The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), has achieved Silver-level Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry.
This important milestone follows PATA’s previous achievement of Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification in 2015. The benchmarking data addressed a wide range of issues, including water, waste, and energy use, risk management, community contributions and the use of paper, chemicals, and cleaning products. EarthCheck’s three-tiered rating of Bronze, Silver, and Gold status is built on the belief that effective scientific benchmarking puts rigour and transparency into business processes, benefitting all stakeholders in the long term.
PATA CEO Mario Hardy said, “Our team has worked tirelessly and has taken great measures to achieve Silver recognition. I am proud of our staff for committing to sustainability initiatives in our office and look forward to even more continued improvements by striving to minimise our use of water, energy, and paper, and by also reducing our waste. We wish to show our members and partners what environmental leadership is about, and encourage them to follow suit.”
Mr Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, said that the Pacific Asia Travel Association is now recognised both in the community and business tourism industry as a sustainability leader.