EarthCheck picked up by hotel giants

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L A handful of hotel giants have adopted EarthCheck, a benchmark and certification for sustainability in the travel and tourism industry.The EarthCheck Program was jointly developed by the Australian Government funded Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) and Brisbane-based company EC3 Global.It helps companies address climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management. EC3 Global said InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), Carlson Asia Pacific, Sandals Resorts International, Langham, Banyan Tree, Alila, Six Senses and Dusit had recently decided to use the program.“With legislative changes and increasing reporting requirements, it’s all a matter of risk,” said IHG corporate responsibility director Australia Frank Hubbard.“From our perspective, we see EC3 Global’s products and services as scientifically validated and useful solutions. The ongoing investment in the EC3 Global business, and the fact that it is trusted by the biggest in the trade, makes it a provider and partner we prefer to bet on.” EC3 Global said it now hopes other will follow in these green footsteps and use EarthCheck to streamline, maximize efficiencies and use science to make a direct (positive) impact on the environment. last_img read more