Accreditation of any sort helps to promote internationally recognized quality standards, assists hospitality providers in the development, enhancement and improvement of their programs and quality management systems and helps them to achieve a competitive advantage. Being verified by an accredited verification body means that your tourism product or service complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.
Eco-Tourism Bali introduces Badge systems, as a statement of your level of understanding the concepts and implementing the practices of Sustainability in every aspect of your services, operations, and sourcing. If you are in hotel or accommodation business, this is your opportunity to raise the bar and comply with global standards of sustainable hospitality services.
At the initial launch, Sustainable Tourism Verification will be available for hotels/accommodation businesses. For the next stage, the coverage will be expanded to reach larger segment in the industry, primarily Restaurants businesses.
The Eco Tourism Bali’s Sustainable Verification platform is developed in partnership with Kopernik’s R&D Sustainable Lab. After reviewing several options, the partners selected the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) as the point of reference for hotels due to its distinguished reputation and comprehensiveness.
The ETB Sustainability Verification components can be summarized below:
Component A. Resource Conservation
This comprises of policies of purchasing of consumable and disposable goods that favors environmentally sustainable suppliers and products. The component also includes management of energy and water resources to minimize overall consumption.
Component B. Pollution Reduction
This comprises of policies, practices and actions to control greenhouse gas emissions, regulate and measure waste disposal and pollution from all sources.
Component C. Conservation of Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Landscapes
This comprises of policies, practices and actions to protect natural areas of high biodiversity from any potential impacts generated by operations.
Component D. Social Benefits for Local Community
This comprises of policies, practices and actions to provide quality education, decent work and economic growth, and sustainable cities and communities.