Club Med's Green Week 2023: Elevating Sustainability with Exciting Initiatives for the Third Year

: Club Med, the renowned pioneer of premium all-inclusive holidays, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 Green Week Edition. This ground-breaking initiative signifies Club Med's unwavering commitment to promoting sustainability and embracing green practices. Building upon the success of the inaugural event, the 2023 Green Week Edition marks Club Med's second edition dedicated to raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and inspiring positive change.

Club Med's 2023 Green Week Edition, spanning across several stunning Asia Pacific resorts, aims to foster a profound connection with nature and cultivate a deep appreciation for the environment. Through a carefully curated range of vital themes, this highly anticipated event holds the key to a sustainable future.

Each day will present a distinct opportunity to actively engage in meaningful initiatives, including addressing the issue of plastics, celebrating biodiversity, supporting local communities, immersing in local culture, combating food waste, and championing sustainable practices.

Embracing the spirit of World Environment Day, the Green Week Edition will commence on June 5, 2023, with a strong focus on addressing the issue of plastic waste. Guests and employees alike will actively participate in beach and mountain clean-ups, united in their commitment to making a tangible impact. This program extends to children staying at the resorts, who will not only learn about the significance of addressing plastic waste but also express their creativity through the Clean Art planet initiative and contribute to a mini cleanup. Together, they will play a vital role in combating plastic waste, which accounts for a staggering 300 million tonnes annually worldwide. By integrating such initiatives into the Green Week Edition, Club Med aims to raise awareness, foster sustainable practices, and pave the way for a greener future.

Day 1, 5th June, theme: Plastics

To kick off the Green Week Edition, we will be highlighting the issue of plastic pollution by organizing a resort-wide clean-up activity on the first day. We collected materials during the clean-up and conducted Arts & Craft workshops for the children, emphasizing the importance of sustainability.

Day 2, 6th June, theme: Biodiversity

The second day is dedicated to exploring and appreciating local biodiversity. Participants will engage in activities such as seeding plants, allowing their creativity to flourish through upcycling arts and crafts inspired by local animals. To enhance the learning experience, there will be an interactive Kahoot Quiz

Day 3, 7th June, theme: Solidarity

On the Third Day, Club Med will proudly demonstrate its commitment to supporting local communities and development efforts. Emblematic events, in collaboration with La Fondation, will take place in all resorts, fostering a sense of connection and solidarity among participants. A special worldwide snack will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together and show their support.

Day 4, 8th June, theme: Local Culture

The Fourth day will immerse guests in the vibrant local culture. They will have the chance to experience the destination through various activities, including engaging in local cooking demonstrations and classes, savoring the flavors of local products at the restaurant, exploring local markets (where available), and discovering unique offerings at the boutique. To enhance the cultural immersion, an Asian Elegant dress code will be encouraged.

Day 5, 9th June, theme: Food Waste

The Final day of the Green Week, Club Med will focus on addressing the issue of food waste. With the understanding that around 30% of food is wasted globally each year, the resort is determined to make a positive impact. Guests will be invited to take part in an exciting cooking challenge, where they can showcase their culinary skills and creativity by using every ingredient provided, leaving no food to waste. Moreover, children will have a chance to actively participate by creating bird feeders using fruit shells, combining fun with a sense of environmental responsibility. It will be a day filled with valuable insights and practical steps towards a greener future.

“Sustainability has always been a key strategic pillar of the Club Med brand values. We believe that we have an innate responsibility to respect the communities and natural environment in which our resorts are located in,” said Rachael Harding, Chief Executive Officer of Club Med in East, South Asia and Pacific markets. “We aim to strengthen this vision as we progress further, deepen sentiments for more socially-conscious decisions across every aspect of our business and ignite a collective spark amongst guests, employees and partners to embrace Club Med’s commitment towards global sustainable tourism.”

Club Med's 2023 Green Week Edition represents a significant milestone in sustainable tourism, setting an example for the industry as a whole. By providing a platform for education, engagement, and action, Club Med empowers individuals to become agents of change, contributing to a more sustainable and responsible future.

With over 70 resorts worldwide, Club Med is renowned for its Premium & Exclusive Collection, which offers exceptional accommodations, personalized services, refined dining concepts, and unique architecture and design elements. Present in 30 countries, Club Med proudly employs a diverse team of more than 23,000 Gentils Organisateurs (GOs) and Gentils Employés (GEs), representing 110 nationalities.

Join Club Med on this remarkable journey towards a greener world during the 2023 Green Week Edition.

More on the Game-changing Eco-Commitments by Club Med:

The efforts to preserve nature take place beyond the facade of their properties, Club Med has evolved and expanded its eco-commitments aimed at reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainable operations. These include:

●      Food Waste Reduction: Monitoring and combating food waste is an important initiative in Club Med. The vast experience in buffet management coupled with the deployment of the Winnow solution, a smart bin technology enables teams to measure and limit food waste, since 2017 helps Club Med resorts to control the production of food waste per day. In addition to the actions taken to reduce food waste, posters for raising customer awareness are placed at main restaurant entrances in Green Globe certified resorts.           

●      Promoting Animal Welfare: With help from specialists, Club Med has been committed for several years to developing its best practices, in accordance with its values. Almost 70 per cent of these resort surface areas are situated on or adjacent to protected areas, which has prompted Club Med to partner with local environment associations to conserve the distinct biodiversity over 20 resorts worldwide. Club Med also offers sea cetaceans observation sessions in support of the World Cetacean Alliance. 

●      Cultivating environmental awareness: The exceptional sites in which the villages are located are the perfect place to draw guests’ attention to environmental issues and Club Med believes in its responsibility to raise awareness of the fragility and beauty of nature, the environmental issues faced by its destinations and also encourage guests to get involved in environmental preservation. To ensure that Club Med’s eco-initiatives are effectively championed in every resort, over 15,000 G.Os (Gentils Organisateurs) are trained annually on sustainability and how to assist in the preservation of resort environments by raising this awareness amongst guests. Additionally, there also are real experts on biodiversity and sustainability based in the resorts, including a “Green G.O” at Club Med Cherating Beach and a marine biologist at Club Med Kani to share eco-attitudes with the little ones.

●      Preserving local cultures: Club Med Resorts are steeped in local culture, as can be seen from their architecture, interior design, vegetation, cuisine and in numerous other aspects too. The programmes and activities offered also reflect local influences, frequently through lessons in dance, cooking and languages, as well as lectures on the host country. Most Resorts also organize weekly evenings, full days or events dedicated to celebrating the culture of the host country or region.

●      Bye Bye Plastics: A programme launched in 2018 to reduce then ban single-use plastics across Club Med’s bars, restaurants and guest rooms by 2024. This involved replacing plastic water rooms with sustainable alternatives, promoting recycling and water reduction practices.

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Club Med, founded in 1950 by Gérard Blitz, invented the all-inclusive holiday club concept, adding in activities especially for children with the creation of the Mini Club in 1967. Led by its pioneering spirit, Club Med seeks out exceptional destinations and sites. Today, Club Med is the world’s leading provider of upscale, all-inclusive holiday packages with a French touch for families and working couples. Club Med operates over 70 resorts, of which 95% are rated Premium & Exclusive Collection that offers a selection of the brand's most exclusive resorts, villas, chalets, and yachts characterized by premium accommodations, exceptional hospitality and personalized services, exclusively beautiful locations, refined dining concepts and lounges, transformational experiences, and unique architecture and design elements. Present in 30 countries around the world, the Group employs more than 23,000 Gentils Organisateurs (GOs) and Gentils Employés (GEs), representing 110 nationalities.