Category Archives for "Global"

Rainforest Certified

Rainforest Certified

Rainforest Certified

Many businesses claim their products are sustainable, but how do consumers really know? Increasingly, they are demanding an independent, third-party seal of approval. Distinguish your goods and services through the Rainforest Alliance's family of marks.
Farms, forestry operations and other businesses that meet the appropriate certification and verification standards earn access to the Rainforest Alliance family of marks for on- and off-product promotions.
Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance Certification offers farms a way to distinguish their products as being socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Forestry
Our diverse set of certification and verification services includes forest certification; legality, logging and forest carbon verification and validation; and forest products chain-of-custody certification (wood, paper, furniture and more).
Tourism
We offer verification services to hotels, restaurants and inbound tour operators who are interested in improving their environmental, social and economic practices and are on their way to obtaining certification.
Forest Carbon
We offer validation and verification services to forest-based carbon projects under a variety of credible standards, including the Chicago Climate Exchange, Plan Vivo and the Verified Carbon Standard.
www.rainforest-alliance.org/certification-verification

EarthCheck

EarthCheck

EarthCheck

EarthCheck is a web-based solution that is suitable for both large and small organizations. It provides the tools to track and measure resource use and waste output, enhance design and operational efficiencies, and encourage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
www.earthcheck.org

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental self-assessment, hoteliers are awarded a 1-5 Green Key rating and provided with guidance on how to "unlock" opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and operating costs through reduced utility consumption, employee training, and supply chain management.
The program assesses the 5 main operational areas of a property and covers nine areas of sustainable practices:

Operational Areas

  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Engineering

Sustainable Practices

  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Solid waste management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Community outreach
  • Building infrastructure
  • Land use
  • Environmental management

Upon completion of the program and being awarded their Green Key Rating, an on-site inspection may be conducted to confirm the rating. Green Key is the only program of its kind to conduct on-site inspection and validation of ratings in Canada and the United States.
www.greenkeyglobal.com

Green Globe

Green Globe

Green Globe

The Green Globe certification is a premier global certification label for the sustainable management and operations of travel and tourism businesses. The standard is based on such agreements as Agenda 21 and ISO 14001 which covers areas of sustainable management, social economic equity, cultural heritage and environmental health.
Each Green Globe participant is benchmarked against specific Sector Benchmarking Indicators (SBI) appropriate to their operations. Green Globe has 3 levels: Bronze (Benchmarked), Silver (Certified) and Gold. Organisations that have achieved Green Globe Silver for a period of 5 or more continuous years are awarded the Gold logo
www.greenglobe.com