South American tourism industry to become more environmentally sustainable
EarthCheck, the world's leading environmental benchmarking and
certification company for the travel and tourism industry has
forged a partnership with one of South America's most respected
environmental sustainability organizations.
Chile based, Valor Sustentable will provide EarthCheck training
and services throughout Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.
EarthCheck's environmental sustainability program is currently used
by more than 1,300 clients in 70 countries.
Valor Sustentable specializes in environmental projects
involving energy efficiency, industrial ecology, sustainability
strategizing, carbon and water management and solar power
CEO Stewart Moore said Valor Sustentable shares the vision that
responsible tourism organizations need to develop and implement
strategies which contribute toward environmental sustainability as
well as saving money and improving operational efficiency.
"Valor Sustentable has a solid track record in South America and
their philosophy combined with their experience and local market
knowledge is a perfect match for services offered by
Valor Sustentable Managing Director Tomas Steinacker said the
scientifically proven EarthCheck system and the independently
audited processes have the potential to change the face of
environmental sustainability in the South American tourism
"Thousands of tourism operators around the world have benefited
from the scientific systems and reliable processes offered by
EarthCheck. I believe that after several years of sustained growth,
the travel and tourism industry in South America is ready to take
the next step to engage in sustainability," said Mr Steinacker.
"Environmental sustainability is crucial for tourism operators
to maintain and increase their position in the highly competitive
travel and tourism industry."
About Valor Sustentable:
Valor Sustentable was founded by Tomás Steinacker and José
Miguel Friz, both industrial engineers with post graduate
sustainability studies in the University of Cambridge, UK and the
University of Michigan, US respectively. They have worked in
sustainability related projects for several years achieving great
results in embedding sustainability in organization and diminishing
the environmental footprint of Chilean companies.
EarthCheck is an internationally recognised environmental
management and certification program with more than 1300 members in
70 countries. The program improves operational performance of
member organisations and reduces costs. EarthCheck's global network
of clients report an average saving of 30% on energy and waste
streams; and a 20% saving on water consumption. The company takes a
scientific and systematic approach to risk mitigation and
legislative requirements and is regarded as one of the world's
best-practice environmental sustainability leaders.
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Tomás Steinacker, Managing Director Valor Sustentable -
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