Psst….Have You Heard Yet?
Sydney’s own EcoWalks Tours completed the ECO Certificate program.
Here at EcoWalks Tours we have once again proven our sustainable business practices surpass industry standards. Recently, we successfully passed Ecotourism Australia’s internationally recognised audit program.
So, why did we undergo an audit?
We wanted to show the WORLD that we promote and uphold the highest standards of sustainability. So we went ahead and shifted our focus on excelling in the internationally accredited ECO Certification program which Ecotourism Australia endorses.
Ecotourism Australia CEO Rod Hillman says that by
“Having an auditor is essential in ensuring transparency and the authenticity of a business’ claims to sustainability.”
So, we conducted our evaluations, adjustments and refinements over several months along our sustainable journey.
But, what does this mean?
Well, we provide excellence in sustainable tourism and the audit was essential for identifying and enhancing our tour business. It provided opportunities for reflection as well as useful resources for improving and adapting our business operations.
Community and Consultation with Gaimaragal Group
Also along our sustainable journey, we reached out to enhance community partnerships with the Gaimaragal Group. This was for us to learn more about and promote local Aboriginal histories and cultural practices within Sydney Harbour National Park. Auditor Fiona Sleight says that she was particularly impressed with
“our consulting and working with Indigenous organisations to enhance the understanding of Sydney’s cultural heritage.”
As a result of our community consultation and connection with our local Aboriginal representatives, we have been invited to host a walking tour celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Gai-mariagal Festival.
So, we are proud to be hosting a cultural experience later in this year to enhance community connections and learning of Aboriginal heritage.
Lee De Gail, Matthew Springall and Susan Moylan-Coombs at Caba Caba looking over Borogegal land along the shores of Sydney Harbour National Park.