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“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

EventCheck is a sustainability framework for event organisers and businesses. It ensures their events match the expectations of consumers, who crave and demand sustainable event practices.

About EventCheck

Consumers flock to events that put sustainability at their core.

EventCheck provides a practical framework for event organisers to measure and minimise environmental, social and economic impact, and to deliver more responsible meetings and events.

When you commit to EventCheck, you are taking the first steps to assess your practices and prepare an action plan that delivers a more responsible and sustainable event.

The Process

EventCheck is a toolkit for both small and large events, and is aligned to the International Standard ISO 20121:2012 “Event Sustainability Management System”.

It ensures you implement a sustainable event at every stage: planning, pre-event, during the event and post event.

It provides customisable tools and templates to help you create:

  • An event sustainability policy
  • Action plan
  • A legislation register to identify compliance obligations
  • Impact assessment
  • Operational procedures
  • Benchmarking methodology to help you measure and monitor data
  • Performance evaluation
  • Communication action plan

 

Why this is good for business

The meetings, incentives, conference, and exhibition (MICE) sector is worth billions. But with big economic benefits comes pressure on the environment and communities.

But venues are finding that initiating sustainable practices is as good for the bottom line as it is for the planet.

Sustainable, responsible events deliver business benefits such as:

  • Cost savings in energy, water and supplies
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Measurable, manageable data and insights
  • Attracting high-quality employees
  • Attracting more new business
  • Building greater customer loyalty (planners are searching for venues that have certifications or sustainable programs)
  • Improved risk management and safety

Why this is good for the planet

Consumers consider the impact their purchases have on the planet, and choose accordingly.

EventCheck helps the planet by:

  • Reducing venues’ and events’ carbon footprints
  • Creating a better work environment
  • Improving air and water quality
  • Better employee health and well-being
  • Improved image in the local community
  • Becoming a positive contributor to the sustainability of the planet

Make your event sustainable with EventCheck. Talk to the EarthCheck team today.

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Joshua Nielsen
Zoe Yarwood

“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

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Joshua Nielsen
Zoe Yarwood
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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.