In an important milestone, The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has achieved Master Certification through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.
The recognition comes as a result of 15 years of unwavering commitment to sustainability under the direction of EarthCheck. Since opening in 2004, GCCEC has implemented many effective projects and initiatives including an overarching sustainability policy, green event checklist, Green Team, waste and water reduction processes, power-saving equipment, and compostable products.
Adrienne Readings General Manager GCCEC said "Our industry plays a pivotal role in driving awareness and change in environmental practices and I am thrilled to announce that we achieved Master status with EarthCheck. This achievement reflects our dedication to taking a leadership position in driving a greener, more responsible future for the events industry."
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said “GCCEC has taken a significant leadership position in helping to deliver sustainable and responsible events and meetings and was recognised leader in this field.
EarthCheck Master Certification requires a dedication to the highest standards of environmental and social care and is the highest accolade that can be awarded under the EarthCheck program. Importantly it is not an easy task, it takes the commitment of the whole team to deliver improved operational results across the business,” he continued.
Mr Moore highlighted the consistent sustainability measures that GCCEC has undertaken towards optimising its energy performance, improving water usage, integrating responsible waste management systems, supporting the local community, and reducing its carbon footprint with science-based targets.