Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CEO
EventCheck is an easy to understand approach to enhance and measure your sustainability (or carbon footprint for the more advanced) before, during, and after the event. By using the EventCheck Toolkit you are taking the first steps to assess your current practices, prepare an action plan, and work with key stakeholders to deliver more sustainably, whilst reducing your carbon footprint and generating a positive social impact.
The EventCheck process begins with the development of a simple policy to guide the strategic approach to your sustainable events journey. The toolkit provides you with easy to edit templates to help. The next step includes using templates for data collection, carbon footprinting, a risk management matrix, and action planning. The process supports event organisers/hosts to implement monitoring, measuring, and managing of social and environmental impacts. By using the EventCheck Toolkit you will minimise your negative impact and enhance the positive contribution your event makes to your community.
The extent of the process and detail of documentation is subject to the complexity of the individual event scope, including the level of environmental and/or social risk. We help you develop a roadmap tailored to your organisation’s event and meeting needs; from basic measurement through to full decarbonisation and formal reporting. EventCheck is aligned to the International Standard ISO 20121:2012 “Event Sustainability Management System” and “A Net Zero Roadmap for the Events Industry”, both of these map to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With growing demand from businesses and consumers for credible sustainability metrics, consideration of the sustainability and carbon footprint of your event can be a competitive advantage.
Using EventCheck by EarthCheck can help you meet the increasing expectations of clients and attendees, foster positive local environmental and community outcomes, reduce resource use, costs and the associated carbon footprint, and improve operational efficiency.
Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CEO
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.
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.
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