ESG Gap Assessment

Whatever your sustainability ambition, and wherever you are on your sustainability journey, we can evaluate your organisation and its processes to identify and prioritise opportunities for your business to be more sustainable.

How we can help

Our experienced team can: 


  • Review policies, frameworks (executive and risk management), processes (operational and data gathering/management), targets and disclosures (online and investor) to evaluate suitability
  • Compare with key compliance frameworks and industry best practice to align processes and identify opportunities
  • Prioritise implementation, establish timeframes, and identify support needs, including green finance opportunities, based on organisational ambition

The process

A holistic performance and practices assessment founded on our expert knowledge of benchmarking, certifying and auditing sustainable travel and tourism, along with industry best practice, will help identify and prioritise opportunities for ESG and sustainability improvement in your business. 

We work with your team to collate and review existing documentation and processes, taking an outside-in approach that incorporates industry-specific ESG emerging threats and opportunities, objectively identifies strengths and weaknesses and prioritises action.

Why this is good for business and good for the planet

  • Objectively identify strengths and weaknesses to prioritise and optimise resources and sustainability efforts.
  • Understand and stay abreast of competitors, the industry, and customers’ ESG stewardship needs through expert insight.
  • Align practices with regulatory and societal needs and expectations, driving long term-sustainability.
  • Support positive impact for people and the planet.

Get in touch with the EarthCheck team today.


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Dr. Steve Newman
Melinda Watt
Stewart Moore
Stewart Moore

"We’re pleased to be working with EarthCheck to ensure we’re incorporating the best ideas, the most effective framework and a high degree of accountability as we work to provide our guests with truly regenerative travel experiences."

Ken Cruse

Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CEO



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Dr. Steve Newman
Melinda Watt
Stewart Moore
Stewart Moore
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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.