We are always trying to integrate our Resorts as much as possible into the landscape, especially by using local construction techniques. Our Cefalù Resort in Sicily, illustrated on this photo, received an award at MIPIM for its construction for example.
To preserve our exceptional natural heritage
Provided access to unspoilt natural landscapes and their benefits is at the very origin of Club Med. So protecting biodiversity is naturally part of our DNA.
Exceptional, unspoilt natural heritage
Preservation of vegetation is a priority in our Resorts. All over the world we opt for natural or soft landscaped spaces, and less than 10% of the total surface area of our sites has hard landscaping. Depicted Resort is Rio das Pedras in Brazil.
We have established partnerships with local environmental associations in more than 20 Resorts around the world.
The La Palmyre Atlantique Resort in France has a partnership with the Bird Protection League for example.
Protection of nature
Club Med’s commitment to sustainable tourism is built on solid foundations awarded by recognised international certification bodies:
§ 100% of the construction of our new resorts or major renovations has been BREEAM eco-certified (or equivalent) since 2019
§ 46 Resorts certified Green Globe for their sustainable management (87%)
§ Ecoleader label by TripAdvisor® awarded to over 20 resorts
§ Discovery Tours by Club Med certified as ATR (Act for Responsible Tourism) since 2017
- Restoration: all single-use straws, cups, plastic plates and cutlery removed from all our Resorts around the world (excluding Brazil for cutlery).
- In rooms: all shower gels, shampoo and body lotion in our bathrooms are dispensed in large containers that can be reused in all our Resorts* (*excluding the Exclusive Collection range and Brazilian Villages.)
By the end of 2020, all single-use plastic accessories will also be phased out, as is already the case in China.
- From 2021, plastic water bottles will be gradually replaced by glass bottles, recycled plastic, or other solutions.
- In the Alps, plastic water bottles are no longer been given out for treks. There are water fountains where guests can fill the bottles that were placed in their rooms on arrival. Reusable bottles are also available in our stores.
Among our best practices:
- Optimised stock management
- Precision adjustment of quantities due to accurate planning for the number of guests and knowledge of what each nationality prefers
- Buffets equipped for cooking and final preparation on demand
- Portions of just the right size or served at the buffet by a cook
- Sensible restocking of buffets
- Recipes that enable some of the food that wasn’t eaten from buffets to be re-used
- Raising awareness with our customers
- Automated scrap weighing for menu optimisation with Winnow technology
From 2021, Club Med will no longer offer circus activities, elephant rides or swimming with elephants nor observation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. We have been supporting our service providers in best practices in this area with the WCA (World Cetacean Alliance).
• “Free-range” eggs:
100% of the eggs in our resorts in Europe and Mauritius come from free range sources.
Club Med is committed to sourcing 100% of its eggs from free range hens at all of its Resorts in Europe, Brazil and the United States from 2025, and in other markets by 2027.
This commitment is part of Club Med's purchasing policy, which states that all purchased products must meet the company's requirements for hygiene and health and safety.