Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability

Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Following consideration of the importance of environmental sustainability and a commitment to be a benefit to the (Q1-INSERT LOCAL COMMUNITY NAME) community,

(Q2-INSERT ORGANISATION NAME) is committed to strive to achieve environmental and social sustainability for (Q3-BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SCOPE OF TOURISM PRODUCT).

(Q4-INSERT PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE, IF ANY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT NEARBY) Example: Mahi Mahi Hotel (a large organisation with an Environmental Management System) will implement and regularly update its Environmental Management System. OR Castilada Cableways (a small aerial cableway organisation) will implement our environmental action plan in accordance with the requirements of the Green Globe Company Standard).

(Q2-INSERT ORGANISATION NAME) will comply with all relevant legislation and regulations, we strive to achieve international best practice in (NOMINATE AN AREA FOR FOCUS). We have appointed the

(Q7-INSERT NAME OF CONTACT) as the Sustainability Coordinator, who has responsibility for ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures. Special consideration will be given to employing and empowering the local staff and wherever efficient and environmentally sustainable, products and services will be sourced locally. We encourage staff to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability and our status under the Green Globe programme to our guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesalers.

(Q8- INSERT HOW YOU WILL INVOLVE STAFF).

DELEGATED RESPONSIBILITIES Sustainability coordinator has responsibility for ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures. Operations manager has responsibility to develop and maintain an innovative and empowering environment that rewards commitment to environmental and social sustainability and our status under the Green Globe program to our guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesalers. Special consideration will be given to employing and empowering the local staff, and wherever efficient and environmentally sustainable, products and services will be sourced locally. Management Reviews Management regularly reviews and refines sustainability activities through: • senior management meetings • reporting to Council and Committees • strategic planning and budget setting • system reporting • market research and environmental scans • operational planning • team / work unit planning • quarterly performance review meetings • individual executive and management goal setting SIGNED (NAME, POSITION e.g. Chairman of Directors, CEO) (INSERT DATE) NOTE: This policy is a public document to be on display, a copy may be given to anyone. The organisation invites staff, landowners, guests and the community to suggest ways to further achieve best practice environmental and social sustainability. This policy will be reviewed by the end of the current year and subsequently each year.

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