Sustainability is a buzzword in the travel industry, but what does it actually mean?
Travel as we know it today is unsustainable. It relies on a finite supply of natural resources and produces waste that pollutes our environment. In order to ensure a sustainable future for the industry, we need to start measuring and reporting on our progress.
Measuring sustainability is important. It’s a process, not just a result. In fact, it’s about more than just the environment and profit–it’s also about how organizations behave and interact with their communities.
When you start measuring sustainability, you’ll find that it can be complicated to define what “sustainable” means for your organization or community. There are many different ways to measure sustainability; here are some examples:
- Environmental impact (e.g., carbon footprint)
- Social impact (e.g., volunteer hours)
- Economic viability
Reporting on sustainability
Reporting on sustainability can help businesses improve their performance, meet their legal and ethical responsibilities, and improve their reputation. It can also help them plan for the future by providing valuable insights into how they’re performing now compared with earlier years or against other companies in their industry.
In this section we’ll look at some of the business benefits that come from measuring and reporting on your company’s environmental impact.
Accreditation and certification
Accreditation and certification is an important part of the measurement and reporting process. It’s a way to ensure that companies are working towards a common goal, like sustainable development or environmental protection. And it can be used to measure the performance of a company, as well as its products and services.
For example: if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly hotel in Hawaii, you might choose one with LEED certification because it means they have taken steps toward being more eco-friendly than other hotels in the area.
Sustainable development is an ongoing process that requires reporting and measurement.
Sustainable development is an ongoing process. It’s a journey, not a destination.
It requires monitoring and measurement to ensure that we are on track to achieving our goals. Sustainable development is not just about doing things differently; it also requires us to measure what we do so that we can make decisions based on data rather than assumptions or opinions alone.
In conclusion, measuring and reporting are integral to the sustainable development process. Sustainable development is an ongoing process that requires reporting and measurement in order to evaluate progress made towards achieving goals and objectives set by organizations and governments. Organizations can use this information to make better decisions about their policies, practices and operations in order to minimize their impact on society while maximizing benefits received from their activities.