Because at Club Med we believe that happiness is only real when shared, with others, while respecting the environment, this "living together know-how" is also the basis of our sustainable commitment.
Protecting the environment
Loving nature is one of the very reasons for the birth of Club Méditerranée... its protection was therefore logically part of its reason for being. From the construction of villages through to their operation, conservation of water resources, energy savings, waste management and protection of biodiversity are constantly monitored by G.Os and G.Es.
Respecting cultures and people
Club Med could never have established itself so harmoniously in countries with such varied cultures if its villages had not been built in a profound spirit of respect and responsibility with respect to host countries; ; this respect concerns all the riches of the host country, starting with its most precious resource, its children. In this way Club Med, in 2005 undertook to prevent sexual tourism involving children.
Contributing to local development
The presence of a village naturally induces economic and social feedback for the host region. Our stance is to try to develop them more by strengthening the local economic fabric. Our ambition? Allow G.Ms to establish a genuine bond with the host country, get to know its population through excursions or tours and make them want to return to this country.
Focus on Cub Med Eco Nature villages
In 2008, the village of Opio in Provence was the first to obtain ecological certification. Since then, 35 other villages have been certified for their sustainable development policy. The Club now wants to go further and obtain eco-certification for all its villages by the end of 2015.
We wish to focus on the Green Globe method which we believe is the most suitable. It presents a list of 40 themes divided into 322 precise and relevant criteria and also offers a good balance between social and environmental concerns, managerial management and concrete actions in villages.
But this would not prevent us from working with EarthCheck or the European Ecolabel when the situation lends itself.These 3 labels are serious and internationally recognised and although there are a few differences, they address the same themes, those that really matter.