Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently received its EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked certification following the successful completion of its annual EarthCheck benchmarking assessment. This follows eleven consecutive years of the Centre retaining its EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked certification.
Applauding the team members’ commitment to helping the venue become more
sustainable and environmentally friendly, the Centre’s Deputy General Manager, John
Burke shared, “We are extremely happy to have achieved our EarthCheck Silver status!”
He continued, “This improvement not only endorses all the hard work and planning that
takes place behind the scenes, but showcases how integral every team member is in our
endeavour to be an industry leader and world-class venue that operates its business in a
responsible and sustainable manner. It also reflects our support of the long-term
sustainability goals of the business events industry in Malaysia.”
To achieve EarthCheck Silver Certification, the Centre is required to have an
Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy and working practices in place for
benchmarking and managing the performance of eight key areas: energy, greenhouse
gas emissions, water, community, paper, corporate social responsibility, waste and
pesticides and cleaning products. The venue is also judged on its governance,
sustainability approach and communication.
“Having made the jump from bronze to silver, we look forward to strengthening our
control processes to ensure business continuity, compliance and transparency, as we
work towards EarthCheck Gold in the future,” Burke concluded.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory
group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, they have helped businesses, communities and
governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to
visit, live, work and play. EarthCheck understand the value of big ideas and the
importance of clear communication. They know that what can be good for the planet is
also good for business.
Source:- Kuala Lumur Convention Centre