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Standard/ Excerpt of standard available onlinexX
StandardSustainability management PlanxxXxxxx
Legal compliancexXxXx
Employee TrainingxXxx
Customer SatisfactionxX
Accuracy of PRxXx
Design & Constructionxx
Sustainable DesignxXx
Interpretationxx
Communication StrategyxX
Health & SafetyxxX
Social EconomicxxXx
Community DevelopmentxxX
Local EmploymentxxXx
Fair TradexX
* Supporting local businessesxX
* higher percentage of the price paid is transferred directly to the provider of the goods and services (tourism multiplier)x
* reduced ecological footprintx
* fair prices and wagesxX
* Lower costs du to fewer middlemenx
* Enhance visitor experiencex
Support local entrepreneursx
Respect local communitiesxXx
Exploitation policyx
Equitable hiringxXX
Employee protectionx
Basic services - business activities do not jeopardise provision of basic services and utilities to local communitiesxXX
Cultural HeritagexxX
Code of Behaviourxx
Historical Artefactsx
Protection of sitesx
Incorporation of CulturexxX
EnvironmentalxXxxx
Conserving resourcesx
Purchasing policyx
Consumable goodsx
Energy consumptionxxXx
Water consumptionxxXxx
Reducing pollutionxx
Greenhouse gas emissionsxxxxx
Wastewater managementxxXxx
Waste management planxxXxx
Planning & ReducingxXx
ReusexXx
RecyclexXx
Harmful substancesxxxX
Other pollutantsx
Conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapesxx
Wildlife speciesxX
Wildlife in captivityx
Landscapingx
Biodiversity conservationxx
Interactions with wildlifexX
Based onIndividually designed criteriaxxXxxx
Global Sustainable Tourism CriteriaxxXx
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Criteria (STC)xx
Baseline Criteriaxx
Agenda 21xx
ISO 14001xx
VISITx
EM Standard
EU Ecolabel
Standard provided toHotels & ResortsxxXxxxx
Attractionxxx
Business (Whole Sale/ Retail)xxx
Congress Center, Meeting Venuesxxx
Cruise Ships (River & Ocean)xXx
Golf Coursesxx
Meeting & Eventsxxx
Organizationxx
Restaurantxxx
Spa, Health Centerxx
Transportation (Mass Transportation, Bus Company, Limousine Service, Car Rental)xx
Travel Industry (Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Meeting & Incentive Industry)xxx
Tour OperatorsxxXxx
DestinationsxxXxx
Small Accomodationsxxx
Industryxxx
Supply Chainxxxx
AirportxxXx
Educational InstitutesxxXxx
Administrationxxx
Communitiesxxx
Youth Hostelsxx
Nature Parksxx
Institutesxxx
Travel Agent Associationsxx
Enterprisesxxx
Campsitesxxxx
Interest groupsxxx
AuditThird-party independent auditxxxx (optional)
Onsite auditxXx (optional)
Self-assessmentxxx (optional)
Compliance Agreementx (optional)
Membership Feeset ratesxxnot mentioned on webpagex
by roomsxX
by employeesxX
by regionx
by guestx
By company recognized benefits of becoming sustainableReduce operational costsxxXxxxx
Utility savings through application / implementation of standardxXxx
Competitive advantage / distinguish business against other non-sustainability compliant businessesxXxx
quality staff choose sustainable businesses deliberatelyxxx
Contributing to sustainabilityxx
Environmental leadershipxxX
Understanding your potential risk exposurexxx
Avoid accusation of green washxx
Helps business identify weaknesses & opportunitiesxx
Assurance of genuine claims of sustainabilityxx
Greenhouse gas emissionsxxX
Energy efficiencyxxXxx
conservation managementxx
noise controlxxX
waste water managementxxXx
storage of environmental hamful substancesxxX
Visitor satisfactionxxx
Membership networkNetwork to connect to other membersxxxx
Information and Resource basis for sustainability training/ member trainingxxx
Connecting to auditors and sustainability consultantsxxx
Social MediaFacebookxxxxXx
TwitterxxXXx
Trip Advisorx
YotubexxXxx
Linked-Inx
Google Earthx
Appx
Websites/ Presence on the InternetCompany website listingxxXxxX
Booking website listing (such as www.greenglobe.travel)x
Blogxx
Newsletterxxx
Press releasesxxxxx
Case Studiesxxxx
Videosxxx