Caring for the environment is fundamental to our business which is why we were delighted to receive a Gold award in our recent Green Check assessment. The Green Tourism Award accreditation reassures us that we are heading in the right direction. This was the first time we had been through the process and found it to be really insightful.
The Green Check scheme assesses members against a rigorous set of criteria using an online system under the three pillars of People, Places and Planet. Working at your own pace the dashboard gives you instant results, highlighting the areas you need to work on and those where you are already performing well.
The uploaded evidence is then checked by an assessor and a final Green Tourism Award grading given. We were delighted with our overall score of 83% but there is always room for improvement so we are now focusing on the feedback received by looking at measuring the biodiversity of our site and water recovery.
Green Tourism recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. It’s a great process and I would recommend anyone thinking about it to give it a go.