Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

EarthCheck and Griffith University partner on sustainable tourism

EarthCheck and Griffith University partner on sustainable tourism
June 14, 2016

EarthCheck, the world’s leading certification and business advisory group for sustainable tourism has entered into a strategic partnership with the Griffith University Institute for Tourism (GIFT).

The agreement will allow both parties to collaborate on research and development projects in the field of sustainable tourism and environmental management.

EarthCheck Chief Executive and founder Stewart Moore said the opportunity to partner with GIFT, one of the world’s leading research groups in tourism, would facilitate high-level research and practical solutions for the biggest challenges facing the global tourism industry.

Moore explained “EarthCheck is recognised internationally for the rigorous scientific approach which underpins our global certification and benchmarking programs, and the research we develop through this partnership with GIFT will ensure our products and our science continue to meet and exceed the needs of the tourism industry.”

Through its global strategic partnerships, GIFT’s structure and research programs are designed to ensure high industry and policy relevance. Following the triple bottom line concept, the key areas of impact of research undertaken at GIFT reflect economic, social and environmental dimensions.

GIFT Director Professor Susanne Becken said the partnership would allow access to real data collected from EarthCheck’s 1400+ members, who currently operate in more than 70 countries.

Professor Becken stated “EarthCheck hold the world’s most comprehensive database with environmental metrics collected from their international client network over more than 15 years of operation. This will give our students real world experience in the most advanced measurement tools, and practical operational insights.”

During 2016, GIFT and EarthCheck will focus on three core research and consulting projects:

1. Research into the relationship between water and energy use at major hotel groups

2. Developing the tourism workforce of the future through labour and skills development, certification and mobility in the APEC region

3. Development of a global sustainable travel and tourism indicator set.

Professor Becken also presented the latest findings on global greenhouse gas emissions and corporate social responsibility at the recent Inner Circle 2016 forum in April 2016, an annual think-tank hosted by EarthCheck for its members.

EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry. Its flagship product, EarthCheck Certification, has helped clients in more than 70 countries realise over $500 million in operational savings while reducing their footprint on the environment. EarthCheck certification complies with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 14064 range of standards for greenhouse gas accounting.

For more information on EarthCheck go to www.earthcheck.org 

For more information on GIFT visit www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/griffith-institute-tourism

Image: In 2014 the environmental practices of the New Zealand's Kaikoura Community were recognised by EarthCheck; and awarded Kaikoura Platinum Certification for Environmental Performance. 

5th April 2016 - WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS 2016 AT WTM LONDON KICK OFF 20TH YEAR OF ETHICAL TOURISM

14th January 2016 - DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE GAINS EARTHCHECK RECOGNITION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

28th March 2014 - GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY TOURISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE LAUNCHED

21st March 2014 - EARTHCHECK EVENT TO ADDRESS TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY

4th September 2013 - TOURISM MUST PAY ITS DUES TO THE ENVIRONMENT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

HQH FITNESS

HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

HYPOXI Australia Pty Ltd

HYPOXI®  is one of Europe’s most successful health and weight loss studio concepts.  It’s the first weight loss technology to incorporate exercise with advanced vacuum and…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business