On my recent trip to Club Med in Cancun, I was struck by how sharp the entire staff looked. Everyone was wearing beautiful white polo shirts with Club Med Trident in navy blue. My husband and I so loved the pointed look that we got two shirts for ourselves and were happy to model them for a photo. These new employee uniforms – which celebrate 45 years of the company – are completely constructed of recycled plastic as part ofClub Meds continued commitmentto a sustainable approach to tourism. The manufacturing process uses approximately 40 percent less energy consumption than polyester production and will recycle more than 200,000 plastic bottles in the process. The special collection consists of polos, dresses and caps that serve a variety of roles.
The special uniform collection is specially designed for Club Meds staff in various departments and roles, including the following teams: Reception, guest relations, meetings and events, accounting, office administration, nurses, management (including the country manager / general manager), bar, sports, entertainment, Mini Club (kids and teen clubs), excursions, cleaning, maintenance and landscaping as well as spa and wellness.
In addition, clothes made from recycled plastic are available in selected Club Med stores for guests to purchase. They are beautiful! And I have to say, the fabric is beautiful and high-end, just like you would find from a haute-couture high-end designer.
The project is being implemented at all nine of Club Med’s North American / Caribbean resorts, including: Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda andClub Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic,Club Med CancunandClub Med Ixtapa PacificIn Mexico,Club Med Sandpiper Bayin Florida (USA),Club Med Turkoisein the Turks and Caicos Islands,Club Med Columbus Islein the Bahamas,Club Med Buccaneer’s Creekin Martinique (French Caribbean) andClub Med Caravellein Guadeloupe (French West Indies).
The decision to create new employee uniforms made from recycled plastic is one of the many initiatives that Club Med is adopting to continue to increase its sustainability efforts. Throughout history, Club Med has been dedicated to creating happy memories for guests from around the world, but not at the expense of others or the environment.
Recently, the company shared news about its new eco-chic resort concept in the Dominican Republic (Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda), the removal of plastic straw from its resorts and its “Bye-Bye Plastic” project to eliminate disposable plastic from its resorts globally. About 75 percent of the company’s resorts are certified under the Green Globe to maintain high standards of sustainable tourism with the goal of increasing this number to 100 percent. The company also applies an environmentally friendly approach to the construction of its resorts and works to help the surrounding communities through various initiatives.
This initiative is part of an ongoing environmentally friendly process that Club Med started a few years ago. In 2018, Club Med launched e.g. Goodbye plastic program and is on track to ban disposable plastic products from bars, restaurants and premises by the end of 2021.
With the growing impact of tourism on the environment, Club Med has always devoted itself to sustainable practices. Their Happy to care The program includes a number of sustainable commitments based on values and practices that reflect sustainable development.
Club Meds latest Exclusive Collection resort, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, acts as a catalyst for Club Med’s environmentally friendly positioning. By dedicating its design, activities and elements to the surrounding region, it pays homage to the ecological essence of the Dominican Republic so that visitors visiting the resort can understand the natural beauty that first attracted many locals to the destination. The resort’s environmental concept is based on five key pillars: agriculture, immersion, waste management, energy and people.
Sustainability is the core of the city with special programs and initiatives, including:
· No disposable plastic at the resort
· Locally sourced coffee and cocoa products in the resort’s coffee house in partnership with local farmers
· Solar panel project – an estimated 45,000 square meters of solar panels will be installed in the city to generate renewable energy
The on-site nursery currently houses 30,000+ new plants, and more than 2,000 trees were preserved or replanted during the construction process
If you love all-inclusive resorts – like me – and also want to do your part to help the planet, consider Club Med and offer yourself a wealth of water sports, great food and spirits and alcohol as part of the all-inclusive package. . And do not forget – at Club Med Cancun you can even try your skills on the trapeze! I was scared to death, but am proud to say that yes, I did, assisted (on Easter day, hence the “ears”) by the wonderful two highly skilled – and beautiful – trapeze artists on the staff. I encourage you to go for it!
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