Supporter of local development
The mere presence of a Club Med Resort on its territory automatically brings economic and social benefits to a region, in particular through local employment, know-how transfers, purchases,…
It is the Club’s aim to go further, and to strive to maximize and extend these benefits
75% of created jobs are local
The high number of created job is explained by the diversity of activities offered in a Club Med Resort.
On average, 86% of purchases (goods and materials) made by a Resort are bought to local suppliers.
If the local supplier might import a not-assessable part of his products, this average testifies Club Med’s will to work as much as possible with local partners, producers or distributors.
Help the LOCAL small-scale suppliers, with Agrisud
Discover female market gardeners in Casamance :
- This partnership aims to support the TPE (as very small enterprises in French) to develop in a viable and sustainable way nearby Club Med sites. Thus Club Med became the first tourism partner of Agrisud
- The projects embodied in Brazil, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Indonesia related to agricultural activities present many advantages: reinforcing local purchase, agro-ecological practices, fresh and local quality products, consolidating the growers’ economic independence, reducing the carbon footprint, promoting human exchanges between producers and clients
- Worldwide, 54 tons (2018) of agro-ecological products are purchased from local farmers thanks to the project
- In Cap Skirring (Senegal), this partnership offered 23% of vegetable supplies of the 4 resorts concerned in 2018.
- More than 300 small producers have been trained to agroecology and often worked their way out of poverty
- More than 2500 indirect beneficiaries
- Nearly 300 000 € of turn-over in 2018
- 182 tonnes (cumulated since 2010) of agroecological products were delivered to Club Med by the supported farmers
Co-financing an agro-ecology MANUAL
- Co-funded with Agrisud, this tool targets families and co-operatives structures in Southern countries relocalization
DID YOU KNOW ?
In February 1960 an earthquake destroyed the city of Agadir killing 15,000 people. King Mohamed V was determined to rebuild the region quickly, and the Club responded by building its first Resort in more sustainable materials, contributing to the revival of the region’s tourist industry and economy.
Club Med Green Farmers, our agroecological programme managed with the Agrisud NGO in favour of local family farming, is one of the 16 case studies selected to be presented during the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Summit of United Nations in 2019 to illustrate successful sustainable procurement practices to transform tourism sector.
A recognition that highlights how we can effectively embed sustainability to leverage tourism contribution and reduce Club Med carbon footprint.