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Erica joined EarthCheck at the end of 2009 as Sales Partner and representative for México & Latin America. With more than 20 years´ experience in the hotel industry in areas of operations and business development with a sustainable approach, Erica is responsible for the growing presence of EarthCheck in Latin America. Recently graduated as Master in Project Management for Results by the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), Erica complements her Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality. Erica is the regional contact with authorities, destinations and tourism companies, academic institutions and those related to the sector, helping to share the achievements made, create awareness and a sustainable culture in the Community.
With 18 years in the hotel industry in various management positions, Andres 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 Andres’ 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 Andres the possibility to share his vision with a holistic no-nonsense approach.
Pau is Co-Founder and Partner of PAX# Genuine Tourism Advisors, a consulting firm based in Barcelona (Spain), specialized in sustainable solutions to improve the tourism competitiveness of destinations, projects and companies internationally. He has more than 15 years of extensive experience in the tourism sector worldwide, actively working as expert consultant specializing in the fields of destinations strategic planning, tourism sustainability and quality standards implementation, feasibility studies for hotel and leisure mixed use projects, tourism markets research, capacity building, community engagement, institutional strengthening, and tourist product creation. Since 2010, as co-founder and partner consultant of PAX # Genuine Tourism Advisors, he has focused on the development of projects to improve the competitiveness of destinations and companies, being strategic planning, sustainability as value creation, and capacity building for the management and governance of tourism projects and destinations, the key axes of the company specialization. PAX# has built a solid expertise in Central America during the last decade, thank to projects developed in Panama, El Salvador, Honduras or Belize.
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.
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.
Phay Ping is the Co-founder and Managing Director of BSD, a leading consulting firm in the field of energy and environmental design, green building certification, performance simulations and energy audits with 5 offices in the region and a track record of more than 300 projects. He is a firm advocate of green buildings and is active in councils and committees such as the Singapore Green Building Council and the BCA Green Mark Advisory Review Committee. He also teaches the topic at the National University of Singapore.
Sureyya is a sales partner of EarthCheck in Turkiye which she has been performing since 2012. Sureyya assists Earthcheck setting foot in tourism industry in Turkiye thanks to her 25 years experience in auditing sustainability projects. Born in Turkiye, immigrated to Australia when she was 2 years old and graduated from The University of Wollongong with a Bachelor in IT, Sureyya is operating for growing EarthCheck’s presence in Turkiye where she is using both her Turkish and Australian roots. Sureyya has a strong working knowledge of key Turkish tourism markets and destinations as well as, projects and programs in scope of sustainability and environment.
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.
Kadir started operating as EarthCheck’s sales partners in Turkiye in 2012. With his 25 years experience in auditing sustainability projects in various industries ranging from tourism to agriculture and textile, Kadir adds to the Earthcheck team. Being graduated from The Dokuz Eylul University with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Business and Management, he has a strong working knowledge of key Turkish tourism markets and destinations as well as, projects and programs in scope of sustainability and environment. Kadir was born in Turkiye, spent his childhood in The Netherlands and speaks various languages fluently and maintains strong crosscultural relations.
Christophe Carlier and H Factory have joined EarthCheck to develop the label in the Indian Ocean zone. He is working with more than 20 establishments in the area. Holder of a Masters and a DESS in Tourism from the University of Toulouse, founder and CEO of CCC (consulting company) and The H Factory. CCC and H Factory are a consulting office specialising in Tourism Analysis, Advice, and Follow-up. Christophe Carlier is working on many projects in the Indian Ocean and East Africa.
Frank Hubbard combines his ecology, engineering skills with over 25 years’ experience in environmental and sustainability management. He has held corporate, government and consulting roles with the hotel, manufacturing, finance, construction, transportation and property management sectors. Frank has worked across Australia, New Zealand and many parts of the Asia Pacific region, India, Italy, and North America. Frank is based in Sydney.
Jordi Castelló is a professional involved in the tourism sector for 30 years and specifically in Sustainability for over 18. Originally from Barcelona he has developed his working career in New York, México and Chile collaborating with a Boutique Hotel, managing a large tour operator for 10 years and in the past 15 working for a consultancy practice, Pax Advising, specialized in tourism planning, quality policies and in full mode for the past 6 years into advising destinations and companies in sustainable management practices. He has a degree in Hotel and Tourism Administration and Economic degree from New York University. He loves his job as Sustainability Advisor.
Arda Moltay has been a sales partner to EarthCheck since 2014 on behalf of Mimta Architecture Ltd. He has been accumulating experience in the field of sustainability of the construction industry and operations of buildings since 2009. Having participated in many local & international projects such as the Lakhta Tower in St. Petersburg, Galataport Istanbul & The Peninsula Istanbul, Arda continues to serve real estate developers, owners and operators in various industries, financial institutions and governments in developing sustainability solutions for their portfolios. Arda is also an active member of the local green building council, ÇEDBİK, serving as a member of the board and a member of technical committees.
Sunil Kanal is the Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Magenta FZCO where his primary focus is development of competitive solution architectures to enable clients and their facilities more energy efficient and sustainable. Sunil is a senior professional, Electronics & Communication Engineer with over 31 years of technical and project management experience gained in a variety of industrial sectors including Hospitality, Education, Sports and Health Care. Before forming Magenta in 2011, Sunil was the Projects Director in a UAE based ICT/ELV Systems Integrator and has successfully undertaken design, implementation, commissioning and handing over significant landmark projects across the Gulf region.
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.
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.
Aged 25 years old, Tevaihau Tuahiva comes from a Polynesian family and has a postgraduate degree in Geography and land planning.
Tevaihau has been working for over a year with EarthCheck’s partner “Fenua Environnement” which provides environmental consultancy services throughout French Polynesia.
This young mother is a dynamic, hardworking and persistent individual who strongly wishes to contribute to her country’s sustainable tourism industry through Earthcheck services.
For over twenty years, Jürgen has been working as senior engineer, environmentalist and design/technical services executive in the hospitality industry. Supporting projects around the globe from international boutique luxury chains to large scale management companies. He has a passion for creating energy and environmental efficiencies and has worked with the EarthCheck Certified program for over a decade.
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.
Ulises is a passionate and committed advocate and agent of change for a sustainable built environment. Holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the UK and developed a broad professional experience in Mexico and Scandinavia, both in public and private sectors. During the past +20 years, he founded the Mexico Green Building Council and has served the World Green Building Council as Secretary and Treasurer. Since 2000, Ulises acts as CEO for Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativa (BÉA) -a pioneer and leading consultancy firm that has led the first certified building projects to achieve EarthCheck BPDS, LEED Gold/Platinum, and WELL Building and in Mexico and Latin America.
Pinpinatch Chaiyadej is based in Thailand and Australia. Pinpinatch is an environmental specialist with significant experience in Environmental and Sustainability Management System’s as well as Occupational Health and Safety. Extremely passionate about her work, Pinpinatch’s long term goal is to assist Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industry transition to a greener and more sustainable business model. Pinpinatch’s recent consulting experience includes audits around South-East Asia relating to EarthCheck, ISO 14001, 14064, 50001 and 26000 as well as OHSAS 18001, Carbon Footprint of Products and wider Organisational based audits.
With over 40 years of practical acquaintance in the Hospitality Industry, Vijay has worked across various disciplines including Sales & Marketing; Operations; Acquisitions; Feasibility and Project Development. He is presently engaged as CEO at HOTELITY, focusing on Greenfield Hotel Projects and acquisition services in India. In addition, Vijay is re-elected as President of TOURISM PLUS FOUNDATION – a non-profit organisation engaged in Sustainability in Tourism; Health facilities and Nutritious Food to the underprivileged and the needy.
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.
A young tourism professional, Rebecca has 4 years’ experience across tourism operations, strategy development and carbon accounting. She first joined EarthCheck in 2021, and through her new role as Sales Partner, Rebecca is committed to providing personalised support to businesses wishing to improve their social and environmental impact. With a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and Geography from The University of Queensland, Rebecca is passionate about increasing sustainability education, and helping organisations attract more conscious travellers.
Dayana Brooke is a travel and tourism professional with more than two decades in the industry. She is a passionate and embodied advocate for sustainability and in 2017 founded the travel company, The Sustainable Traveller. Dayana is a sort after speaker, thought leader and consultant for her expertise and management of sustainable principles in travel and business. Dayana will complete her Masters of Sustainability with the University of Sydney by mid-2023 and looking forward to leading tourism towards reducing their footprint aligned with climate action.
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.
With over 30 years in the Wellness Industry, Sarah brings exceptional global experience to roles that include strategic consulting, and implementing spa and wellness concepts. Sarah has held roles and worked with clients including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, Kempinski Hotels, SHA Wellness, Shu Uemura and Resense Spas. She has lived and worked in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and is now residing in the Isle of Man .
VIce Chair of the Global Wellness Institute Supporting UN (SDG’s) Initiative , Member of the Kempinski Hotels ESG Committee and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership network, Sarah has a unique perspective on developing & implementing sustainability in spa and wellness projects.
Renata is a passionate, customer-led sustainability and marketing management professional with over 35 years’ experience in the travel industry. Working in senior management roles across diverse fields ranging from Tour Operators to Cruise companies, Spas, Airlines, Airports and Retail, she has developed rich consumer insights and built successful sustainability plans. Born in Italy, she has lived and worked in five continents. Renata is the Tourism Specialist at Terra Institute, a well-established strategic consulting and management training firm, driven by systemic thinking, a search for meaning, innovative processes and digital tools. Terra Institute is based in Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and developing new business units in other countries.
Noh-Hyun is a Co-founder & Certification Business Director of IGSC. He is also an EPD verifier for International EPD and EPD Norway. He has worked for 15 years in the Electric, Electronics, Boiler Industry as an expert in product sustainability and carbon and GHG management, such as product quality, energy, environment and hazardous substances. He is supporting companies based on his deep understanding of the sustainability field, and intends to expand his work area not only in Korea but also in East Asia. As a member of the Hydropower Sustainability Council and an Auditor of Sustainable Golf, he is also expanding his expertise in sustainable travel and events.
Hanbi joined IGSC in 2021 and is in charge of developing new business, communicating with certification bodies and consulting on environmental certifications. She is responsible for Sustainability fields (Zero-waste, Upcycle, Building materials and Sustainable Tourism, etc.). She is also qualified Auditor for ISO 9001, Vegan and IGSC CPS Certification. After graduating from a Social Science University in Korea, she gained her Social Worker License and ODA(Official Development Assistance) generalist qualification. Based on her comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the environment as well as society, she is actively participating in various certification and consulting projects.
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.
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.