Privacy and Data

Privacy and Data

At EarthCheck, your privacy matters to us. We’re serious about keeping your personal information safe. Being a global business, it’s our promise to you—outlined in our Privacy Policy—that your personal data is protected with the utmost care.

We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy to understand how we’re committed to safeguarding your privacy.

Adhering to the law, we comply with the Australian Privacy Act 1988, relevant state laws in Australia, and any other privacy laws applicable to our global operations.

As the world’s leading scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. EarthCheck collects data from businesses like yours to offer world-class products and services.

We know you value how your personal information is handled. That’s why we only collect and use your data as necessary to deliver the exceptional products and services EarthCheck is known for.


As a part of our service, we collect data from businesses to provide benchmarking and certification services that support the delivery of destinations for travellers to visit.

We understand that you care about how your personal information is used and shared and we take your privacy seriously. For this reason, we collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver our world-class products and services.

We can collect and process your data with your consent. In many circumstances, if we rely on your consent as our legal basis for processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. It is important to be aware, that by using or accessing our products and services in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and you consent to us collecting, using and sharing your information as stated below.

To learn more about our privacy policy please download from this webpage.

Data Protection

In this digital age of data collection, protection of this information is a pivotal part of business relationships. As a driving force in supporting sustainability and corporate social responsibility, EarthCheck recognises the importance of data security, and is committed to maintaining compliance with international standards on data protection.

Our data protection policy provides a framework on international data handling for the EarthCheck community. The policy is based on globally accepted principals on data protection, adhering to privacy principles within Australia and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This policy is to act as a guideline for EarthCheck practices pertaining to information on our new and existing customers, business partners and employees.

To learn more about our data protection policy please download from this webpage.

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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.