TRC Sustainability Commitment

TRC Tourism is committed to tourism that contributes positively to society. We believe tourism can be a driver of positive change and has the power to contribute towards global sustainable development goals.

Every tourism destination relies on a well-functioning society, a healthy environment and a stable economy. Our vision is to create outstanding destinations that create value for residents and visitors, empower women, alleviate poverty and protect the natural and cultural assets upon which the tourism industry depends.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the overarching framework that shape, steer and communicate our work both in the advice we give to our clients and in the way we conduct our business. These 17 goals aim to advance global development in a way that creates better lives for the people of the world without causing damage to the environment, to other people or to civic institutions. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council framework for sustainable tourism also guides our work.

TRC Tourism will provide solutions for our clients which maximise benefits against the SDGs and enhance their community and environment.

TRC Tourism, as an organisation, consumes resources on account of its daily operation and procurement. We strive to incorporate sustainability practices into all our business operations and actions. As a consumer we are responsible for reducing negative environmental impacts. As an employer, we are responsible for contributing to a socially conscious labour market and creating a culture in the organisation where sustainability considerations are naturally incorporated into every project.

TRC will share information about our projects that address the SDGs via the platform.

TRC Australia is a carbon neutral company…

For a long time, TRC Tourism has been advocating, educating and providing environmentally and socially sustainable solutions for tourism, recreation and conservation projects. When reassessing our own values recently, we asked – ‘are we ourselves doing enough?’ Pathzero has helped us assess our carbon impact, and with some small changes, we can now proudly advise we are a carbon neutral business. TRC’s mantra is about making a difference for people and places, joining the net zero movement honours this philosophy.

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TRC New Zealand is certified Climate Positive Business Operations

TRC Tourism is proud to be certified Climate Positive Business Operations (120%) with Ekos. We have measured and offset 120% of our carbon footprint for the scope 1, 2 and 3 CO2e emissions with certified carbon credits. These certified carbon credits are sourced from projects that grow and protect forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development. For this financial year TRC Tourism has decided to source the carbon credits from ‘Aotearoa New Zealand Forest Protection Project, NZUs/Pacific Island Rainforest Protection Projects, meaning 50% of the carbon credits have been purchased from the Kern Creek Forest Conservation Project and 50% have been purchased from Babatana Rainforest Conservation Project.

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