Our network of independent auditors comprises highly skilled professionals, ensuring the rigorous, unbiased evaluation of your environmental and sustainability practices to align with our globally recognised standards. They are committed to upholding the integrity of our certification programs, providing comprehensive assessments that catalyse continual advancement and innovation in environmental performance.

Bert holds certification in the ISO 9000, ISO 14001, Energy and EarthCheck [Environmental and sustainability] auditing.
He has served for over 6 years on the QA Sub Committee for NCTVET) and is a currently a member of the Impartiality Committee for TSLCSI Ltd in Jamaica.
Bert also does volunteer work for his community through his church and the Kiwanis Club.

With over 20 years experience, Daniel has worked all over the world with reputed international hotel chains on both operational and corporate. Background education includes Lausanne Hotel School, Harvard Business School (AMP159) and University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Business Sustainability Management course.

Specialist areas include Strategic consulting; Executive training; Change Management; Sustainable Construction; Storytelling; Implementation; Motivational speaker.

Working with Destinations, Government Entities, Corporate Offices, Hotel Groups and Individual Properties and Tourism Trade Stakeholders.

Shawn Jang is a leader in the global sustainability industry in Taiwan. He joined Earth Check at the start of 2023 to promote sustainability in the event and tourism market in Taiwan. With his experience in LEED, UL, WELL, EEWH, he successfully supports clients in Taiwan to achieve Earth Check certification.

Shawn is General Manger of RCI Engineering, Inc., and an active member of USGBC and LEED Steering Committee (LSC). As a Pro Reviewer he is committed to reviewing courses on Education at USGBC for user experience and quality of content. He regularly conducts training and workshops throughout Asia on sustainable building methods and educating professionals on green building practices and strategies.

Martin Pinson (B. Env. Eng. and B. Arch.) is a qualified environmental engineer, architect and sustainability consultant, with over 20 years of experience, in the industry. He has worked with INTEGRECO for over 10 years as a Senior Sustainability Consultant. Martin has worked on numerous Sustainability Consulting projects undertaking energy assessments, water assessments, carbon analysis, materials selection and sustainable design consulting. He has worked on a wide variety of retail, commercial and residential development projects.

Pinpinat Chaiyadej is based in Thailand and Australia. Pinpinat is an environmental specialist with significant experience in Environmental and Sustainability Management System as well as Energy and Occupational Health and Safety.

Extremely passionate about her work, Pinpinat’s long-term goal is to assist Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industry in transitioning to a greener and more sustainable business model.

Rubiela is currently the Managing Director of Ace Firm Engineering, providing engineering services in Aruba and throughout the Caribbean.
She earned her master’s degree in Process Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen Netherland and published an academic paper at the Laurance Reid Gas Conference at the University of Oklahoma.
She brings almost 20 years of experience in technical advisory, engineering design, technical consultancy, and project management.
In sustainability, she is an EarthCheck auditor for sustainable destinations and tourism organizations in the Caribbean.

More than 10 years’ experience in supporting and auditing organisations in the leisure, sport and cultural industry. Specialist in Eco-labels, CSR Management systems, Waste Management and Energy Reduction.

More than five (5) years working experience in research for oil palm supply chain industry under MIT Global Scale Network and three (3) years’ experience in certification service. Graduated in Master in Plantation Industry Management. Certified Lead Auditor course in Integrated Management System (IMS) ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Exemplar Global Certified, Certified Lead Auditor course for Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO P&C), Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO), MSPO Supply Chain, SA8000 and Approved EarthCheck Auditor.
Audit Programs: EarthCheck, RSPO Certification, MSPO Certification, SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) and Understanding Responsible Sourcing Audit (URSA).

Phay Ping is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Building System and Diagnostics Pte Ltd (BSD). He has led the company to become one of the leading consulting firms in the field of energy and environmental design with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and China and with a track record of more than 500 projects. It is also a fore-runner in energy, ventilation, solar/ daylighting, wind driven rain, pollutants and thermal dynamic simulations.

In addition to his consulting service, he has extensive experience in ESD software tools such as DesignBuilder for Energy Modeling, Daylight Study, and Thermal Comfort Study. Lalit is passionate about environmentally-conscious design and aims to integrate sustainability for buildings to allow small and medium size projects can adopt sustainable design, construction, and operation methods at their own pace.

Daniel, a Swiss national, brings with him the experience gained in International Hospitality Operations collected over three decades.
In 2010 Daniel specialized in Sustainability Management with a Masters degree of advanced study in Environmental Management and Technology from the University of North-Western Switzerland, School of Life Science.
Since 2012 he founded a Sustainability Consulting Firm, held corporate positions in Sustainability and has audited and trained Environmental Management Systems for leading Hotelbrands in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Julie is the Principal of Confluence Sustainability, LLC, a consultancy focused on collaborative strategies and solutions utilizing travel and tourism as a catalyst for sustainable growth and a bridge to preserving and celebrating cultural heritage. Her work encompasses destinations, public and private partnerships and organizations committed to broad-based, stakeholder engagement to build scalable, multi-sector programs and replicable sustainability best practices. After more than 25 years as an embedded practitioner in marketing communications, environmental and sustainability across all sectors, Julie established Confluence Sustainability. 

Christian provides consultancy and audits for the travel and hospitality industry. Holding a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies focused on sustainable development from the University of Bonn and grounded in standards like ISO 14001, SA8000, and EarthCheck, Christian has a wealth of experience across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. From boutique hotels to expansive resorts and sectors such as administration buildings, infrastructure and transportation providers, spas, water parks and golf courses, Christian helps organizations transform to better meet the needs of present and future generations.

Graduated in Tourism Management at HBO Nederland in Groningen. Had been working for 8 years at a touroperator in Holland as a Revenue Executive. Since 2015 experience as certifier for Control Union Certifications for several programs. In 2017 started with sustainable tourism schemes as a scheme coordinator and currently working as an auditor for several schemes like EarthCheck, GSTC, Travelife and Green Key and also ISO9001:2015.

Nikos Bakaris, DVM, MSc, is a highly accomplished professional in the field of Veterinary Medicine and Applied Animal Welfare. With extensive experience, Nikos has audited over 500 Hotels and Tour Operators globally, specializing in Tourism Sustainability. As a Lead Auditor, he has conducted over 700 3rd Party audits, spanning Fair Labor Practices, Occupational Health & Safety, Food Safety, Tourism Sustainability (with a focus on animal welfare), and Agricultural Sustainability. Nikos has dedicated over 1800 hours to training stakeholders in the realms of Tourism Sustainability and Food Safety. Additionally, he serves as an assessor for 2nd party assessments related to animal welfare in the dairy industry, zoo animals, and the fur industry. Notably, Nikos contributed one year to EU Legislation Surveillance and Public Affairs, specifically in the domain of animal welfare, working with the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

Romain Vivier created “Fenua-Environnement” in 2008 which delivers environmental counselling services throughout French Polynesia. The main focus of this company is to provide sustainable solutions to development projects through environmental impact assessments. Fenua-Environment is also actively engaged in biodiversity conservation/invasive species management plans/coral reef restoration and educational programs. Romain joined the EarthCheck team in 2011 and has been providing auditing services in this region of the Pacific ever since.

With 18 years in the hotel industry in various management positions, Andrés has gained valuable knowledge in this field, coaching individuals and implementing his theories about hotel operations. Almost ten years ago, the exciting and noble world of Sustainability crossed Andrés’ professional career, completely changing his approach to the classical way of managing companies. This new approach, combined with his experience, was the trigger for the birth of Green Partner, a company focused solely on sustainability, green certification, energy efficiency, circular economy, zero waste, raw materials recovery, SCR, SDG, ESG and green bonds for different business sectors, giving Andrés the possibility to share his vision with a holistic no-nonsense approach.

Established over two decades ago, Jaric Environment Safety and Health Services stands as a leading force in the realm of Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) consultancy and training. With a steadfast commitment to creating safer workplaces, protecting the environment, and fostering a culture of well-being, we have evolved into a trusted partner for organisations across industries. At the helm of Jaric ESH is co-founder Janice Smith a pioneering force in the field of Environment Safety and Health, specialized in Management System with extensive experience in the implementation of standards, auditing and training for a multiplicity of organization types including over 20 years in the Energy, Travel and Tourism Sectors.

Piet is the pioneer of Positive Impact Forever, a sustainability and regeneration consulting company based in Bali Indonesia. He has a BSc Civil Engineering and a MSc Project Management degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Piet is a hospitality professional with 30 years’ experience ranging from general manager in Fiji to director of engineering and sustainability for Alila Hotels Group. Since 2017 he has been doing sustainability consulting and coaching to inspire people to have a positive impact on their environment so that we can all transform tomorrow today. He is now concentrating of regenerative practices. Piet is an EarthCheck Certified Auditor, EarthCheck Design Accredited Professional, and EarthCheck Master Trainer.

Stephen Farrant is an independent director, strategic advisor and responsible business consultant. Through his own sustainability consultancy, he helps organisations from across multiple sectors to re-think and re-purpose their strategy for the 2020s. With some 15 years of experience enabling businesses to work on climate, sustainability and innovation, he started his career in the early 1990s at British Airways. Most recently he was Director of Sustainability and Innovation at Business in the Community (one of the Prince of Wales’ leading charities) where among other things he established the Circular Economy Taskforce, the Purpose Toolkit, the Responsible Business Tracker, and BITC’s work on responsible innovation in the digital age. From 2009-2015, he led the International Tourism Partnership (recently re-branded as the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance), on whose Board he now serves.

Mr Chen Wenjie is the Associate Director of Building System & Diagnostics (BSD) who supervises all of BSD’s new building projects as well as overseeing projects in China. Wenjie has been a green building engineer since he graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has accumulated a wealth of experience in energy efficiency and green buildings codes and design strategies, especially in enhancing Health and Well-being of occupants. He is conversant
in local building codes & regulations and other regulatory framework dealing with the built environment.

Rene is an experienced environmental auditor and consultant with almost thirty years of professional expertise under his belt. He has worked on auditing and consulting projects in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean since 2007. As an EarthCheck auditor since 2009, Rene has gained a unique perspective on the sustainability efforts of various hotels and other participants in the hospitality industry.  Rene’s passion for sustainable development has inspired him to continue his work in this field, helping organizations reduce their environmental impact while increasing their bottom line.

Mrs. Reshu Singh holds a B-tech degree in Civil Engineering and has an expertise in environmental design. She works closely with institutions, designers and owners to develop and implement techniques for improving environmental performance in buildings, campuses and communities. She is associated with India Institute of Technology (IIT) to contribute her expertise in sustainable development policies for institutions. Mrs. Reshu is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (AP), GRIHA Trainer has vast experience & expertise in sustainable design and planning. She has developed and implemented appropriate techniques for improving environmental performance in buildings, campuses and communities. She contributes to high performance design when it comes to engineering design in building and has been working on many prestigious projects including India’s first Railway project under the smart city initiative.

Michael is the Managing Director for YKnot Sustainability, a sustainability advisory firm providing strategic and implementation expertise to organizations seeking to enhance their ESG efforts.
Prior to setting up YKnot Sustainability, Michael distinguished himself by leading sustainable hospitality brands’ efforts in formalizing and expanding their sustainability commitments. This included setting sustainability strategy; evaluating and building systems to empower associates globally; evangelizing sustainability by creating and delivering training and outreach opportunities; building a proactive Risk Management approach to sustainability; and collaborating with internal and external representatives to create innovative solutions and approaches that considered and sought to enhance the social, environmental and economic well-being of all stakeholders.

ECHOS is a full-service energy and sustainability risk management consultancy. Their clients and partners span the globe and their services are developed, supported and delivered to international standards. ECHOS deliver alternative energy solutions for cooling, heating and or electricity supply to commercial and residential interests across the Caribbean through solar and waste-to-energy technologies from project development to commissioning. ECHOS also delivers complete environmental risk management and or EH&S program development activities [primarily] to the food and hospitality industry with their suite of modular and integrated risk solutions platform and audit management services.

Meet Leyla Jahn, an accomplished auditor at EarthCheck who is currently employed at Control Union Certification Germany in Berlin. With a Master’s degree in Sustainable Tourism Management, she combines her knowledge of seven languages with her passion for sustainability. With extensive international experience, Leyla is dedicated to promoting a greener, more responsible future in tourism.

Dana Wyatt-John (B Sc.OSHE, MBA) is a highly accomplished HSEQ professional renowned for her expertise as a Lead Auditor. Possessing over a decade of experience, Dana has expertly spearheaded the development, implementation, and validation of diverse Health, Safety, Quality, and Sustainability Management Systems. She actively champions sustainability initiatives, particularly within the tourism and oil and gas sectors, establishing herself as a respected authority in the industry. Recognized for her exceptional ability to institute comprehensive audit programs, Dana consistently demonstrates her unwavering commitment to driving continuous improvement across all aspects of her work.

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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.