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What Can I Do In My Business?

Achieving environmental sustainability in tourism can be complicated by the variety of programs and initiatives available. To assist operators in taking the first step, a simple process called the ‘Pathway to Sustainability’ has been developed.

“If you are looking to make your business more sustainable and reduce your impact on the environment, do so in small bites. You cannot change the world in one night!” (read more)

Pauline Hartwig, Airlie Beach Hotel

  The Pathway to Sustainability Diagram   

The ‘Pathway to Sustainability’ is different for each business but the five steps are designed for any business to follow. It is important to note that the steps presented relate only to environmental sustainability and you must acknowledge the economic and social impacts of your operation in order to be truly sustainable.

Start on you Pathway to Sustainability by completing The Sustainability Checklist.

Useful Resources:

  • The Sustainability Checklist
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Factsheets
  • Case Studies 

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