Announcement posted by EarthCheck 10 Sep 2021
BRISBANE, QLD, AUSTRALIA – Friday, 10 September 2021
EarthCheck the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism has extended its global network of partners by welcoming, Belmond, the LVMH owned luxury hospitality and leisure collection into the EarthCheck Certified program. EarthCheck works in over 70 countries across the globe with some of the world’s leading hospitality and hotel brands and destinations. The holistic program allows a client to apply sustainability and circularity principles to the design, construction, operation and refurbishment of assets which sit across the tourism and travel supply chain.
EarthCheck provides Belmond with credible and evidence-based science. In a luxury world all about experiences, they now have access to scientific data to support their business planning and decisions, guaranteeing they meet the needs of the new carbon economy.
There is now a heightened awareness of climate change following 18 months of global reflection and the release of the recent IPCC report which has called for urgent action by both industry and policy makers. EarthCheck provides easy to use tools and reporting templates that help operators to understand and plan for risk management, decarbonisation, and net-zero road maps.
EarthCheck’s CEO and founder, Stewart Moore, says of the partnership with Belmond, “I am delighted to welcome a brand leader such as Belmond to the EarthCheck family. This offers a unique opportunity to work together to help deliver responsible and authentic travel products and experiences. Travel can be a force for good and Belmond are positioning themselves to lead the way, ensuring that sustainability is core to their future.”
After a global pause for the industry, Stewart says “it is also heartening to see a return to a focus on the sustainable design, construction and operation of tourism infrastructure”, he refers to the investment and commitment that Belmond have made, not only to the EarthCheck Certification of their current portfolio, but to their pragmatic and innovative approach to their ongoing sustainable design and renovation of their hotels, resorts, vessels and trains.