The Green Growth 2050 Global Standard is based on a range of internationally recognised environmental and hotel industry sustainability standards.
- UN Global Compact;
- The UNEP Green Economy Principles;
- UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
- The Code against the sexual exploitation of children;
- UNWTO Ethics in Tourism;
- International Labour Organisation Standards; and,
- The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators.
Green Growth 2050 is a proud member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). We support the GSTC mission of making all tourism more sustainable by increasing the reach of sustainable tourism practices to traditional, small, and large-scale operations and we endorse the principles of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC Criteria). Our Green Growth 2050 Global Standard for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels and tour operators has been recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Regional Standards are also covered including the new ASEAN Tourism Standards due for release in S.E. Asia in 2015 and the Trip Advisors Green Leaders Program currently operating in Europe and North America.
By utilizing these international programs, Green Growth 2050 has been able to develop a comprehensive global standard that covers all the major sustainability and CSR perspectives including:
- Sustainability Management
- Legal Compliance
- Labour Practices
- Health & Safety
- Human Rights
- Sustainability Design & Construction of Buildings & Infrastructure
- Sustainable Operations – Best Practice
- Bribery & Corruption
- Energy, Water, Waste & CO2
- Environmental Stewardship – Conserving Resources
- Environmental Stewardship – Reducing Pollution
- Environmental Stewardship – Conserving Biodiversity
- Social & Community Development
Green Growth 2050 includes over 400 CSR & sustainability indicators making it one of the most comprehensive travel and tourism based standards available.