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International Eco Certification Program

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The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. It has three levels:

Nature Tourism - tourism in a natural area that leaves a minimal impact on the environment;

EcoTourism: tourism in a natural area that offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with an operator that uses resources wisely, contributes to the conversation of the environment, and helps local communities;

Advanced Ecotourism: ecotourism that provide an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities. 

 

 

Learn more: International Eco Certification Program websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with International Eco Certification Program's standard is verified by unknown.

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Ecotourism Australia

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1991

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Tourism


Where this ecolabel is found
Australia



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Last updated: 20 January 2012