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Club Med outlines new sustainability targets

A LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT
For more than 60 years, the development of Club Med has been based on values and practices which reflect what we know today as “sustainable development”: building resorts that blend in harmoniously in exceptional sites, being extremely vigilant with energy efficiency, saving, treating and recycling water, promoting renewable energy sources, controlling the water treatment and recycling techniques...and all of this is combined with an ever-present desire to contribute to local development and the experience to bring together in harmony people of different origins, religions, nationalities, and settings.
In response to the recent UN talks on tackling climate change, Henri Giscard d’Estaing, CEO of Club Med, said “The tourism of tomorrow will be sustainable and should have a limited impact on climate. Rather than passively await this evolution, Club Med is taking action.” He announced that Club Med has set new goals to succeed at sustainable development.

AMBITIOUS GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

Green Globe Certification at 100% of resorts by 2018
Club Med has for many years followed eco-certification guidelines in the construction and management of its properties. Currently 71% of Club Med resorts, such as Bali, Phuket, Bintan island in Indonesia, Cherating Beach in Malaysia, and Kabira Ishigaki and Hokkaido in Japan, are certified with the internationally recognised Green Globe Certification. Club Med has now set the lofty target of making sure that 100% of its resorts meet the requirements for this industry standard by 2018.

Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 15% between 2010 and 2020
Club Med has successfully reduced its consumption of fossil fuels by 15% over the past four years with 18% of its energy worldwide now coming from renewable energy sources. Its Finolhu Villas in the Maldives is 90% powered by solar energy.
By making further efficiencies, Club Med is now aiming to decrease greenhouse gases per hotel day by 15% from 2010 levels by 2020.

Introduce the first eco-construction reference system for a resort
Club Med’s Valmorel ski resort in France has already been labelled HQE (high environmental quality) while its Val Thorens Sensations property has been awarded the prestigious THPE (Very High Energy Performance) standard. Club Med is now planning to introduce the first eco-construction reference system for resorts, in partnership with BREEAM, the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

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