ESG and
Decarbonisation

"Our deeper partnership with EarthCheck fits well with our growth strategy and ensures Meliá is fully prepared to face the future as market leaders.”

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume

Vice-Chairman and CEO, Meliá Hotels International

EarthCheck's experts can help your business navigate and report on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors that affect your business.

About EarthCheck’s ESG and Decarbonisation consulting

Once seen as optional for a company’s published values, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are now considered material to the bottom line. 

EarthCheck’s experts can help your destination or organisation: 

  • Align your ESG program to global standards
  • Benchmark your company against global destinations and tourism businesses,
  • Communicate your ESG commitments, goals and performance to stakeholders and investors, helping you maximise the benefits and value to your organisation


ESG has grown from a niche focus of investors to rapidly become a required disclosure for publicly traded companies around the world. 

EarthCheck has the expertise to guide your organisation through the process of identifying, measuring, managing and reporting the ESG factors of your company, aligning to the standards with which your business needs to comply.

The process

EarthCheck can help you identify which ESG factors are material to your company and its shareholders. We’ll use a risk assessment to determine which ESG factors impact revenues, the environment and external stakeholders.

The results are organised by the corresponding pillars of ESG: Governance, Planet, People and Prosperity. 

EarthCheck will provide training to build capacity within your organisation to understand, measure and manage these ESG factors.

It is critical to have top-down support for a significant approach change as well as buy-in from staff at every level to implement the day-to-day management.

EarthCheck will produce the appropriate reporting documentation to communicate your organisation’s ESG commitment. And we provide third-party verification of your current state, and with an eye to the future, can help set aggressive and achievable targets for improvement.  

Why this is good for business and the planet

ESG has grown from a niche focus of investors into becoming a required disclosure for publicly traded companies around the world.

ESG measures are a response to markets and regulators shifting to account for environmental risks, social pressures and well-organised governance structures.

The impacts of climate change bring physical and transitional risks. Social awareness of diversity, equality and inclusivity apply higher standards across supply chains. Good governance requires transparency of legal compliance, executive pay, leadership accountability and stakeholder rights. 

Ensure your company's ESG factors are aligned, benchmarked and reported. Talk to EarthCheck's experts today.

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Stewart Moore
Stewart Moore
Melinda Watt
Joshua Nielsen
Zoe Yarwood

"Our deeper partnership with EarthCheck fits well with our growth strategy and ensures Meliá is fully prepared to face the future as market leaders.”

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume

Vice-Chairman and CEO, Meliá Hotels International

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Stewart Moore
Stewart Moore
Melinda Watt
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.