The Jakarta Post
All-inclusive ski resort Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan. (Club Med's official website/File)
All-inclusive ski resort Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan has received the Green Globe certification, a structured assessment that reviews the sustainable development of travel and tourism businesses.
Club Med – East and Asia Pacific (ESAP) CEO Xavier Desaulles said he was proud to see that all Club Med resorts in Asia had received the Green Globe certification.
“It’s an honor for us to take care of the environment in each resort and we want to continue to be a pioneer in tourism through our innovative efforts,“ said Desaulles.
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To get the certificate, a resort needs to apply sustainability practices in all aspects, starting from staff recruitment and training, food and energy waste management, resort development as well as nature conservation, which includes the preservation of local culture and the surrounding community.
According to an official release, the resort chain Club Med uses the Green Globe certification process as a tool to manage its sustainability strategy.
The company mentioned that preserving nature was among the brand’s values. With that in mind, Club Med ensures that the surrounding flora and fauna, endangered species and natural environment are preserved and protected from the early development of each resort.
Club Med resorts also involve guests in protecting the environment by reducing carbon footprint and maintaining the clean state of the ocean.
One of its environmentally conscious efforts is providing plastic straws if requested by guests. In Club Med Phuket, Thailand, the effort is said to have reduced plastic straw usage by up to 1,000 straws per day. (jes/wng)
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