ethy Sustainability Standards
The brand actively works towards the global goal of halting biodiversity loss by 2030 and the shared vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050 through taking action to avoid and minimise negative impacts to conserve carbon- and species-rich ecosystems (no net loss impact).
- The brand must have a documented policy on how they avoid and minimise negative impacts to conserve carbon- and species-rich ecosystems. This policy must be implemented in its operations.
- The brand must not engage in activities that harm wildlife or destroy natural habitats. For experiences, events and travel operators, the brand must have policies in place to ensure that its travel experiences or events do not harm wildlife or damage natural habitats.
- The brand must take steps to minimise its environmental impact, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by meeting at least one of the ethy’s Stable Climate standards.
- The brand must be transparent and accountable in its efforts to protect and conserve biodiversity, and must regularly report on its progress.
- The brand must have a track record of operating in a responsible and sustainable manner and must be able to demonstrate this through its policies and practices.
Policies, reports or documents that outline the brand's policies and practices on:
- How the brand avoids and minimises negative impacts to conserve carbon- and species-rich ecosystems.
- The policy should include the conservation area location(s), approximate size(s), ecosystem types, any threats to the biodiversity in the area, and key information on how your brand reduces the threats or contributes towards conserving these areas.
- This policy must be implemented in its operations.
- The policy must include and cover the events and/or experiences provided by the brand and its vendors or suppliers.
Evidence of the brand's efforts to minimise the impact of climate change and reduce pollution by meeting at least one of the ethy’s Stable Climate standards.
Evidence of the implementation of the provided policies, which could include:
- Copies of documents or records related to conservation efforts and initiatives supported by the brand.
- Statements or letters from partnering conservation organisations or other stakeholders that attest to the brand's commitment to protecting biodiversity.
- Audits or assessments conducted by third-party organisations that demonstrate the brand’s actions to conserve carbon- and species-rich ecosystems.
- Progress reports, case studies or examples of specific initiatives or projects the brand has undertaken to protect biodiversity.
- Documents or policies which demonstrate that vendors or suppliers also comply with the criteria.
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Through achieving this ethy ecolabel, brands also demonstrate contribution towards the following goals.
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