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ECO CERTIFICATION

Want to help the environment while you are on holidays? The ECO Certification logo means that you are guaranteed to experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction or accommodation that looks after the environment. The ECO Certification program assures you that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

NATURE TOURISM

Tourism in a natural area that leaves 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 conservation of the environment and helps local communities.

ADVANCED ECOTOURISM

Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing 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.

ECOGUIDE

EcoGuides are tour guides committed to being a master of knowledge in the areas they take you and dedicated to providing an authentic experience.  These EcoGuides not only know how to ensure your adventures in the Australian wilderness have minimal impact on the environment, but are very well experienced and have a passion for all things nature.

RESPECTING OUR CULTURE

ROC Certified businesses are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledges Indigenous peoples spiritual connection to the land and water.

The Respecting Our Culture program also encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce the living cultural heritage and living cultures of Indigenous Communities.

CLIMATE ACTION CERTIFICATION

Looking for a carbon-friendly holiday?  Look for the Climate Action Certification logo.  Businesses carrying this logo have made a commitment to minimising their impacts on climate change through a range of energy and emission reduction strategies.

CLIMATE ACTION BUSINESS

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint

CLIMATE ACTION INNOVATOR

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint

CLIMATE ACTION LEADER

Businesses have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of business planning and operations. They are measuring and auditing their carbon footprint via a creditable system and have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting and are working towards becoming carbon neutral.

Marketing and Use of Ecotourism Australia’s Certification Logos

The Climate Action and Respecting Our Culture logos may only be used for businesses that have been certified through these programs.  The logo may be used on the businesses website, brochure or other marketing collateral.

At no stage shall a business infer that a parent, sister or subsidiary company is certified unless an application has been approved for each business – or all businesses as a whole.

The ECO Certificationlogomay be located only alongside products that have gained certification.  If the certification logo is used on the front cover of a brochure containing both certified and non-certified products, the logo must always be accompanied by an asterisk next to the certified products and the following statement:  “* this symbol nominates products that have gained certification under the ECO Certification Program.”

In the case of visual electronic media (e.g. television), the ECO Certification logomay be identified only alongside certified products.  Operators must not imply that all products are equally certified if that is not the case. In the case of audio electronic media (e.g. radio), certified products may be identified, but the audio script must not imply that all products promoted are certified.

The certification logo of the lowest level may be displayed on the front cover with an asterisk and a statement “*this symbol nominates products that have gained certification under the ECO Certification Program”.  Alternatively, the generic ECO Certified tourism logo below may be used where there are multiple levels of certification achieved.  The appropriate level logo may be displayed alongside relevant products.

The EcoGuide logo may be used to advertise that products use the service of an EcoGuide for their tours.  In the case where not all guides are certified EcoGuides, there must be no inferring that all tours are conducted by certified EcoGuides.  In this instance the logo must be accompanies by an asterisk with the following statement:  “*not all tours are conducted by certified EcoGuides”