EarthCheck Evaluate

“EarthCheck Evaluate shows the Venue 114 team is committed to operating a sustainable venue, something many artists and patrons now expect.”

Councillor Peter Cox

Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council

“Council’s vision is to be Australia’s most sustainable region and the actions that earned this verification are certainly another step towards that.”

Councillor Peter Cox

Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council,

EarthCheck’s entry-level program helps businesses align with the sustainability expectations of their guests, suppliers and destinations.

About EarthCheck Evaluate

EarthCheck Evaluate is a simple, practical program for SMEs starting their sustainability journey.

As an entry-level program, EarthCheck Evaluate is a self-guided assessment of an operator’s economic, social and environmental impact. The program is the product of 15 years of market research through our flagship certification, EarthCheck Certified, which has helped our members realise more than $500 million in savings.

Participating organisations are awarded an EarthCheck Earth Rating out of 5 to recognise their achievement level.

The process

1. Commitment and policy

Complete the self-guided assessment to help you address:

  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Policy
  • Benchmarking and Performance
  • Governance
  • Sustainability and Energy Approach
  • Communication


2. Data submission and diagnostic

Upload your consumption data to our portal, including:

  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Chemicals
  • Community and employee impact
  • Paper use
  • Waste
  • You can also add your own custom indicators

This diagnostic will give you access to real-time information, help you make decisions about critical issues, and take action.

3. Verification

Once the diagnostic is complete, simply submit your data for verification.

4. Achieve

If verification is successful, EarthCheck will rate your business and provide the relevant EarthCheck Evaluate logo.

5. Outcomes, and re-submission if desired

You now have the diagnostics to make decisions and further your business’s sustainability policies.

You can also resubmit your evaluation during the year to upgrade your EarthCheck Evaluate Earth Rating.

You are now in the perfect position to become EarthCheck Certified – the certification program embraced by the world’s most recognised tourism and travel brands.

Why this is good for your business

When you complete the EarthCheck Evaluate program, your business will operate in a more sustainable and efficient way.

You will be able to:

  • Understand and take action on your business’s environmental, economic and social impact
  • Align with global standards
  • Have a market advantage over your competitors
Why this is good for the planet

EarthCheck Evaluate helps organisations meet and exceed the expectations of sustainability-conscious travellers.

You’ll run a more efficient and sustainable business, reduce your impact on the environment, and get recognition for your sustainability credentials.

Ready to talk about EarthCheck Evaluate? Get in touch with the EarthCheck team today.

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Romina Trossero
Jennifer Peiron Alonso
Sajita More
Sarah Kurze
Bingni Wu
Rosanna Sanfeliu Giaimo

“EarthCheck Evaluate shows the Venue 114 team is committed to operating a sustainable venue, something many artists and patrons now expect.”

Councillor Peter Cox

Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council, Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Romina Trossero
Jennifer Peiron Alonso
Sajita More
Sarah Kurze
Bingni Wu
Rosanna Sanfeliu Giaimo

“Council’s vision is to be Australia’s most sustainable region and the actions that earned this verification are certainly another step towards that.”

Councillor Peter Cox

Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council, Division 3 and Environment and Liveability Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council

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Acknowledgement
of Country

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.