Together with EarthCheck, another leading internationally recognised sustainability label, we want to permanently change the tourism industry and steer it towards sustainability.
This demanding task can only be achieved in cooperation with many players working in an equally professional manner. That’s why cooperation is more important than competition, in order to enable business operations to serve the common good. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with EarthCheck. The collaboration starts with a focus on the hotel industry, MICE, and tours/excursions. We will mutually train and employ consultants, coaches and auditors. During the cooperation in coming months, we want to use synergies for the international market and recognise each others labels.
What exactly does EarthCheck do?
EarthCheck is a leading company in science-based benchmarking, certification and consultancy in tourism. Since 1987, the organisation has been helping and supporting various companies, communities and governments to successfully implement clean, safe, healthy and sustainable tourism. In more than 70 countries and in six languages, EarthCheck helped customers save business costs amounting to almost 500 million euros.
The EarthCheck programme is based on the principles of Agenda 21 and the ISO norms. The software and systems they produced and got patented have set a standard for sustainability reporting in the travel and tourism industry. The entire certification programme corresponds to the requirements of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council which supervises the labels.
„We very much appreciate this partnership. EarthCheck already recognised long ago that we as companies need to keep evolving (…) By cooperating with leading companies like TourCert, we can reach a new group of customers. Above all, we have trustworthy partners in the market to support their needs at business and destination level“.
Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck
Apart from the certification, together with EarthCheck we advise and accompany businesses and organisations in the process of introducing Corporate Social Responsibility and consistently sustainable business operations – in a customised and tailor-made manner. In seminars and online trainings as well as in our own academies, we share expert knowledge in CSR and sustainable tourism and increasingly reach the entire tourism value chain.
“Against the backdrop of our national and international projects, we very much welcome the planned cooperation with our colleagues at EarthCheck and are keen on the intensive exchange of experiences and synergy effects“.
Marco Giraldo, CEO of TourCert gGmbH