PATA Earns A Bronze


The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand has earned a Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck – which is a leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony will take place during the PATAcademy-HCD Workshop on Sustainability in Tourism from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2015.
PATA has been working with EarthCheck for 12 months to collect and collate operational data and information on its practices in order to be benchmarked against EarthCheck’s global sustainability standard.

The benchmarking data addressed a wide range of issues, including water, waste and energy use, occupational health and safety, risk management, community contributions and the use of paper, chemicals and cleaning products.

It is the first time PATA has sought and achieved any sustainable operations standard.
PATA CEO, Mario Hardy stated: “Since 1951, PATA has aspired to be a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. We are honoured and proud to achieve such recognition, as it reflects our staff’s commitment to taking action for constant improvement. EarthCheck’s benchmarking allows us to measure ourselves against global industry standards, a valuable resource that gives pointers on where we do well, and where we can do more.”
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