EarthCheck Company Standard Ver 3.5 June 2012
EarthCheck is the only global Benchmarking and Certification program for sustainable travel and tourism underpinned by the science and software of EarthCheck. EarthCheck's scientific systems were developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism in Australia over a 10 year period.
EarthCheck is built on the Agenda 21 principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 Heads of State at the United Nations Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992. EarthCheck provides a framework for organisations to achieve the desired outcomes for sustainable tourism as set out in the final report of the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.
The EarthCheck standard is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) and complies with the Mohonk Agreement which outlines the guidelines and principles for an international sustainable tourism certification program.
EarthCheck science and reporting is aligned with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14064 range of standards for greenhouse gas accounting.
EarthCheck partners with leading travel and tourism organisations to achieve and maintain good environmental and social practice, deliver maximum benefit to all interested parties and provide confidence for concerned consumers who are seeking a credible program which has integrity, transparency and scientific rigour.
The EarthCheck brand signifies better environmental and social performance, improved community interactions and savings through more efficient use of resources. It provides recognition and promotional support to a global consumer market.
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