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EarthCheck Sustainability Partners
From humble beginnings in 1987, EarthCheck has always believed that tourism is a force for good in the world. With infinite potential for poverty alleviation, environmental conservation and cultural understanding; travel changes the world. When it’s done responsibly everyone benefits.
EarthCheck is dedicated to making tourism responsible in over 70 countries with destinations, corporations and communities. Their unique blend of thinking, advice and solutions inspire and enable the tourism industry to drive change and resilience. EarthCheck helps their clients make better decisions, integrate sustainability into their business and destinations and create innovative and engaging stories.
EarthCheck’s scientific systems are globally recognised for their integrity, transparency and scientific rigour. Its flagship product, EarthCheck Certified, is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification program for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck Certified operational data helps the tourism industry develop performance and opportunity reports outlining energy consumption, carbon footprinting, social initiatives and business viability. Tourism operations who display the EarthCheck Certified seal, can clearly demonstrate their environmental and social performance and provide confidence for consumers that they #walkthetalk.
The award-winning EarthCheck Building, Planning and Design Standard contributes to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and places sustainability at the heart of building and community design. The Standard has been successfully applied in 14 countries and provides a holistic framework to help protect destination values, drive responsible economic development and enhance quality of life and wellbeing in local communities.
EarthCheck’s independent, world leading research enables organisations to transform how they think and do business. The not-for-profit EarthCheck Research Institute brings together leading scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students working in and across University research centres around the globe. Its role is to identify the opportunities and challenges that are likely to impact on the tourism industry over the next five to ten years with a focus on scientific research, education and capacity building to solve real-world challenges.