Gabriel Escarrer Jaume
Vice-Chairman and CEO, Meliá Hotels International
EarthCheck provides a wide range of face-to-face and online practical training courses that cover all aspects of destination management, sustainable design and operational performance and planning.
The courses provide busy operators, staff and managers with opportunities to update their skills to meet the needs of the new carbon economy and the wider challenges of climate change.
EarthCheck’s team of sustainability experts can deliver tailored business training to meet the needs of each organisation.
Designed for those who have embarked on their EarthCheck Certification, this course can be delivered online or in-person. By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of the EarthCheck program, your organisational requirements and the next steps for benchmarking or certification.
Risk and resilience
In our changing climate, it’s not if the next disaster will happen, it’s when. Our tailored risk and resilience training helps you understand and assess the risks your business faces and what you can do to better weather the storm. We know that for every dollar spent on disaster preparation, $8 is saved in recovery efforts. This course is all about helping businesses understand and prepare for any eventuality.
Learn about net-zero pathways and how your business can move to a low carbon way of doing business.
Economic, social and governance reporting is now widely sought after. Through this training you will explore how your EarthCheck credentials support you in delivering a comprehensive ESG report.
Looking to build knowledge on a specific topic not listed here? Talk to our team about how we can develop a course that meets your needs.
EarthCheck has partnered with Typsy, one of the world’s leading online training providers, to develop and deliver micro-credential courses on sustainability and responsible business practices.
The courses have been designed with the advice and guidance from EarthCheck clients across the world and are created to be:
Personalised: You can create your own learning journey based on your interests and career goals, gaps in your skills, and your organisation’s specific needs.
Flexible: You can study when convenient for you, alone or with your peers.
Competency-based: EarthCheck micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated understanding of the subject matter.
Micro-credentials break learning into manageable pieces. It involves a series of sessions that take 45-90 minutes each, delivered over time. This places ambitious projects within reach.
EarthCheck’s micro-credentials include:
Sustainability like you’ve never seen it before. An introduction to what sustainability means for you at home and for your role within the tourism and hospitality industry. Suitable for employees at all levels, this course provides an introduction to core sustainability concepts and why they should matter. It dispels myths and showcases exciting innovations shaping the future of a sustainable industry.
Designed for operational managers and owner-operators, this course introduces the processes required to embed sustainable practices across your organisation. From developing a sustainability policy right through to measuring and benchmarking your carbon footprint, this course shares practical tips on how to put sustainable practice into action.
Sustainability and Your Experience Delivery
A visitor’s journey doesn’t start when they arrive on your doorstep, it starts the moment they begin dreaming of a holiday. This course explores how to embed sustainable storytelling across the five phases of the visitor journey – dreaming, planning, booking, experiencing and sharing – to ensure you’re meeting (and exceeding) the expectations of your visitors.
The course unlocks the secrets of successful sustainable storytelling, unpacks how to highlight your sustainable practices across the five phases of the visitor journey and how to deliver authenticity in your sustainable experiences.
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume
Vice-Chairman and CEO, Meliá Hotels International
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.
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.