EC3 Global, an international environmental management and advisory group, and winner of the WWF Sustainable Small Business award, announced its participation at ITB Berlin next week.
Through its suite of EarthCheck branded solutions, the company has been able to assist its client’s decipher the maze of sustainability jargon and drive credible and measureable improvements.
EarthCheck is now used by tourism operators in over 70 countries worldwide and has become the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification program dedicated to meeting the sustainability principles of Agenda 21, the first global call to action to protect and safeguard our environment.
EC3 Global CEO Stewart Moore said if the environmental footprint made by the world tourism industry was compared to the footprint of a country then tourism would be the fifth biggest polluter worldwide.
“Tourism provides about 9 percent of the world’s income and employs more than 10 percent of the world’s workforce. CO2 emissions generated directly from the tourism sector account for approximately 5 per cent of global carbon emissions which is greater than the emissions generated by some countries,” said Mr Moore.
“For the past 25 years, we have worked with both enterprises and communities in Australia and across the world to help them to address the twin challenges of climate change and reducing their environmental footprint. We are amazed every day by the innovative solutions our clients are achieving.”
EarthCheck partners attending ITB this year include ITB’s Partner Country, Mexico and leading hotel groups such as Design Hotels™, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Meliá International and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.