What is EarthCheck Certification?
The EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations program assures travellers that certified destinations are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provide high-quality sustainable tourism experiences within the region.
The certification is for precincts or destinations with a clearly defined boundary. It requires one organisation, like the local council or local tourism organisation, to be responsible for the management of the certification, however it assesses the entire tourism destination management practices community wide.
The program addresses key global environmental, cultural, social and economic (ECSE) concerns and deals with environmental regeneration and environmental improvement as well as the conservation of existing natural heritage assets. Economic concerns addressed in the program include employment conditions, support of local economy, use of fair-trade goods and services, and recognition of the seasonality of tourism revenue – all contributing to the alleviation of poverty in the destination.
Benefits of EarthCheck Certification
Who can be certified EarthCheck Certification?
EarthCheck Certifications are available for more than 30 tourism sectors, including hotels, airports, convention centers, airlines, theme parks, golf fields and destinations.
Document required for EarthCheck Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of EarthCheck Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain a certificate of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below: