Green Growth 2050 Global Standard

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GG2050_logos_allThe Green Growth 2050 Global Standard is GSTC recognised and includes over 400 CSR & sustainability indicators making it one of the most comprehensive travel and tourism based standards available.

Each non-mandatory indicator is rated in accordance with its importance within a total scoring regime out of 500. Businesses will be certified Silver, Gold or Platinum depending on their overall percentage achievement.

The Green Growth Global Standard covers the following CSR & Sustainability protocols:

  • Sustainability Management
    • SM.1 Implementation and Policy Framework
    • SM.2 Compliance to International Conventions
      • SM.2.1 UN Global Compact
      • SM.2.2 Other International Conventions
  • Legal Compliance
    • LG.1    Licensing & Legislation
    • LG.2    Land Use
  • Labour Practices
    • LP.1    Employee Protection
    • LP.2    Employee Training
    • LP.3    Equitable Hiring
  • Health & Safety
    • HS.1    General
    • HS.2    Disaster Management & Emergency Response
  • Human Rights
    • HR.1    General
    • HR.2    Respect Local Populations
    • HR.3    Exploitation
    • HR.4    Basic Services
    • HR.5    Local Livelihoods
  • Sustainable Design & Construction of Buildings and Infrastructure
    • SD.1    Planning & Design
    • SD.2    Equitable Access
  • Sustainable Operations – Best Practice
    • SO.1    Purchasing Policy
    • SO.2    Customer Satisfaction
    • SO.3    Accuracy of Promotional Materials
    • SO.4    Experiential or Interpretive Tourism
    • SO.5    Communications Strategy
    • SO.6    Food & Beverage
    • SO.7    Green Meetings
  • Bribery & Corruption
    • BC.1    Policy and Disclosure
    • BC.2    Supply Chain
  • Environmental Stewardship – Conserving Resources
    • EV.1    Energy Consumption
    • EV.2    Water Consumption
  • Environmental Stewardship – Reducing Pollution
    • EV.3    Greenhouse Gas
    • EV.4    Wastewater
    • EV.5    Waste Management
    • EV.6    Harmful Substances & Other Pollutants
  • Environmental Stewardship – Conserving Biodiversity
    • EV.7    Wildlife & Habitat
    • EV.8    Landscapes & Biodiversity
  • Social & Community Development
    • SC.1    Community Development & Support
    • SC.2    Local Employment & Training
    • SC.3    Cultural Heritage

If you would like a copy of the full Green Growth 2050 Global Standard, including the underlying compliance indicators, please contact us.

The Green Growth 2050 Global Standard was developed by the team at VisionCSR and is based on a range of internationally recognised environmental and hotel industry sustainability standards. These include:

  • UN Global Compact;
  • The UNEP Green Economy Principles;
  • UN 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.

The Green Growth Global Standard also includes elements of:

  • Baseline Criteria of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas
  • Agenda 21 and principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 Governments at the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992
  • The Mohonk Agreement
  • ISO 9001 / 14001 / 19011 / 26000 (International Standard Organization)