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.
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To get the certificate, a resort ne 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.
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.
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)