GOOD for BUSINESS.

GOOD for the PLANET.

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EarthCheck is the world’s leading certification, consulting and advisory group for sustainable destinations and tourism organisations.

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For more than 30 years our people have worked with governments, businesses and destinations to deliver science-backed, strategic and sustainable outcomes.

We give our clients peace of mind that they are getting a legacy of success and focused expertise in their sustainability journey.

EarthCheck’s solutions are good for your business, and good for the planet.

From small operations to destinations, EarthCheck’s sustainability experts deliver science-backed certification programs designed for your business.

Tourism brands that want real sustainability results have turned to EarthCheck for 30 years. View our full suite of consulting services.

EarthCheck’s experts deliver people-focused training that puts your staff and management on the sustainability front foot.

If it gets measured, it gets managed. EarthCheck’s custom software solutions ensure your sustainability efforts pay off.

For more than 30 years our people have worked with governments, businesses and destinations to deliver science-backed, strategic and sustainable outcomes.

We give our clients peace of mind that they are getting a legacy of success and focused expertise in their sustainability journey.

EarthCheck’s solutions are good for your business, and good for the planet.

From small operations to destinations, EarthCheck’s sustainability experts deliver science-backed certification programs designed for your business.

Tourism brands that want real sustainability results have turned to EarthCheck for 30 years. View our full suite of consulting services.

EarthCheck’s experts deliver people-focused training that puts your staff and management on the sustainability front foot.

If it gets measured, it gets managed. EarthCheck’s custom software solutions ensure your sustainability efforts pay off.

We’ve been the world’s leading tourism and travel sustainability experts for more than three decades.

And we’ve got some stories to tell…

Destination

Glasgow has set its sights on becoming one of the world’s most sustainable places to live, visit and do business – and the city has the EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked Destination status to prove it.

Business
Atlantis The Palm

Kerzner International’s global partnership with EarthCheck enables the destination resort operator to deliver a luxury guest experience in a way that is sustainable and responsible.

Destination

Recognised for its natural beauty and diversity, Snæfellsnes is a surreal combination of spectacular mountains, towering waterfalls, sandy beaches and friendly communities.

Business

Anchored to the pillars of Trust, Awareness and Joy, the group is focused on growing sustainably to bring about a positive change to the economy, society and environment and create value for all its stakeholders.

Business

A multi-award winning 5-star country house hotel located on the edge of the Cotswolds, one of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful regions. 

Business

Alltournative is a specialist tour operator guiding ecological and adventure expeditions throughout Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Business

Meliá promotes responsible tourism, designed to reduce the use of natural resources and minimise social impact and environmental footprint.

Net-Zero

To ensure the wellbeing and the continuation of the livelihood and of the way of life of island communities, developing resilience strategies is key. 

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We’ve been the world’s leading tourism and travel sustainability experts for more than three decades. And we’ve got some stories to tell…

Business
Business
Atlantis The Palm

Kerzner International’s global partnership with EarthCheck enables the destination resort operator to deliver a luxury guest experience in a way that is sustainable and responsible.

Destination
Destination

Glasgow has set its sights on becoming one of the world’s most sustainable places to live, visit and do business – and the city has the EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked Destination status to prove it.

Destination

Snæfellsnes is a 90 kilometre long peninsula, located in West Iceland. Recognised for its natural beauty and diversity, Snæfellsnes is a surreal combination of spectacular mountains, towering waterfalls, sandy beaches and friendly communities.

Certification

The Indian Hotels Company Limited: Bringing a Positive Change

Anchored to the pillars of Trust, Awareness and Joy, the group is focused on growing sustainably to bring about a positive change to the economy, society and environment and create value for all its stakeholders.

READ CASE STUDY
Business

A multi-award winning 5-star country house hotel located on the edge of the Cotswolds, one of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful regions. 

Certification

Alltournative is a specialist tour operator guiding ecological and adventure expeditions throughout Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Certification

Meliá promotes responsible tourism, designed to reduce the use of natural resources and minimise social impact and environmental footprint.

Destination

To ensure the wellbeing and the continuation of the livelihood and of the way of life of island communities, developing resilience strategies is key. 

READ CASE STUDY

EarthCheck Certification
Members Directory

The EarthCheck Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Directory allows you to search for EarthCheck Members – organisations and destinations that dare to make a difference.

Science-backed sustainability solutions for tourism,
delivered by the experts.

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Acknowledgement
of Country

There are more than 476 million Indigenous Peoples, found in all regions of the world, from the Arctic to the tropical forests. They make up more than 6 per cent of our global population.

 

In the spirit of reconciliation, EarthCheck acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout the world and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Indigenous Peoples today.

 

EarthCheck acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are guardians of the forests and biodiversity hotspots we all depend on. Research shows that lands managed by Indigenous Peoples, with secure rights, experience lower deforestation rates, store more carbon, hold more biodiversity, and benefit more people than other lands — including protected areas.

 

We recognise and support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration is a positive document that maps out a path for Indigenous Peoples to be free from discrimination and secure in their identities and life choices.

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EarthCheck Certified: Aligned globally

EarthCheck science and products were developed by the Australian Government Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre (STCRC) over ten years. Our science is reviewed annually to ensure that it meets international standards relative to greenhouse gas protocols, responsible tourism, and certification.

EarthCheck products and services are 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 and aligned to the SDGs.

EarthCheck Certified provides a framework for organisations to achieve the desired outcomes for sustainable development as set out in the final report of the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

EarthCheck Certified complies with the Mohonk Agreement (2000), which outlines the guidelines and principles for an international sustainable tourism certification program. It is also a Recognised program of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

EarthCheck Certified is a verification standard accepted by CDP. It is also an approved program of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), London & Partners, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR) and the City of Sydney.

EarthCheck Certified is an approved program for meeting the EU Energy Directive for the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle – BAFA) in Germany and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) in the Netherlands.

EarthCheck partners with international research organisations to maintain the currency of EarthCheck science and our benchmarking systems.

The EarthCheck brand signifies scientific excellence, better environmental, economic, 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.