EarthCheck Auditor
Training

"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 Auditor Training gives you the skills to audit destinations against the EarthCheck Company Standard. As an auditor, you'll ensure EarthCheck maintains its reputation for running the world's most respected tourism certification programs.

About this course

When you become an EarthCheck Auditor, you will play a key role in helping businesses, communities and governments deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations.

EarthCheck Auditors audit against the EarthCheck Company Standard to audits they conduct, and must have both a deep understanding of the Standard, and how EarthCheck conducts audits.

This course is delivered in two parts:

  • Auditor training and exam (online or in-person)
  • Witnessed audit and a report review

Auditor training outline

The auditor training consists of three parts, with course materials, activities, case studies, support tools and templates all provided.

  • Overview of EarthCheck
  • EDAP course summary and exam format
  • Roles and responsibilities during the certification process mandatory and additional requirements for certification
    assessment.
  • Differentiation of certification standards/ratings.
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Solid waste
  • Land use
  • Planning and biodiversity
  • Sustainable materials and resource conservation
  • Indoor environmental health and pollution control
  • Transport
  • Social, cultural and
    economic well-being
  • Innovation
  • Overview of EarthCheck
  • EDAP course summary and exam format

Once complete, you will conduct a witnessed on-site audit and produce a report as the practical part of your training. The report will be reviewed and feedback provided.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the application of the EarthCheck science and technology
  • Understand the application of the Company Standard to different operations
  • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of a long-term Sustainable Approach
  • Verify EarthCheck audit-related documentation, including Benchmarking Data
  • Understand EarthCheck audit reporting requirements, including audit findings
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s approach and/or EMS

Who should do this course?

Auditors with ISO9001, ISO14001 or equivalent experience. You’ll add to your skillset and become a part of one of the most sought after sustainability certification programs in the world.

Get the skills to become an EarthCheck Auditor.
Talk to the EarthCheck team today.

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Melinda Watt
Zoe Yarwood

WHO’S USED THIS SERVICE

YOUR EARTHCHECK TEAM

Melinda Watt
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

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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.