MCEC Sustainability Manger, Samantha Ferrier said the achievement is an important milestone in their broader commitment to sustainability, including MCEC’s new five-year sustainability strategy.
“As an industry, we need to be accountable for the impact we have on the world around us. This means, to make a meaningful shift across the sector, we must all commit to a shared vision of change.”
“To be recognised as a leader in the sustainability space is a wonderful step towards our vision, to take tangible steps towards a positive impact on the environment,” she said.
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the world needs to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius 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.
By continuing to work with EarthCheck, MCEC joins other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
For more information visit https://mcec.com.au/about-us/sustainability.