60 years, sustainability has been part of the Club Med DNA. Throughout our history, we’ve forged a strong belief: the moments of happiness we offer to our guests are to be shared; they cannot be experienced at the expense of others or of nature.
That’s why we’re making sure that our development reflects what we know today as sustainable development: our resorts blend in harmoniously in their exceptional sites, we’re being extremely vigilant with energy efficiency, saving, treating and recycling our water, promoting renewable energy sources, controlling the water treatment and recycling techniques…
Our ambition: to continue to show the way towards a more sustainable tourism, which means a more desirable tourism.
100% of our All-Inclusive resorts in Asia are Green Globe certified
The “Green Globe Certification” is the highest and most thoroughly tested standard of responsible -tourism; an annual review of sustainable practices across all aspects of business from training and recruiting staff, to food and energy wastage, resort construction and biodiversity preservation, including the preservation of local culture of the surrounding communities.
100% of our All-Inclusive resorts in Asia are Green Globe certified. Our aim is to have all of our resorts certified in the near future.
Bye Bye single-use plastic
We’re progressively eradicating single-use plastic items from all our resorts worldwide, to reduce our footprint and keep the ocean clean.
Did you know that out of the 8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in the ocean each year, more than half comes from Asia?
Therefore we’ve removed all single use plastic items (eg, straws, cups, cutlery, containers etc) at our bars and restaurants. At Club Med Phuket alone, we’ve already seen a decrease of approximately 1,000 straws per day!
Since 2020, amenities are only provided upon request in order to reduce waste. Plastic-free items will be available in all Asia resorts from 2022.
Reducing our food waste
Specialising in buffets for over 60 years, we’ve always sought to limit the amount of food that is wasted. We’ve therefore acquired specific know-how to make our buffets generous and tasty, yet reasonable.
Our new innovative technology, Winnow , has helped reduced food wastage by 56% at Club Med Bali. This program is currently being rolled out across our Asian resorts.
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Local and Responsible produce from farm to fork
For 10 years, we’ve been working with the NGO Agrisud, who is supporting local farmers to implement agro-ecological practices (eg, pesticide-free) and facilitating their access to the market.
Globally, about over 400 agro-ecological farms worldwide supply some Club Med Resorts allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint, promote human exchanges with producers, and ensuring all of our guests get access to fresh, seasonal and pesticide-free food.
At Club Med Bali , we’re working with the cooperative Bukit Mesari since 2014. Everyday they provide us with vegetables such as radish, lettuce, carrots, mint, beet, etc. Our close relationship with them allows us to tailor our menus according to each delivery, using only products that are in season. And in 2018, we’ve been able to fund a water tank to help them during the dry season!
This partnership is one of the key milestones of our sustainable food offer. In Club Med Bali , your taste-buds will go on an extraordinary journey, discovering the local culinary culture and local delicacies at our buffets.
Thanks to our cooking lessons with local chefs, you will even be able to continue the journey back home!
Learning about plants, nature and nutrition
Our “Super Radish” programs and Pedagogical Gardens* sensitize children to healthy and responsible nutrition, teaching them about plants’ needs and how to grow fresh vegetables.
The children are invited to take care of the plants, discover how they grow and are educated on the concept to avoid food waste.
Encouraging mutual cultural exchange
Your little ones get to make new friends from all over the world! Local kids are invited to come play at Kids Club – playing local games in small groups, creating artwork and painting together, learning a few words in their different languages. Friendship has no borders! In Bali, kids from Bali Life (or other institutions) are also invited.
Signature #67 : Friends From Around The World
In our resorts and offices around the world, thousands of G.Os give their time, their goodwill and their expertise in support of local charitable projects. Since 1978, they've taken action in the areas of childhood, social action, education programs, integration through sport, and sustainable development, investing themselves in more than 140 different projects. For 40 years, the Club Med Foundation has supported their commitment.
In Bali, we are supporting the NGO Seeds of Hope, Agrisud as well as Bali Life, through material and financial donation as well as regular invitations to the resorts.
During your stay in Club Med Bali , fundraising and playful activities will be offered in the program to allow guests to support our Foundation partners as w
Celebrating Sustainability our way
In Club Med, sustainability has always been part of our DNA. And we are constantly looking for ways on how to take our involvement to the next level.
This year, for the first time ever, we organized a massive green movement in our Asia Pacific Club Med Resorts – dedicating one entire week to further raise awareness on sustainability and green topics.
In those 6 days, both our Guests and Team Members took home wonderful memories and a cleaner Earth. Have a look below on what our Resorts were up to!
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On the first day, we are making it all about nature. Walk around the compound and reconnect with nature through hands-on activities, or learn more about how we can do our part to protect our environment.
Did you know – about 30% of food is wasted annually around the world? But we can all do our part to help reduce it. Explore the different ways Club Med tackles this issue, and take home a trick or two from our cooking demonstrations on how you can even create new dishes with leftovers.
Biodiversity is our friendly ally that help us keep the environment vibrant. Go on an adventure to explore different species found around our different resorts or join for a hands-on activity as you learn how we can protect the precious biodiversity around us.
Because we care for our environment, we have dedicated a day to highlight the various sustainability initiatives and activities that help reduce the impact of plastic waste. To better appreciate our ecosystem, we organised a variety of engaging activities, from beach and mountain clean ups to engaging quizzes to learn more about sustainability.
Join us as we stand in solidarity with local communities and support local development efforts, through the different initiatives we have launched in Club Med – such as the Club Med Foundation, that is committed to support vulnerable children and protect the environment.
Be mesmerised with the different local experiences and activities we have to offer in all our resorts. Immerse yourself in the culture as you discover the amazing flavours of the local cuisine, explore local products and enjoy beautiful performances.
The future of our planet starts with us. Each of us can play our part and collectively bring change. Let’s work towards the change we want to see in the world.