October 2021

In an important milestone, Whatley Manor has achieved Bronze Accreditation through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.

Sue Williams, Whatley GM comments; “To reach this point represents a lot of work, but it is such a worthwhile journey. The whole process is so focused and thorough. I cannot imagine trying to decarbonize this business with out such a scientific framework to follow. Earthcheck’s processes really guide you well. I feel really proud of the team for all their input to get us to this point”

To avoid catastrophic climate change, the world needs to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. Today, we are already at 1.1 °C and feeling the effects, meaning that the window for achieving our target and avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change is rapidly closing. The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations need to be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating this change.

Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that Whatley Manor has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.

Mr. Moore said, “I would like to congratulate whole team at Whatley Manor on their achievement. Whatley Manor is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”

By working with EarthCheck, Whatley Manor has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.

 

ENDS

 

For more information, contact:

Eloise Gordon – Eloise@whatleymanor.com

Network London PR – maureen@networklondonpr.com, or pia@networklondonpr.com

Marketing – EarthCheck

P: +61 7 3924 4200

E: marketing@earthcheck.org