Sustainable Tourism and Business Practices

22 October 2014

There is a range of government and industry initiatives to help tourism operators adopt better environmental management practices.

NSW Government initiatives

Sustaining your environment
NSW Environment and Heritage offers practical and financial assistance to achieve greater resource-efficiency and more sustainable work practices.

Love Food Hate Waste
The Food Donation Tool Kit can save your business money and ensures your surplus food is provided to support those in need.

Basix
The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) ensures homes are designed using specific water and energy targets. These principles can also be applied to other types of construction.

Australian Government resources and initiatives

Tourism Australia Sustainability toolkit
A resource for the tourism industry

Green Vehicle Guide
Provides information on environmental performance of new light vehicles sold in Australia.

Environmental Sustainability
Resources including design and water efficiency guides for office buildings

Tourism industry accreditation

Ecotourism Australia
Administers an Eco Certification program which provides an assurance that eco certified products are backed by a commitment to best practice ecological sustainability.

Earthcheck
Provides evaluation and certification for tourism operators.

Other resources

NSW Business Chamber
The NSW Business Chamber works with members to provide practical information and advice that helps business to implement a solution.