Supporting sustainability action across the Travel and Tourism industry
EarthCheck invites you to become part of a leading number of operators who are stepping ahead by recognising carbon offsetting and engaging in green financing and projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Growing climate impact and greenhouse gas emissions
Today EarthCheck helps its members to measure, track and monitor over 2 million tonnes of CO2e annually. The tourism industry as a whole is at present responsible for over 5% of global CO2e emissions. The growing impact of climate change has very tangible consequences: the industry is already being hit by increased incidents of storms and heatwaves, desertification, rising sea levels, and diminished snowfall in alpine skiing areas.
Investing in proven climate solutions
We recognise the high potential for tourism operators to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy consumption. We also recognise the benefits of offsetting carbon emissions by purchasing certified carbon credits or supporting projects that involve reforestation, the development renewable energy and energy efficiency, and environmental education.
Through our partnership with South Pole Group, you will have access to tailored emission-reduction services as well as 500+ carbon and community projects that have, to date, avoided 80+ million tonnes of CO2e. South Pole Group has a proven track record of helping organisations achieve commercial value through sustainability initiatives, having worked with the likes of Ben & Jerry’s, PwC, Philips Lighting and many more.
Substantiating sustainability leadership and storytelling
We've undertaken extensive research over the past decade on the leadership role that the tourism industry can play in reducing emissions and, among others, in water conservation and water management. This newly formed partnership offers opportunities for EarthCheck members to engage in helping to achieve tangible goals such as ensuring safe water for 1.5 million people in Uganda, delivering 165,000 clean cookstoves to communities in China, and protecting 45,000 hectares of biodiverse forests in Guatemala.
EarthCheck members can also take their ambition a step further with tailormade offsetting services made available by the partnership. South Pole Group additionally brings to the table an experienced marketing team that will provide marketing and communications support to EarthCheck members who wish to leverage their sustainability credentials but do not have the resources to develop their own content.