At Tourism Tribe, we are excited to announce that we recently completed our Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard. Sustainable Tourism is something that the entire team at Tourism Tribe lives, breathes, and is very passionate about.
Even though we have no physical office, our team are always looking to implement sustainable practices into their home environments, with over 50% of the team having solar and rainwater tanks in their homes. We even have one team member who lives off the grid and one driving a full electric vehicle.
A low-impact, sustainable online business is deeply embedded in Tourism Tribes’ business model. Having an online business model was not something that happened as a result of Covid. It was a conscious decision that was made when Tourism Tribe was established in 2015. It was for this reason that Tourism Tribe was drawn to the Srtive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.
The scorecard was developed by Ecotourism Australia to help tourism operators assess and improve their sustainability practices. Based on Eco-Tourism Australia’s existing criteria. The scorecard covers the four pillars of sustainability.
- Sustainable management
- Environmental management
- Socio-economic impacts
- Cultural impacts
Completing the scorecard has given us insight into our sustainability practices, which has helped us identify areas where we can make improvements. We now have an action list that we can work towards.
The Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard is also a great tool for helping businesses be more aware of their socio-economic and cultural impacts. Sustainable tourism is not just about recycling and reducing your carbon footprint; it is about giving back to your community and being culturally respectful.
Overall, the process has enabled us to prioritise sustainability in our business practices and take action to reduce our negative impact on the environment and communities in which we are located.
Completing the Strive for Sustainability Scorecard is a positive step towards creating a more sustainable tourism industry. It provides valuable insights into sustainability practices and can help tourism operators identify areas for improvement, making it a worthwhile investment for any business that wants to prioritise sustainability.
In a further commitment towards sustainable tourism, Tourism Tribe was the Gold Sponsor of the 2023 ECO Think, Destination Forum hosted by Eco Tourism Australia. This was a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded businesses that also want to work towards a better tomorrow.
To find out more about the Stive 4 Sustainability Scorecard please visit the page on the EcoTourism Australia website.