The world is scrutinising with increasing urgency the way the industry monitors and reports on its sustainability performance. Credible measurement and reporting are essential in order to be accountable and demonstrate year-on-year improvement.

EarthCheck Certified is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry. It is the culmination of a journey that began in 1987 and continues to this day. Using a science based approach, we help travel and tourism organisations increase efficiencies, maximise guest experience and minimise their environmental footprint. With changing regulatory environments, rapidly evolving markets and complex risk implications, organisations require specialised tools and expertise. EarthCheck Certified helps you navigate the path forward with certainty and peace of mind.


Our resources lead the way in defining standards. Our technical expertise and understanding of scientific principles positions EarthCheck at the forefront of certification and enables us to provide the most knowledgeable advice to the markets we serve. We can help your team to identify, prepare for and mitigate against events that may expose your business to critical risk. Why? Because EarthCheck has benefited from some $260 million worth of scientific research.


In rapidly changing markets, you need a partner who can provide a framework for streamlining efficiencies. From operational performance and compliance, to community engagement, structural design and precinct planning, we have a reputation for implementing comprehensive, market-tested solutions that positively impact the triple bottom line.


There is no substitute for a background forged in science and innovation. The idea behind EarthCheck Certified was conceived in 1992, that’s when 182 Heads of State endorsed Agenda 21 at the Rio Earth Summit, regarding the principles of Sustainable Development.

EarthCheck Certified provides a framework within which organisations can achieve the desired outcomes for sustainable tourism. This is set out in the final report of the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

Our program complies with the Mohonk Agreement, which outlines the guidelines and principles for an International Sustainable Tourism Certification Program. In fact, our standards are considered market leading. EarthCheck Certified is Accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and has been approved by the CDP.

EarthCheck continues to evolve and incorporates advances in both scientific benchmarking, science based targets and sustainability performance criteria. We’ve completed over 40,000 performance reports, thousands of on-site audits and certified clients in more than 70 countries. Just as we demand continual improvement of our clients, so too do we continuously challenge ourselves to improve.

Our clients count on us to keep abreast of changes that will impact on how they go about business and share knowledge with them openly and with integrity. Many have been with us since our earliest days of operation and our success is a mirror image of theirs.

Our vast network includes many of the world’s leading travel and tourism companies and we service them in multiple languages. So if you believe the planet deserves more than half measures and would like to walk the talk, please register.