Partners

Corporate Partners

The Corporate Partners’ program has been set up to develop beneficial relationships between companies operating in or supplying services to the travel and tourism industry in order to achieve corporate and environmental benefits. Corporate Partners must be able to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and that the overall objectives of their business and Green Globe’s are in alignment.

The IKARI Environmental Group is a Green Globe Corporate Partner
The IKARI Environmental Group was founded in 1933 and specialises in every field of environmental hygiene and sanitation. It is an advocate of “Clean Life” with clean water and air, beautiful nature, sanitary food, comfortable living space and harmony with the environment in order for all people to live healthy and happy lives.

The IKARI group mission statement is “Creation of a clean earth and beautiful cities”. Through the relationship between Green Globe Asia Pacific and IKARI Environmental Group, the Green Globe Japan Office has been established.

Alliance Partners

Green Globe Asia Pacific (GGAP) has established formal alliances with a number of key organisations in the travel and tourism sector.

Pacific Asia Travel Association

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and GGAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in a mutually beneficial way to promote Green Globe travel and tourism initiatives. The former PATA Green Leaf program was merged into the Green Globe program in 2000.

For details about PATA, visit the web site at www.pata.org

Bali Greenery

Bali Greenery and GGAP signed a relationship agreement to collaborate in joint projects relating to sustainable travel and tourism in Bali.

For details about Bali Greenery, write to

China’s State Environmental Protection Administration

China’s State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre signed an agreement in October 2002 to facilitate sustainable travel and tourism outcomes in China through the Green Globe process. This was followed by an agreement with Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, the executive organisation of SEPA, which defines the collaborative mechanisms, objectives and actions required to implement the principal Agreement.

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and Green Globe Asia Pacific signed an agreement on 18 October 2003 that will facilitate the roll out of the Green Globe program in the Caribbean.

For details about CAST, visit the web site at www.cha-cast.com

Earthcheck

The Earthcheck Organisation has developed the unique earthcheck™ system of indicators that allow a wide range of industries to systematically Benchmark their performance.

Earthcheck has developed a range of sector specific Benchmarking Indicators for the Green Globe program. They provide independent Benchmarking assessments and reports for Green Globe participants.

For details about Earthcheck, visit the web site at www.earthcheck.org

Allies

Green Globe Asia Pacific has established an Allies program. The Allies program provides the opportunity for a non-financial alliance based on mutual recognition and support for each other’s activities. Allies are typically non-government organisations (NGOs) that share similar objectives in relation to achieving a more sustainable future.


The Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

The Rainforest Alliance has been coordinating the development of a proposed sustainable tourism accreditation mechanism for certification programs, the Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council www.stscouncil.org and Green Globe have actively participated in this initiative from its inception.

Green Globe has also been an active member of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas www.certificationnetwork.org, for which the Rainforest Alliance is Secretariat, by way of an agreement with the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) .

For details about the Rainforest Alliance, visit the web site at www.rainforest-alliance.org


Conservation Volunteers Australia

The Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is Australia's leading non government, not for profit practical conservation organisation. CVA offers a range of volunteer opportunities in Australia and overseas. Each year in Australia alone CVA completes over 2,500 practical conservation projects, involves 5,000 volunteers, achieves 100,000 volunteer days and plants over one million trees. CVA is a member of The World Conservation Organisation (IUCN), and was the founding member of the Conservation Volunteer Alliance which aims to build worldwide partnerships, professionalism and alliances in conservation volunteering. CVA is also a Registered Training Organisation offering a range of accredited training programs. CVA has been involved in the Green Globe program since 2002 and has successfully Benchmarked its operations.

For details about CV), visit the web site at www.conservationvolunteers.com.au


Aboriginal Tourism Australia

Green Globe Asia Pacific has an MOU with Aboriginal Tourism Australia (ATA) to work cooperatively on a range of issues.

ATA is an industry organisation formed by Indigenous tourism operators and is the primary national organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism within Australia. The organisation provides leadership and a focus for the development of Indigenous tourism, consistent with Indigenous economic, cultural and environmental values. ATA provides assistance to the Indigenous community through programs which aim to lift capability across the sector to ensure it is in the best position to capitalise on increasing demand through the provision of high quality product and services that are authentic and culturally and environmentally sensitive.

ATA operates the Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Program, a national certification program for tourism businesses operating in the Indigenous tourism industry. The ROC Program is a tool to address cultural and environmental issues and to protect the land where tourism is taking place. The ROC Program is available to both Indigenous and non Indigenous operators who have Indigenous content including seeking informed consent of Traditional Owners/Custodians in the use of land or simply acknowledging the traditional owners of ‘country’.

For details about ATA, visit the web site at www.aboriginaltourism.com.au

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