Green Globe today announced certification of Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil in southeast Switzerland. This resort, located in the Engadine valley in the Swiss Alps, is the 26th Club Med Village to receive certification for its sustainability achievements.
Club Med Saint-Moritz uses 100 percent renewable energy, and features equipment that optimizes heating, ventilation, and lights. To optimize water management, the village installed water regulators in taps and dishwashers with granule metering units. The resort also sorts waste, separating glass, packaging, paper, wood, cooking oil, batteries, light bulbs, and ink cartridges, as well as dangerous waste.
Doris Fiol, Green Globe Coordinator at Club Med Saint-Moritz, said: “We are proud to receive the renowned Green Globe Certificate as this shows the commitment and ambition of our staff to implement sound sustainability practices. Every single team member has taken on the challenge of being responsible for ecologically and socially-sustainable management and turned our green practices into a key subject in interactions with our guests. Health, nature, innovation, local employment, and dialogue are some of the key words used in conversations with customers.”
“Our staff has laid the foundations for Club Med Saint Moritz´s green ambitions and will continue to monitor and improve our procedures,” added Ms. Fiol.
Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification´s CEO, said: “We are pleased to certify the beautiful resort Club Med Saint-Moritz. The village Saint Moritz, which has 5,000 permanent residents, is famous for its great skiing and winter sport opportunities, having hosted the Winter Olympics twice and the Alpine Skiing World Championships three times. The Engadine region is one of the most popular and beautiful tourist destinations, with its high rugged mountains, beautiful lakes, and sunny climate.”
Mr. Bauer added, “Club Med Saint-Moritz provides books about the region for guests who want to learn more about the natural and cultural environment. Club Med Saint-Moritz also organizes activities to promote local culture and educate guests, who are also encouraged to use water and energy in a responsible way and informed how to protect the alpine fauna and flora.”
ABOUT CLUB MED SAINT-MORITZ ROI SOLEIL
Club Med Saint Moritz Roi Soleil sits at an altitude of 1,750 meters (5,741 feet) in the famous Swiss Engadine region, at the bottom of the mountains. Saint Moritz was one of the first alpine resorts in Europe and has a long and rich history in winter sports.
Club Med St. Moritz is ideal for skiing vacations and offers 311 rooms on 5 floors, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a Turkish bath, and a sauna.
Contact: Club Med Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil, Via Tegiatscha 21, 7500 Saint Moritz Bad, Switzerland, phone: +41 81 833 23 23, fax: +41 81 833 91 61
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ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information,visit www.greenglobe.com.